TBILISI, DFWatch – International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) will hold training courses about the electoral issues for employees in the local government in all Georgian municipalities.

The training project aims to contribute to the conduction of 2012 parliamentary election campaign in a fair and equal environment by singling out public servants in local government as a focus group for such training.

The topic of the training will consists of issues such as the obligations and responsibilities of local government bodies during the election period, their relations with election administration, political parties, election legislation (laws) banning the use of administrative resources, the notion of bribing the voter and Inter-agency Commission for Free and Fair Election’s recommendations with respect to the election period and intended for the public institutions.

The courses will be finished by mid August. Special handbooks and other material prepared by ISFED will be handed out to participants.

The project has received financial support from the Council of Europe and the Embassy of Netherlands.

The Inter-agency Commission for Free and Fair Elections and the Central Election Commission support the project as well.