Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation held 257th meeting


On 8 July 2020 the Central Election Commission of Russian Federation held its regular meeting.

Ella Pamfilova, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation announced that the CEC of Russia has formed a Working Group on the control of the one-time receipt of a ballot paper for an all-Russia vote on the approval of changes to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which includes most of the members of the CEC of Russia delegated by political parties.

“As we have already stated many times, everyone who committed such an offense will be found. These citizens violated the law and such an act is punished with a fine, and if committed repeatedly, the law considers it a criminal offense,” the Head of the Commission noted.

Ella Pamfilova said that the CEC did not receive a single serious complaint that would have to be considered at a meeting of the CEC of Russia.

On sociological research by VTSIOM

Ella Pamfilova spoke about the results of a sociological study based on the results of the all-Russia vote.

“86% of respondents positively assessed the voting procedures proposed by the CEC of Russia. The numbers speak for themselves. All our actions and efforts were not in vain, people appreciated them. They appreciated that they had more opportunities to vote. They could choose a convenient day, time, place and method of voting, ” the head of the Commission said.

On the electoral campaigns scheduled for 13 September 2020

The Chairperson of the CEC of Russia reported that in June 2020 within the timeframe established by law more than 8,700 election campaigns at all levels were scheduled for a single voting day on September 13, 2020 in 83 constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

“About 77 thousand mandates and elective positions will be filled in these elections. More than 59 million registered voters will be able to exercise their active suffrage, - the head of the Commission said.

Ella Pamfilova informed that on a single voting day additional elections of deputies of the State Duma will be held in four single-mandate constituencies in the Republic of Tatarstan, Kursk, Penza and Yaroslavl regions.

In addition elections of deputies of legislative (representative) bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation will be held in 11 regions.

“On a single voting day we will take into account the experience gained during the all-Russia vote. Possibly the voting will be provided within two to three days before the voting day. We also plan to offer additional sanitary protection measures, ” the head of the Commission noted.