Source: Russian Federation Government 2
On 9December 2020 the 278th meeting of the CEC of Russia was held.
The CEC of Russia approved the Work Plan of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation for 2021. Its key event will be the election of deputies to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation.
The Head of the CEC Ella Pamfilova spoke about some of the activities of the CEC of Russia, in particular, about the practice of collecting signatures in support of candidates through the “Gosuslugi” portal.
The Chairperson of the CEC of Russia also recalled the important direction of the Commission’s work – training the election organizers: “It is very important to form and convey to each member of the precinct election commissions in an accessible, understandable form the amount of knowledge that he will have to apply during the election campaign. We intend to bring to a new quality level training of representatives of political parties as well, so that they are armed with knowledge and make fewer mistakes.”
Ella Pamfilova stressed the importance of constant interaction with the observer community: “We are interested in the broadest movement of the observer communities that guard the interests of our voters. We attach great importance to this; for us it is one of the most important factors in ensuring the legitimacy of elections.”
The Head of the CEC of Russia said that the Commission will continue to work within the framework of the digitalization of the electoral process: “Digitalization allows us to make the electoral system more transparent, remove all the barriers that exist, so that our voters have more opportunities to exercise their constitutional rights.”
One of the key areas of activity of the CEC of Russia is international cooperation.
“We have a number of international obligations on the basis of mutual agreements with the OSCE and other international organizations which monitor elections. We will work with foreign observers. We are open, we are transparent, we are ready to interact, share experience and listen to the opinion of unbiased, highly professional international observers who are interested in developing the electoral process both in our country and abroad, ”concluded Ella Pamfilova.