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06/18/2020

June 18, 2020, the Secretary of the CEC, Maya Grishina of Russia took part in the meeting of the Working group on preparation of proposals on introducing amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation. Maya Grishina told colleagues about the submission of applications for voting at the location in a “Mobile voter”, and also said that on June 21 of 2020, the deadline for filing applications for participation in remote electronic voting.

Secretary of the CEC of Russia also informed participants of the meeting about the voting process in remote areas: “It is the vote in remote and inaccessible areas, there is a vote on the vessels. In General, in remote areas voted almost 12 thousand citizens.” Maya Grishina also highlighted a number of issues related to the establishment of clear and transparent procedures of voting, preventing double voting, and also drew attention to the presence in the Criminal code of the Russian Federation and the Russian Code of administrative offences norms providing punishment for the violation of statutory rights of citizens to participate in the national vote.

During the meeting were discussed the issues associated with remote electronic voting, distribution of “fake” information about preparations for the vote, the organization of work of the observers.

In particular, the working group co-chair, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas suggested that the attempts of stuffing “fake” news show high degree of elaboration of the amendments to the Constitution and procedure of preparation and holding of nationwide voting. According to him, when the real arguments allowed invented.

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