20th meeting of the CEC of Russia was held


On 14 July 2021, the regular meeting of the CEC of Russia was held.

The Chairperson of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova reported on the course of election campaigns in the regions of the country:

"The stage of providing documents for the nomination of political parties and candidates for the elections of deputies of the State Duma has been completed. Of the 15 parties that notified the CEC of Russia about holding of their congresses, all 15 submitted documents to the Commission. Currently, 7 federal lists of candidates and lists for 6 single-mandate districts have been certified. 4 parties have already submitted documents for registration, for the second stage."

The head of the Central Election Commission informed that 15 political parties submitted documents on the nomination of 4,270 candidates for deputies of the State Duma. The documents on the nomination of 2,214 candidates from parties in single-mandate districts also were submitted. 173 candidates were nominated in the order of self-nomination.

About video surveillance during the elections of deputies of the State Duma

Nikolay Bulaev, Deputy Chairperson of the CEC of Russia, stressed that the video surveillance system is not used anywhere as widely as in Russia. This year, video surveillance will cover about 50 thousand polling stations in all regions of the country, where more than 80% of voters vote.

"We have never had three-day video surveillance in our country, and there has never been such a thing in the world. We have been looking for an optimal model for a long time, which would allow us to maintain high standards within the framework of budgeted financing and with the participation of the regions and would make video surveillance as accessible as possible for immediate participants in the electoral process," Nikolai Bulaev said.

The Deputy Chairperson of the CEC of Russia assured that candidates and political parties will be given access to the service portal, where three days of voting and two nights will be broadcast from the polling stations.

Other questions

Pavel Andreev, Member of the CEC of Russia, said that Russian citizens living abroad will have the opportunity to vote at polling stations formed outside the territory of Russia, simply upon presentation of a passport. There is no additional procedure for registering voters there.

"Millions of citizens live abroad. Within the framework of this Resolution, it is proposed to adopt a principled position on creating conditions so that the maximum number of Russian citizens who live or happen to be abroad during the voting days could exercise their right to vote," Pavel Andreev said.