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CEC: Number of Voters 3.53 Million
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 20 Oct.'13 / 14:43

There are total of 3,537,719 voters in Georgia eligible to cast ballot in the October 27 presidential election, according to updated data released by the Central Election Commission (CEC) on Saturday.

In last year’s parliamentary elections, there were 3,613,851 citizens in the voter lists – 76,132 more than now.

Difference between the previous and current figures is attributed by the authorities mainly to removal of de-registered voters from the lists.

The list is compiled by the CEC based on data provided mainly by the State Service Development Agency (SSDA), which is within the Ministry of Justice.

According to SSDA, slightly over 98,000 voters were de-registered from the list mainly because of being incorrectly registered to specific addresses.

CEC then subtracted voters abroad and the actual number of de-registered voters was set at 74,896, according to the election administration.

October 10 was the deadline for these de-registered voters to undergo re-registration; 9,142 voters re-registered themselves in the lists, according to SSDA.

In addition 48,458 voters, who have registered themselves with Georgian diplomatic missions abroad, will be able to cast ballot in the October 27 presidential election in total of 52 overseas precincts in 36 countries, including two precincts in Afghanistan for about 1,560 Georgian soldiers serving in ISAF mission (early voting is held for Georgian troops in Afghanistan on October 20), according to CEC. Number of voters abroad was 45,100 during the October 2012 parliamentary elections.

Not counting October 2012 parliamentary elections, the largest number of voters in Georgia was registered in May 1991 presidential election – 3,594,810 and in May 2010 local elections – 3,544,770.

Data released by the CEC also includes number of voters in each of the 73 election districts.

The largest constituency is Georgia’s second-largest city of Kutaisi with 158,967 voters, followed by Tbilisi’s Gldani and Samgori districts with 141,263 and 139,934 voters, respectively.

The smallest constituencies are Kazbegi, a mountainous district in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region with 5,714 voters and Lentekhi in mountainous Racha-Lechkhumi region with 5,968 voters.

Below is a breakdown of number of voters by regions and districts:

Tbilisi – 966,901

Gldani – 141,263
Samgori – 139,934
Nadzaladevi – 132,797
Saburtalo – 123,664
Isani – 110,611
Vake – 95,737
Didube – 68,124
Chugureti – 58,592
Mtatsminda – 51,832
Krtsanisi – 44,347

Kakheti region - 313,283

Telavi – 57,054
Gurjaani – 55,032
Sagarejo – 46,344
Lagodekhi – 39,707
Sighnaghi – 31,605
Akhmeta – 30,796
Kvareli – 29,667
Dedoplistskaro – 23,078

Kvemo Kartli region - 405,815

Rustavi – 108,662
Marneuli – 97,838
Gardabani – 73,969
Bolnisi – 57,658
Tsalka – 23,326
Dmanisi – 22,725
Tetritskaro – 21,637

Mtskheta-Mtianeti region - 88,222

Mtskheta – 44,913
Tianeti – 11,116
Dusheti – 26,479
Kazbegi – 5,714

Shida Kartli region - 239,402

Gori – 110,916
Khashuri – 50,433
Kaspi – 40,407
Kareli – 37,646

Samtskhe-Javakheti region - 149,285

Akhalkalaki – 39,545
Akhaltsikhe – 35,120
Borjomi – 27,427
Ninotsminda – 21,689
Adigeni – 15,648
Aspindza – 9,856

Racha-Lechkhumi region - 36,428

Ambrolauri – 11,914
Tsageri – 11,831
Oni – 6,715
Lentekhi – 5,968

Imereti region - 558,717

Kutaisi – 158,967
Zestaponi – 56,568
Tskaltubo – 52,696
Samtredia – 48,136
Chiatura – 45,094
Sachkhere – 44,457
Terjola – 34,810
Vani – 26,749
Khoni – 24,100
Tkibuli – 23,538
Baghdati – 23,249
Kharagauli – 20,353

Guria region - 113,104

Ozurgeti – 64,116
Lanchkhuti – 30,132
Chokhatauri – 18,856

Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region - 361,175

Zugdidi – 127,937
Senaki – 42,496
Poti – 41,669
Martvili – 34,385
Tsalenjikha – 31,765
Khobi – 29,365
Chkhorotsku – 23,018
Abasha – 21,980
Mestia – 8,560

Autonomous Republic of Adjara - 305,387

Batumi – 133,512
Kobuleti – 69,377
Khulo – 24,249
Khelvachauri – 47,305
Keda – 15,744
Shuakhevi – 15,200

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