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How will Georgians vote in the parliamentary elections given the pandemic?


Central Election Commission (CEC) head Tamar Zhvania spoke to Rustavi 2  about how the vote in the parliamentary elections on October 31 will take place given the coronavirus.

Voters with fever will be allowed to vote during the upcoming parliamentary elections, Zhvania told Rustavi 2, noting that as voters only have to be inside buildings for about 15 minutes during the voting process, this does not present a very substantial risk of the coronavirus spreading. 

Voters will be allowed to enter polling stations only with face masks. If a voter has no face mask, he/she will be offered one on the spot. Disposable pens will be distributed on the site as well to prevent the possible transmission of the virus.

Voting boots will not have curtains but they will be arranged in such a way as to ensure the secrecy of voting.

The process of marking voters will not be changed, as hand sanitisers do not remove the special liquid, said Zhvania.

The Central Election Commission has not yet decided on the conditions under which individuals infected with the coronavirus will vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections.





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