Message
of the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation V. E. Churov

 

 

Dear friends!

I welcome you to the official website of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.

Website of the CEC of Russia is a source of up-to-date, complete and precise information on the issues aspects of elections and referendums in the Russian Federation. Here you will find information about activity of the CEC of Russia on carrying-out control of compliance with electoral rights and right to participate in the referendum of the citizens of the Russian Federation, news about work of election commissions of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, data about preparation for elections, about contemporary challenges of development of the electoral system.

Activity of the CEC of Russia is carried out on the basis of collegiality, open, public discussion and resolving issues, related to preparation and holding of elections in the Russian Federation. The website section «Video broadcasting of the CEC of Russia meetings» gives users the opportunity to monitor the meetings of the Commission in a live broadcast and includes archive of video and audio materials of the meetings, conducted in the CEC of Russia, press-conferences, speeches of members of the CEC of Russia in a television and radio broadcast.

The main event of the current year is elections on the single voting day - the 13th of September, which  the framework includes the preparation for more than 10,7 thousand vote casts at the elections in 83 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and for over 70 referendum campaigns and other vote casts in 10 constituent entities of the Russian Federation is underway. The exception is the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic and the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania: Direct elections and referendums will not be carried out here on the 13th of September 2015.

More than 90 thousand of mandates in the legislatures and over 1300 elective positions are subject to replacement at the regional and municipal levels. In total about 207 thousand candidates were nominated and over 190 thousands registered for the replacements in the legislatures and executive positions.

On the 13th of September the Russian citizen will elect officials and deputies of various levels. In 21 constituent entities of the Russian Federation there will be elections of the heads of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation (chief of the executive authority of the constituent entity of the Russian Federation). In 11 constituent entities there will be elections of members of the legislative (representative) authorities, in 23 constituent entities there will be elections of deputies of representative bodies of municipalities of administrative centers (capitals) of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. In the cities of Makhachkala and Samara members of representative bodies of intra-urban districts will be elected, the representative bodies of these administrative centers will be formed out of them.

In the section «Elections in constituent entities of the Russian Federation on the 13th of September 2015» of our website you will find the most complete and detailed information about the preparations  and holding of elections on the single day of voting in 2015.

Draw your attention to the sections «Legislation about elections and referendums» and «Documents of the CEC of Russia», where the most contemporary data about the current Russian legislation, regulating preparation and holding of elections, comments to the electoral legislation and methodological materials by the CEC of Russia including the recent changes and additions in the legislation are disposed.

To ensure the successful preparation and holding of elections on the single voting day on the 13th of September 2015 in April-May of the current year the CEC of Russia has carried out four regional seminars-meetings with participation of  chairmen of election commissions of constituent entities of the Russian Federation in the cities of Grozny, Tambov, Kemerovo and Khanty-Mansiysk. The subject of the seminars was «On the tasks of the electoral bodies when the preparation and holding of elections of the state authorities the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and into the local self-government bodies on the single voting day on the 13th of September 2015».

The representatives of territorial branches of federal executive bodies and of the state authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation as well as the representatives of regional sections of political parties, non government organizations and mass media has participated in the work of elections organizers’ forums.

The actual problems of preparations for carrying out upcoming election campaigns were consistently and comprehensively worked over in the course of seminar-meetings.

Novellas of electoral legislation and tasks on their implementation, the issues concerning organization of the early voting connected with organizing ahead of schedule voting, voting at temporary polling stations, organizing of voter cast in hard-to-reach or remote localities, organizing public control at the elections and other aspects of preparation for the upcoming elections were discussed.

In the framework of work of meetings there were «round tables meetings» on up-to-date topics, namely, on preparation of working notebook of a polling station commissioner, problems of forming activity of controlling-revision services at the election commissions, preparation of documents, submitted by candidates, political parties to the election commissions.

You will find schedules and records of seminar-meetings on the website in the section «Meetings with chairmen of election commissions of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, conducted by the CEC Russia in 2015».

One of the top priorities in ensuring the conduct of transparent, clear and fair elections is organizing for the work  of controlling-revision services under the election commissions of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, carrying out supervision appropriate expenditures of funds allocated by the election commissions for the preparation and holding of elections, for lawful sourcing and expenditures of the electoral funds of candidates and political parties, checking of other data, provided by political parties and candidates. Such information can be obtained in the section «Control-revision service at the Central election commission of the Russian Federation informs».

In order to increase effectiveness of cooperation with the executive authorities and other state institutions in the course of resolving tasks on ensuring electoral rights and right to participate in the referendum of the citizens of the Russian Federation the CEC Russia sets  up corresponding agreements. The reader can become familiar with in the sub-section of the website «Agreements of the CEC Russia with the ministries and agencies of the Russian Federation» of the section «Documents of the CEC of Russia».

The data about the set up agreements with more than 20 higher educational establishments, including the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) under the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation, the Moscow State Legal University named after O.E.  Kutafin, Saratov State Legal Academy, the Ural State Legal University and a number of other leading higher educational establishments of the country are contained in the section as well.

On the threshold of elections in the CEC Russia there were carried out public tests and presentations of a number of program products, in particular, specialized software product «The preparation of data about candidates, authorized representatives, election agents» by SAS «Elections» that will advice to the political parties and candidates to properly and correctly fill in the required forms of documents, provided to the election commissions when holding elections. The software program product is located on the website of the CEC Russia.

In the framework of preparing for the upcoming elections in the course of the seating of the CEC Russia on the 12th of August 2015, where the representatives of political parties and of the election commissions of constituent entities of the Russian Federation (by means of video-conferencing) were participating. There was a presentation of a new educative-methodological electronic complex for the members of the election commissions with consultative vote, for the observers and journalists. This complex is exposed on the website of the CEC Russia as well.

At the present time the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation has registered 78 political parties. 55 out of 74 political parties that have had such a right as of the day of calling the elections on the single voting day on the 13th of September take part in the elections for the elected posts in the state bodies and the local government bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The section «Political parties» provides access to the unique systematized information about russian political parties, including the data about the parties financial reporting, submitted to the CEC Russia and also allows to carry out analysis of political parties participation in the election process, to obtain data about ensuring guarantees of parliamentary parties for the equality when showing their activity by the state generally available television and radio channels during the between the elections period.

Among the latest materials, posted in the section, pay attention to the reference book «Political parties in the Russian Federation. 2015. Edition 4» and Collection of methodological materials on the nomination and registration procedures of candidates (lists of candidates) by the electoral associations during the elections for the posts in the state bodies and the local government bodies of the  constituent entities of the Russian Federation.  Their presentation took place in the CEC Russia premises in June 2015. With a purpose of informing the international community the reference book was translated into the English, Spanish, Chinese languages and it will be published soon.

The CEC Russia continues cooperation with international organizations and electoral administrations of foreign states, taking active part in the work of international forums and international organizations, related to the election process, including international observation of elections.  The information and expert assessments of elections abroad are posted in the section «International cooperation of the CEC Russia». One can become familiar with the texts of the very recently published documents and reports "Modern requirements to ensuring openness in the election process” at the 12th European conference of representatives of electoral bodies that took place on March 30-31 2015 in Brussels and «Prevention of political corruption at the elections as the most important component of ensuring for the equality of the election rights» at the seminar by OSCE/ ODIHR on the electoral matters hold in Vienna on the 20th of July 2015.

The important direction is work with young and future voters. You can get the information about the events in the regions in the framework of Young voter’s day, contests and quizzes, about everything that relates to the work with the youth in the «Section for the youth».

One of the particularities of the voting on the single voting day on the 13th of September of the current year is the fact that it will become the latest large-scale checking of readiness of the electoral system of  Russia, of all the participants of the electoral process by the elections of the members of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation that will take place on the third Sunday of September 2016 (in accordance with the changes in article 5 and 102 of the Federal law as of the 22nd of February 2014 № 20-FL «About elections of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation», enacted by the State Duma on the 3rd of July 2015).

Among the priority directions in the activity of the CEC Russia, taking into account the upcoming elections to the State Duma of the seventh convocation, the special place is taken by the development of drafts of normative and other acts, providing for the implementation of provisions of the indicated Federal law.

225 deputies will be elected as per the single-mandate election constituencies, another 225 deputies as per the Federal election constituency due to moving to the mixed (majoritarian-proportional) election system at the upcoming elections of the State Duma deputies. In the nearest time the CEC Russia will submit the scheme of the single-mandate election constituencies for review to the State Duma.

Dear users! Attentive familiarization with the website of the CEC Russia will allow you to obtain the necessary and sufficient information for the successful participation in elections, to implement your electoral rights and the right to participate in the referendum.

Welcome! 

Vladimir Churov