the work was started 96 thousand precinct election commissions.

MOSCOW, June 25. /TASS/. Deputy Chairman of the Central election Commission of Russia Nikolay Bulaev has declared that more than 96 thousand of precinct election commissions has initiated a nationwide vote on an amendment to the Constitution across the country, the failures are not detected.

“More than 96 thousand commissions have started to work. The vast majority of them started work from 8 o’clock in the morning and went to the first voters We have repeatedly said and reiterate today that the electoral system is ready to work,” said Bulaev at the meeting of the working group on preparation of amendments to the Constitution on Thursday.

He added that the CEC currently does not see failures in the organization of nationwide voting.

nationwide voting started on Thursday, June 25, on the territory of Russia. The main day of voting, according to the decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin — July 1, however, the Russians can vote in the period from 25 to 30 June. According to the decision of Russia’s Central election Commission, polling stations will be open from 25 June to 1 July from 08:00 to 20:00 local time in all regions of the Russian Federation, the counting of votes will take place after 20:00 local time on 1 July across all seven days of the vote.

Initially, the vote on the question of amending the Constitution was to be held on April 22, but was postponed due to the pandemic coronavirus. On 1 June Putin at a meeting with the leadership of the CEC and members of the working group on preparation of amendments supported the proposal to vote on 1 July, and subsequently signed a corresponding decree.

in Addition to the vote before primary day (from 25 to 30 June), provided voting outside the polling station (including the local area), non-home voting, remote electronic voting in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod region and vote on the location through the mechanism of “Mobile voters”. Voting by mail will not be used.