The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has opened an election observation mission in Georgia. The observation mission, headed by Ambassador Jillian Stirk, consists of core team of 13 international experts based in Tbilisi. In addition, 27 long-term observers will be deployed throughout the country from 1 October. Observers will be deployed across the country from October 1.
ODIHR has requested 350 short-term observers to be deployed immediately prior to the 31 October elections. The short-term observers will be deployed throughout the country in multinational teams of two to monitor the opening of polling stations, the voting, the counting of ballots, and the tabulation of results.
On election day, the ODIHR election observation mission will join efforts with delegations from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to monitor the opening of polling stations, voting, the counting of ballots and the tabulation of results.