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Relaunching Georgia's Elections Portal: ElectionsPortal.ge and Data.ElectionsPortal.ge

03 October, 2013

TBILISI, 2 October 2013 – Today at Holiday Inn Tbilisi hotel the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA), Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) and JumpStart Georgia presented the renewed and improved Georgia’s Elections Portal. ElectionsPortal.ge is a website created by the non-governmental organizations in an effort to provide thorough and comprehensive information to the public regarding the elections in Georgia. The incidents maps allow users to view procedural violations observed by three observer organizations, as well as report elections-related violations observed by them via the toll-free SMS number 90039.

"Voters' education on elections-related issues is very important for us. For this purpose we created a special page on the portal where we publish elections-related informational videos", says Nino Lomjaria, ISFED's Executive Director. 

TI Georgia's Executive Director Eka Gigauri believes that "ElectionsPortal.ge is an important initiative as it provides an opportunity for citizens to take part in elections monitoring themselves. This way we try to promote civic activism in Georgia."

The Data.ElectionsPortal.ge enables one explore each election conducted in Georgia since 2008 by a variety of indicators such as turnout, overall results, individual party results and more. The website presents the data through maps which enable analysis over different geographical levels which include regions, districts and precincts. 

At the press conference, NDI/Georgia Country Director Luis Navarro commented: "This site should be of interest to all types of people who are interested in politics. It will help political parties target campaign activities by identifying areas of potential support based on the previous election results. The site is also useful for researchers looking to understand electoral patterns. There is something here for everyone."

ElectionsPortal.ge and Data.ElectionsPortal.ge were made possible by the generous support of United States Agency For International Development - USAID and EU Delegation to Georgia .The project is funded by NDI.

Data.electionsportal.ge is supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

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