According to the training concept elaborated by the LEPL Centre for Electoral Systems Developmnt, Reforms and Training (Training Centre), for October 1, 2023 Extraordinary and By-Elections, members of election commissions passed intensive training program.
Considering the procedural specifics of voting at the polling stations, according to the profile training program developed by the Training Centre:
Within the framework of the training program, the PECs’ members got acquainted in detail with the practical aspects of the service to be provided to the voters during the polling process. Issues related to the competence of the head officials of election commissions and the technique of performance of functions by other members of the commission during the voting process were stressed. training program, among them, included a component of developing practical skills for drawing up a summary protocol of voting results.
For election commissions, where the polling will be conducted using electronic technologies, the training program at all stages provided for the modeling of the operation of voter verification machines and special electronic vote counting machines, as well as synchronous training of commission members. Due to the high importance of informing the electorate on novelties integrated into the voting process, at the mentioned polling stations, commissions’ members were instructed on the communication to be carried out with voters while performing the function of voter registrar and on the explanations to be given to the voters on the procedural novelties of voting
40 trainers trained by the Training Center provided a total of 287 training sessions, including:
According to the data of the PECs’ members attendance at the trainings, the statistics are presented on the following links:
the Training Centre gave detailed instructions to the members of N12 Gurjaani, N30 Kaspi and N32 Gori District Election Commissions (DEC), in whose operational territory Extraordinary/By-Elections are held, on the activities to be carried out within the mandate of the DEC, and on the functioning of the electronic devices used in the polling process.
In order to inform the voters and stakeholders about the polling procedures, as well as for the purposes of promoting the effective conduct of activities by the members of the DECs/PECs, the Training Centre, in cooperation with the CEC, has developed various informational and educational materials, which are available at the link.
Integrating electronic technologies into the polling is a complex process. Informational-educational programs implemented by the Election Administration and the Training Centre are aimed at promoting the transformation of voters' behavior, raising the electoral awareness of stakeholders and developing the professional skills of administrators providing electoral services.