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About the activities implemented for purpose of facilitation and simplification of electoral processes for the voters with disabilities, for the elections of 27 October 2013
18 October, 2013
About the activities implemented for purpose of facilitation and simplification of electoral processes for the voters with disabilities, for the elections of 27 October 2013
Adaptation of election precincts for the voters using wheelchair

Provision of permanent/temporary ramps at election precincts, in cooperation with public agencies;
Provision of special voting booths (and distribution to 600 precincts all over Georgia).
For deaf/hard of hearing voters
Provision of videos prepared by the CEC (concerning electoral procedures) with translation in sign language;
Distribution of videos on participation in voting, by means of notebooks at identified polling stations (1077)

For blind voters

For those polling stations, which have voters with disabilities due to visual impairment, the CEC shall provide for the use of such technologies, which will allow the voters to fill out the ballot paper independently (Organic Law of Georgia – the Election Code Article 63, paragraph 2).
Informing voters with disabilities

Provision of translation of the CEC’s videos describing electoral procedures to the sign language;
Organizing Flash mob with participation of the people with disabilities;

Informing the voters with visual impairment and using wheel chairs about their rights and electoral procedures, by means of the CEC help line; informing deaf voters via SMS messages, about the provision of sign language translation for the videos describing electoral procedures, available in notebooks at polling stations
Informing the stakeholders
The meetings with:

Diplomatic corps;
The representatives of local and international organizations are planned for the Elections of the President of Georgia of 27 October 2013.
Training of the members of the Precinct Election Commission ((by the training center under the CEC)
Training/instructing the PEC members on “adherence to the norms and etiquette for talking with the voters with disabilities” (the instructions are prepared in cooperation of IFES and the CE). .

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