"Due to difficult weather conditions we failed to deliver to the gorge ballot boxes and ballot papers in time. But there's already an agreement with the president's plenipotentiary representative in the Kodori gorge, Emzar Kvitsiani, on the provision of a helicopter," Georgian Central Election Commission chairman Zurab Chiaberashvili told a press conference.
In his words, ballot boxes and some 1,500 ballot papers for the gorge residents will be delivered within the next few hours.
The CEC chairman touched upon the election process on the territory of the Adjarian autonomy as well. "By my information, the voter turnout was low here in the morning. I want to call on the Georgian population to be more active, for the future of our country depends upon this," Chiaberashvili said.
Polling stations on the territory of the Adjarian autonomy are opened but the political party Renascence whose leader is chairman of the Supreme Council of the Adjarian autonomy, Aslan Abashidze, is boycotting the presidential elections and abstains from voting. Another opposition labor party is boycotting elections too.