Earlier in the law on basic guarantees of citizens ‘ rights was amended that voting is allowed in adjoining areas and common areas. According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, the CEC discussed the possibility of using this format on the national ballot for amendments to the Constitution.
“the Theme of the possibility of such a vote was discussed in the CEC – and the national vote, and the elections that are still ahead, so to speak – in the new conditions”, – has confirmed “RG” Maya Grishina. She clarified that we are talking about situations “when some further measures for the protection of life and health must be observed, but elections can be conducted”.
According to the CEC Secretary, on open sites of the voting will be held subject to all the requirements to the polling stations. “Compliance with all guarantees and principles of voting does not depend on whether there is a wall at the location for the vote,” said Maya Grishina. “In any case, there is a place for issuing ballot papers, are blind or a special design to fill the ballot in terms of ballot, is the ballot box, observers necessarily present”, she explained.
the law expanded opportunities for early voting. Before the scheduled date – not earlier than 15 days – will be able to vote to citizens living in remote regions. Not more than 10 days will be a period of “parole” under normal conditions, and in adjoining areas and common areas this period is limited to seven days.
“on the one hand, it’s convenient for voters, with another – allows to disperse the number of simultaneously located at the site of citizens”, – explained the rule of Maya Grishin.
She also reminded that the date of voting on amendments to the Constitution determined by the presidential decree. “This is the day when the vote ends and the results are summarized”, she said.
Earlier in an interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, the CEC Chairman, Ella Pamfilova said that the Commission signed an agreement with Rospotrebnadzor on recommendations for compliance with sanitary and epidemiological norms in the nationwide vote, and these recommendations have been developed for electoral commissions in the regions.
At the CEC session on Wednesday, it was stated that members of precinct election commissions will receive personal protective equipment that they would use in the conduct of the plebiscite. For each plot will purchase a non-contact thermometer, and at home voting members of the PEC will not enter the premises. According to the Deputy Chairman of the CEC of Nikolay bulaeva, the costs of protection are formed based on 80 roubles per voter, the Commission expects that the funds will go to the regions during the first week of June.