On September 27, 2023 certification exams of Precinct Election Commission (PEC) members is launched.
The campaign to inform citizens about the exam and to prepare for it has been running since May. The certification process will be conducted with profile designed tests (publicized tests are used in the exam in an unchanged form).
Examination centers are launched in 16 municipalities of the country and the members of the exam secretariat trained by the Training Centre will provide services to the citizens at the locations selected for passing the exam.
According to the results of registration, 8124 citizens express willingness to pass the PECs members exam, which, taking into account the number of places available for the exam, is 81% (information about the number of examinees registered according to examination centers is available at the link (in Georgian)).
For the attention of those who wish to pass the exam:
The examinee will be admitted to the certification exam only once, according to the examination center indicated in the registration card, indicating the examination date and time.
For the purpose of going through the admission procedure in the examination hall, the citizen must appear at the center 10 minutes before the start time of the examination, examinee must hold the identity card of the citizen of Georgia or the passport of the citizen of Georgia.
During the exam, the examinee is prohibited from: leaving the examination hall; use of normative acts, law commentaries, manuals, records or other similar material; speaking, giving or receiving help, obstructing another person in any way; access and use of technical means, including mobile phone.
An examinee who does not show up for the exam, shows up late, or violates the established rules during the exam, will be removed from the exam.
Certification exam is being conducted via e-testing method. The duration of the exam is 1 hour. 24 exam tests are automatically selected for the examinee in the electronic program, using a random selection method, the correct answer for each test is evaluated with 1 point. Minimum passing level is 24 points. To receive a positive assessment, the examinee must score 15 points. The validity period of the certificate is determined by the period of 5 years after passing the exam.
LEPL Centre for Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training will administer the certification exams.