The CEC is developing alternative logistics organization of voting in remote areas


MOSCOW, October 27. The Central election Commission of the Russian Federation began to develop alternative ways of voting in hard-to-reach and remote areas because of the increased cost of air transport. This was announced on Tuesday, the head of the Ministry Vladimir Churov.

“We are considering additional conditions to organize voting in hard-to-reach and remote areas”, he said a meeting of the Committee of Federation Council on Federative structure, regional policy, local government and Northern Affairs.

The supervisor explained that in the far East much more expensive services of airlines. As previously reported, the cost per hour of flight of helicopter in Kamchatka will be next year, 220 thousand rubles.

“We have already begun to develop alternative logistics organization of voting in hard-to-reach and remote areas”, – said the CEC head.

Last week the supervisor said that the organization of distance voting for the residents of inaccessible and remote areas by radio or telephone will save the budget about 500 million rubles. According to the head of the CEC, such a vote would affect about 300 thousand voters. He promised to contact the relevant proposal to the legislature.

The supervisor had repeatedly talked about the lack of funds allocated by the Ministry of Finance to the Duma elections in 2016. In particular, high costs involves the organization of early voting residents of inaccessible and remote areas. According to the calculations of the CEC, the elections in 2016 is required to 14.7 billion rubles, the Finance Ministry is ready to allocate about 4 billion roubles less.