the results of the vote on the amendments to the Constitution should not cheat, it is impossible to force anyone, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during a meeting with members of the Public chamber of the new composition.

“Our crucial task to the results of nationwide voting was absolutely reliable, legitimate. Here there should be no compulsion, cheating turnout, not to mention the failures in the accounting of the votes cast, so that later nobody could doubt the position will expressed by the citizens of Russia”, — Putin said.

He stressed that it is essential that the people themselves have expressed the opinion on the amendments to the Constitution. The head of state said that we should have clear monitoring free expression, reports RIA “Novosti”.

“You know, I already talked about this many times, in General, the changes outlined in the Basic law, the Constitution does not require and is not required under the current law of the Russian vote, but I felt that it was extremely important that people expressed their direct relevance to the amendments that are offered. Only they, our citizens have the right to decide what is to be our Basic law”, — Putin said.

“Therefore, in collaboration with the electoral commissions, with your colleagues in the regions should engage in an active, dense monitoring of the voting process from the point of view clear, strict adherence to all procedures and rules, including issues of sanitary safety on sites, and most importantly, of course, the organization guarantees of free expression in important, fundamental issue for the present and the future of our country and of each citizen,” — said the President.

the First polling stations on the Constitution, opened on Thursday in Kamchatka and Chukotka. The 4: 00 GMT the votes on the amendments began in all the regions of the Far East. At 6.00 am GMT first for voting on amendments to the Constitution has opened in the Volga region. At 8: 00 for voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation opened in Moscow. At 10.00 MSK began electronic voting on amendments to the Constitution.

we will Remind, on June 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on holding of voting on amendments to the Constitution. All-Russian voting will take place from 25 June to 1 July. District election commissions will be open every day from 8.00 to 20.00, 30 June — from 8.00 to 16.00. Residents of remote areas, by law, could take part in the voting ahead of schedule within 20 days before the official date of voting, that is, from 10 June. The results of the vote will be draw on 1 July. And July 1 will be a day off.

the Head of state noted that the constitutional innovations, if adoptedment, will set higher requirements to the content of social and economic policies, will help to solve the issues of improving the quality of life.