Central Election Commission of Russian Federation held 166th meeting

06.07.2018

On 4 July 2018 the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation held its 166th regular meeting.

On the nomination of candidates

Chairperson of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova stated that as of 4 July 2018 six political parties held activities aimed at nomination of lists of candidates for the by-election of deputies of the State Duma of the seventh convocation in single-seat constituencies.

On the appointment of representatives of youth organizations to the composition of precinct election commissions

The Chairperson of the CEC of Russia noted that this spring in the territories of almost all constituent entities of the Russian Federation, new compositions of precinct commissions were formed due to the expiration of the term of office of previous incumbents. In some regions precinct election commissions were successfully composed only of the youth with personal experience of participation in the electoral process such as public election observation.

On the amendments to the Procedure for submission of applications on inclusion of the voter in the voters’ list at the location during the election to the state bodies of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation

As noted by Deputy Chairman of the CEC of Russia Nikolay Bulaev, opportunities created by now would enable Moscovites to vote in elections of the Mayor of Moscow at the polling stations in the neighboring regions.

"What we propose – to use the opportunity to create polling stations outside of the constituent entity of the Russian Federation where the election is held – does not contravene any of the norms of the federal legislation. This experiment has a right to be carried out and most importantly it should be backed by strong organizational and technological support," he said.

Chairperson of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova said that the experiment will embrace four more regions besides Moscow and Moscow region – Vladimir, Kaluga, Tver and Yaroslav regions.

The CEC of Russia decided to amend the Procedure for submission of applications on inclusion of the voter, referendum participant in the voters list, referendum participants list at the location during the elections to the state bodies of the constituent entity of the Russian Federation, referendum of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation approved by the decree of the CEC of Russia of 6th June 2018 No. 161/1316-7.

On the draft resolutions of the CEC of Russia on combined plans of major events of the Russian Center of Training in Electoral Technologies Affiliated to the CEC of Russia on the promotion of legal culture of voters

"The management of the Center proposed a systematic and strategic approach to planning. An important emphasis is made on creating not only an effective system of education but on the control of the results of work, taking into account changes in the quality of work of commissions," said Ella Pamfilova.

The CEC of Russia decided to adopt the draft of "On the consolidated plan of activities of the Russian Center of Training in Electoral Technologies Affiliated to CEC of Russia" on the promotion of legal culture of voters (participants of the referendum) and other participants of the electoral process, on education of members of election commissions, observation and improvement of electoral technologies in the Russian Federation for 2019".

Also, the CEC of Russia decided to adopt the consolidated plan of the major events of the Russian Center of Training in Electoral Technologies Affiliated to the CEC of Russia on the promotion of legal culture in 2020 and 2021.