on Tuesday, she took part in the round table devoted to the work of the electoral system in terms of the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection. The event was held in a videoconference format.
Earlier, several media outlets, citing its sources reported about the possibility of postponing the regional elections of 13 September, December 2020 or on the September 2021.
“the Central election Commission was not discussed at the present time transfer a Single voting day”, – said Grishin. “As for the timing, when you need to make the decision on elections to be held in September, it’s the middle of June,” she added.
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the CEC hope that by this time the situation of coronavirus has “significantly improved” and no reason to carry the vote will disappear.
otherwise, the Commission has the right to postpone the election, it is stipulated by the recently enacted law, which defines the powers of government to impose a state of emergency and high alert.
However, the hypothetical transfer of the election of governors and legislatures will have negative consequences for the work of the regional authorities. “Here everything is clear: from the point of view of the current legislation and the Constitution guaranteed the continuity of power, so until the new elected bodies and officials must continue to exercise his powers on the basis of the mandate which they gave the voters in the last election,” – said Maya Grishina.
Earlier, the CEC decided to postpone 102 of the municipal campaign in the regions, scheduled for April-June of this year to improve the epidemiological situation in the country. Also suspended preparations for the vote on the amendments to the Constitution in respect ofand with the President’s decision to postpone it to a later date.