Each voter can vote for one candidate, and vote for several candidates on this list, said the Secretary of General Council of party “United Russia” Sergei Neverov. According to him, this will reveal a few opinion leaders.
MOSCOW, 22 Oct. Preliminary primaries before the Duma elections will be by secret ballot and rating — the voter can vote for several candidates, said the Secretary of the General Council of the party “United Russia” Sergei Neverov on Thursday.
Earlier activists of the Supreme and General Council of the EP, chaired by Prime Minister, the Chairman of the party Dmitry Medvedev has approved the draft provisions on the procedure of preliminary voting. According to him, the primaries will be held simultaneously in all regions on a single form. To vote for the candidates will be available to all active citizens, regardless of party affiliation. Candidates who evade the debate, will not be allowed to participate in the Duma primaries in 2016, and in single-mandate districts will not be candidates for even with a small criminal record. In addition, the governing bodies of the party, most likely, will not be nominated, the involvement of independent candidates and candidates from public organizations. The approximate date of the primaries scheduled for may 22.
“The ballot will be secret and voting will be rated. This suggests that each voter can vote for one candidate, and vote for several candidates on this list,” said Neverov in the entrance of the meeting of the party devoted to the discussion of the draft of the primaries.
According to him, this will reveal a few opinion leaders.
Approval of the project primaries will be held at the party Congress, which, as reported previously Neverov, scheduled for 5-6 February. He said that while the date is being discussed, it will announce the party’s Chairman, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.