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CEC: Number of Voters 3,613,851
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 29 Sep.'12 / 01:14

Georgia has total of 3,613,851 voters, according to an updated figure released by the Central Election Commission (CEC) on September 26.

It is the highest figure ever recorded in Georgia in last twenty two years.

Meanwhile, the Voters’ List Verification Commission (VLVC), which under the election code is the main body responsible for the accuracy of the voter list, passed on September 19 a decision setting number of eligible voters at 3,666,178 – that is 52,327 more than CEC’s figure. It was not possible to obtain a clear explanation from either VLVC or CEC what was the reason behind the discrepancy between the two figures.

(UPDATE: a day after this text was published, CEC sent to Civil.ge an email to explain discrepancy, according to which over 50,000 voters were not included in the list because it was not possible to assign them to any specific precinct, because one large part of them was assigned to addresses abroad and another one assigned to addresses within the occupied territories, but they were not registered as having a status of internally displaced persons; there were over 4,000 persons whom it was not possible to assign to any polling station because of their problematic addresses).

According to VLVC of 3,666,178 eligible voters 206,795 are internally displaced persons; names of 305,315 voters in the list are marked as ‘being abroad’ of which only 43,176 are registered with Georgian consulates abroad to cast ballot; 191,890 are ‘deregistered’ voters; 54,019 are in military service; inmates with the right to vote - 2,125 (those convicted for less grave offenses) and 116 EU citizens (after a constitutional amendment tailored on Ivanishvili a Georgian-born EU citizen who has lived in Georgia for past five years is eligible to vote).

Number of Voters Per Regions and Districts

Figures released by the Central Election Commission include number of voters in each of the 73 districts, which also represent single-mandate constituencies where majoritarian MPs are elected.

The largest constituency is Georgia’s second-largest city of Kutaisi with total of 162,732 voters, followed by Tbilisi’s one of the ten single-mandate constituencies Gldani with 154,898 voters and also Tbilisi’s Samgori district with 154,621 voters. The smallest constituencies are Kazbegi, a mountainous district in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region with 5,810 voters and Lentekhi in mountainous Racha-Lechkhumi region with 5,988 voters.

Below are CEC’s figures of number of voters in each of the 73 election districts:

Tbilisi - 1,025,455

Mtatsminda - 52,370
Vake – 99,241
Saburtalo – 128,545
Krtsanisi – 47,039
Isani – 117,804
Samgori – 154,621
Chugureti – 58,807
Didube – 71,663
Nadzaladevi – 140,467
Gldani – 154,898

Kakheti region - 314,199

Sagarejo – 45,774
Gurjaani - 55,334
Signagi - 31,767
Dedoplistskaro - 23,131
Lagodekhi - 39,808
Kvareli - 29,623
Telavi - 57,940
Akhmeta - 30,822

Kvemo Kartli region - 410,884

Rustavi - 110,544
Gardabani - 74,268
Marneuli - 98,762
Bolnisi - 57,971
Dmanisi - 22,927
Tsalka - 24,357
Tetritskaro - 22,055

Mtskheta-Mtianeti region - 87,827

Mtskheta - 44,402
Tianeti - 11,157
Dusheti - 26,458
Kazbegi - 5,810

Shida Kartli region - 240,553

Gori - 112,291
Kaspi - 40,367
Kareli - 37,572
Khashuri - 50,323

Samtskhe-Javakheti region - 153,184

Borjomi - 27,567
Akhaltsikhe - 36,407
Adigeni - 15,675
Aspindza - 9,910
Akhalkalaki - 40,814
Ninotsminda - 22,811

Racha-Lechkhumi region - 36,946

Oni - 6,885
Ambrolauri - 12,111
Tsageri - 11,962
Lentekhi - 5,988

Imereti region - 564,166

Kutaisi - 162,732
Kharagauli - 20,328
Terjola - 34,711
Sachkhere - 44,184
Zestaponi - 57,050
Bagdati - 23,360
Vani - 26,818
Samtredia – 48,362
Khoni – 24,231
Chiatura – 45,226
Tkibuli – 23,841
Tskaltubo – 53,323

Guria region - 113,304

Ozurgeti – 64,365
Lanchkhuti – 30,130
Chokhatauri – 18,809

Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region - 362,403

Mestia – 8,469
Abasha – 22,024
Senaki – 42,710
Martvili – 34,558
Khobi – 29,422
Zugdidi – 128,470
Tsalenjikha – 32,058
Chkhorotsku - 23,127
Poti - 41,565

Adjara - 304,930

Batumi - 133,951
Keda - 15,751
Kobuleti - 69,239
Shuakhevi - 15,157
Khelvachauri - 46,597
Khulo - 24,235

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