Local self-government elections are over in Georgia. The election process was stopped at exactly 20:00 and the polling stations were closed. Now election commissions are starting to count ballots.
Voters cast their votes in 3,743 polling stations in 73 constituencies.
Voters elected 2,068 members of 64 city assemblies and 64 mayors today.
Polling stations opened at 07:00 and voting started at 08:00.
The candidate who receives more than 50% of votes in the mayoral elections will win, while majoritarian members of City Councils need to overcome a 40% threshold.
The threshold in municipalities, except Tbilisi, is 3% for the proportional election. In the Tbilisi City Council, the mandates will be distributed proportionally only to those election subjects that will receive at least 2.5% of the votes.
In the October 2 local elections, voters elected mayors and city councils for a four-year term.
According to the CEC, 3,513,884 voters were registered in the unified voter list. As of 17:00, the voter turnout in Georgia was 41.35%, which is 1,446,218 voters.
By Ana Dumbadze