The Information centre of the CEC of Russia discusses topical issues of voting

13.09.2020

On 13 September 2020, the Information center of the CEC of Russia held a discussion on ensuring the electoral rights of citizens with disabilities.

During the discussion, a member of the CEC of Russia Nikolay Levichev noted that any citizen who has the right to vote, regardless of their physical and intellectual characteristics, should be able to exercise their right to vote in a way that is comfortable for them, taking a personal part in the life of our big country.

"All the activities of the current composition of the CEC of Russia are aimed at making this approach to the development of the electoral sphere a civilizational norm for our society," stressed Nikolay Levichev.

Chairperson of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova and Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova discussed the protection of citizens' electoral rights.

"There are cases when observers completely disorganize and block the work of the election commission. This is unacceptable," said Ella Pamfilova. "If observers or representatives of the media, who are actually far from the media, start engaging in provocations, disrupt the work, such actions should be recorded. This should not go unpunished, because it works against our voters."

Tatyana Moskalkova noted the constructive and well-coordinated work of the electoral system based on the results of a number of trips during the voting.

"The main difficulty of the campaign is that it takes place in a pandemic. And it was very important that during the voting not only all the standards of sanitary safety were observed, but also the electoral rights of citizens were not violated. The peculiarity of the current election campaign is to take into account all the numerous nuances,"­ said the Commissioner for human rights.