Remote electronic voting was a success


On 13 September 2020, the Information center of the CEC of Russia summed up the preliminary results of the use of innovative technologies on a single voting day, in particular remote electronic voting.

Maksut Shadaev, Minister of digital development, communications and mass media of the Russian Federation, noted during the discussion that remote electronic voting was a success.

"The Kursk and Yaroslavl regions have shown the demand for this form of expression of will on the part of voters," said the Head of the Ministry of Finance of Russia. "Everything went normally, and there were no systemic problems during this type of voting."

According to remote electronic voting data, 90.59% of the voters included in the list voted in the by-election of deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation in the Kursk region, and 91.54% in the Yaroslavl region.

Almost 30 thousand voters voted via the Internet. "This is about 7% of the list of voters," said Nikolay Bulaev, Deputy Chairperson of the CEC of Russia.

Mikhail Oseevsky, President of Rostelecom, stressed that the electronic voting system was not subject to cyber attacks that could disrupt its operation.

"There were no noticeable incidents during remote electronic voting," he said.