Polling procedures are discussed during a community
gathering in Sviri
OSCE contracted CARE which sub-contracted five local NGOs to
carry out voter education activities throughout Western
Georgia. Similar to project 8 in East
Georgia it was of significant importance to have a
central organization as CARE, with an established network and
expertise, to manage and monitor the activities of the local
A clear method of assessing the
number of voters reached should be developed.
A justification for the
difference on costs and outreach between the different local
NGOs should be provided.
PHASE I PROJECT
For the Presidential Elections the
implementing partner, CARE, carried out voter education in
communities which are involved in the “West – Georgia Community
Mobilisation Initiative” (W-GCMI) using five local NGO partners.
The communities are in the regions of Samegrelo, Imereti, Guria,
Racha Lechkhumi and Ajara.
to the implementation of the project by the local NGO for each
region, a series of meetings were held with representatives of
the local NGOs, local government and regional authorities, to
introduce the Community Based Voter Education Initiative
objectives. Local NGOs participated in a two-day training
seminar, and were provided with specific voter education
materials by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems