EU and US Ambassadors Carl Hartzell and Kelly Degnan have urged Georgian voters to participate in the municipal election run-offs today.
“It is time for the people of Georgia to make their voices heard in the second round of local elections. Let me encourage everyone to use this opportunity. I wish all a calm and safe election day,” Hartzell stated.
Degnan said that ‘It’s a really important day for the people of Georgia. This is when the citizens come out and cast their votes, hold their leaders accountable, and make sure their leaders understand what their priorities are, whether it’s jobs or roads or water or healthcare.’
“So, I do hope that people will come out to vote, wear your mask, but come out and let your voices be heard. Hold your leaders accountable. This is the essence of democracy. The people of Georgia are the cornerstone of democracy and we really congratulate Georgian citizens for taking their voting so seriously,” Degnan stated. Georgia is holding the second round of municipal elections today.
A total of 2,088,722 voters, including 1,002,525 in Tbilisi ,are eligible to elect 20 mayors and 42 majoritarian members in City Assemblies.
A total of 358,782 voters (17.18 per cent of eligible voters) have cast their ballots as of 12 p.m. today.