Central Election Commission of Russian Federation held 270th meeting

30.09.2020

On 30 September 2020, a regular meeting of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation was held.

On the expenditure of funds allocated from the Federal budget for the preparation and conduct of the Nationwide Vote

The Chairperson of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova said that in 2020, 14816329.2 thousand rubles were allocated from the Federal budget for the preparation and conduct of the Nationwide Vote on the Amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

"The actual expenses for the preparation and conduct of the Nationwide Vote amounted to 14553520,1 thousand rubles," said the Chairperson of the CEC of Russia. "Expenses of election commissions at all levels in the subjects of the Russian Federation, territorial election commissions formed by the CEC of Russia, amounted to 14409431.8 thousand rubles; expenses of Federal Executive authorities – 83787.4 thousand rubles; expenses of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation for the execution of its powers during the preparation and conduct of the Nationwide Vote - 60300.9 thousand rubles."

Ella Pamfilova noted that the funds saved by election commissions at all levels amount to 262809.1 thousand rubles.

The Chairperson of the CEC of Russia explained that extra funds were found due to the fact that in a number of subjects of the Russian Federation, expenses for paying for air transport services were reduced due to changes in flight routes due to adverse weather conditions and the use of other types of transport instead of aviation. The executive authorities have also provided vehicles to election commissions free of charge.

"In addition, the funds provided for measures to inform citizens about the Nationwide Vote have been reduced, since contactless forms of information were used in connection with the difficult epidemiological situation," said Ella Pamfilova. "The emphasis was placed on informing through outdoor advertising and informing through the media. I would also like to note that the election commissions have done a lot of work to reduce the cost of preparation and conduct of the Nationwide Vote when concluding contracts with suppliers of goods and services."

The Chairperson of the CEC of Russia informed that extra funds allocated from the Federal budget for the preparation and conduct of the Nationwide Vote will be returned to the Federal budget by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.

The CEC of Russia approved the report on expenditure of funds and decided to submit to the chambers of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation the report of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation on the expenditure of funds allocated from the Federal budget for the preparation and conduct of the Nationwide Vote on the Amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.