- Posted October 1, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Parliamentary Elections in the Republic of Georgia
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
I talked with a few of the voters on their way out of the Geguti's Culture House, where the polling place is located, and it seems a number of the older voters are voting number 5, the United National Party. On a trip into Kutaisi, Georgia's second largest city, on Saturday the city seemed over run with Georgian Dream (#41) supporters in the streets, driving fast, waving flags and generally just trying to "make some noise".
So far, things are peaceful, especially here in the village, and all polls across the country have opened on time. This is the first real opposition Saakashvili, in his last term as president, has had since the 2003 Rose Revolution. Turn out is impressive, with many people even dressing up to vote. Schools are closed, and many workers have off to make sure they are able to take part in the elections. Everyone is optimistic and excited to have their voices be heard. Tomorrow, the results should be reported.