The Federation Council approved at the meeting of may 20, a law allowing citizens to vote in elections and referendums in the mail and remotely and to collect signatures of voters using the state Services portal. About it reports RIA "news".

The document also allows for a state of emergency or an increased willingness to postpone the elections of the head region.

Changes made to articles 37 and 38 of the Federal law "About the basic guarantees of electoral rights and the right to participate in referendum of citizens of the Russian Federation".

While using the portal Services can be gathered only half the signatures of voters, referendum participants, the number of necessary signatures.