Period of issuance of ballot boxes ends ahead of polling on Feb 9

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FIVE MEMBER GEORGIAN TEAM ARRIVES ON FEB 8 FOR ELECTION OBSERVATION

Baku,: Period for the issuance of ballots by Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) to the district election commissions as part of early parliamentary elections to be held in the country Feb. 9 will end on Feb. 4.

According to the schedule for the preparation and holding of early parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, ballots should be issued to district election commissions no later than five days before the start of elections, that is, through Feb. 4, 2020.

The process of creating polling stations in military units, prisons and pre-trial detention facilities will be also completed on Feb. 4.

Meanwhile, The observation mission of the Georgian Central Election Commission (CEC) will arrive in Baku on February 8 to monitor the upcoming parliamentary elections, CEC press secretary Ana Mikeladze told.

She noted that the composition of delegation to be sent to Azerbaijan to observe the elections to Milli Majlis on February 9 has already been approved.

The delegation to be led by deputy chair of the Central Election Commission of Georgia Giorgi Sharabidze includes head of the Legal Department Giorgi Dzagania, head of the Human Resources Management Department Giorgi Kalandarishvili, and Director of the Center for Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training Natia Zaalishvili. DNA