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 33 states:

(1) The list of a mobile ballot box is drawn up based on general and special lists of voters if:

  • (a) a voter is unable to independently visit the polling premises due to limited capabilities or health conditions; …
  • (c) a voter is in hospital for treatment or in any other inpatient medical facility with no polling station established in it;…

(2) In case a voter is unable to visit the polling place, he/she applies to the PEC with a mobile vote request at least two days prior to the polling day. The DEC transfers the information with regard to a voter undergoing treatment at the inpatient medical facility on the polling day to the relevant PEC no later than two days prior to polling….

(4) Number of voters stipulated in paragraph 1 (“a”) of this Article shall not exceed 3 percent of the existing voters in the general list of voters per election precinct. After reaching the maximum number of voters, the decision on adding more voters to the mobile ballot box list is made by the two-third of the respective DEC members attending the DEC session…


Article 65, section (3) states:

It is restricted for any other person to be present at the moment of filling out the ballot paper. A voter unable to fill out the ballot paper independently shall be entitled to ask any person for help in the secret polling booth except for:

  • (a) a member of the election commission;
  • (b) a candidate;
  • (c) a representative of an election subject;
  • (d) an observer.


Excerpts from the Election Code of Georgia (2011)

On the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2020

Updated: May 2021

Article 14 – Participation in political and public life


3. The State shall recognize Georgian sign language. Georgian sign language is a means of communication with deaf and hearing-impaired persons residing in Georgia, based on a visual-manual modality. The State recognizes Georgian sign language as a means of communication between people, as well as one of the means of education of deaf and hearing-impaired persons, and shall ensure the creation of the conditions necessary for the use and development of Georgian sign language.


Article 4 – Independent life


1. The State shall promote the independent life of a person with disabilities and his/her full participation in all areas of public life on an equal basis with others, as well as provide access to a range of supporting services and public facilities, and the means of communication required for his/her full participation in public life. Means of communication shall include: language, displayed text, Braille, tactile communication, large font, available multimedia, as well as writing and audio devices, simplified language, readers, enhanced and alternative communication methods, means, and formats, including available information and communication technologies.


Article 21 – Obligations of an administrative body


b) ensure full access to all relevant services in its system for persons with disabilities, including offering programs and materials customized and adapted to relevant needs (such as audiobooks, books printed in Braille, sign language interpretation, subtitles).


Excerpt from "On the Rights of Persons with Disabilities."