Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

13 March 2014

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Election Code of Georgia (2011)

Updated: June 2015

Article 8, section (22) states:

If the commission chairperson and a deputy chairperson, or a commission secretary, are temporarily unable to carry out the duties determined by the present Law, and pursuant to the same Law, an action falling within the exclusive competence of the chairperson or the secretary is to be carried out, the commission, in accordance with the procedures established by the present Law, shall elect without delay an acting chairperson or a secretary among his staff for electing relevant officials. The power of the acting chairperson of the commission shall be ceased once the commission chairperson or deputy chairperson are able to carry out their functions, and the authority of the commission acting secretary shall be ceased, once the commission secretary is able to carry out his/her duties…


Article 15, section (3) states:

The CEC deputy chairperson shall:

  • (a) perform duties assigned to the CEC chairperson, if the CEC does not have a chairperson or the latter is unable to perform his/her duties…


Article 21 states:

DECs shall: …

  • (c) if the lower PEC is unable or fails to perform the duties assigned to it under the legislation of Georgia, be authorized to request the CEC to suspend the authority of this commission by a majority decision of the total number of DEC members…


Article 22, section (2) states:

The DEC deputy chairperson shall:

  • (a) perform the duties of the DEC chairperson, if the DEC does not have a chairperson or the latter is unable to perform his/her duties…


Article 24, section (4) states:

In exceptional cases (…hospital and other in-patient institution with more than 50 voters, etc.), the election precinct may be set up no later than 15 days prior to the polling. A hospital (in-patient treatment institution), or a military unit (command) with no more than 50 voters (patients, military servants), shall, under the DEC ordinance, be assigned to the nearest election precinct…


Article 27, section (1) states:

The deputy chairperson of the PEC shall:

(a) perform duties of the PEC chairperson if the commission does not have a chairperson or he/she is unable to fulfill his/her duties…


Excerpts from the Election Code of Georgia (2011)

Constitution of Georgia (1995, last amended 2012)

Updated: June 2015

Article 54, section (2) states:

The office of an MP shall be terminated early if:...

  • (c) the court recognizes the MP as incapable, missing, or dead;...
  • (f) the MP fails to participate in the work of Parliament for a period of four months without good reason;...


Article 55, section (3) states:

The deputy chairpersons of Parliament shall perform the duties of the chairperson on his/her behalf in the case of the chairperson's disability or removal from office.


Excerpts from the Constitution of Georgia (1995, last amended 2010)