United Russia will start accepting documents from people willing to participate in the primaries


MOSCOW, February 15. Nomination of participants early voting “United Russia” (for the selection of candidates for elections to the state Duma) starts on Monday. Those wishing to participate in the primaries, they can apply until April 10.

In the primaries, which will be held on may 22, eligible members or supporters of the party who are not members of any other parties. The participants in the primaries must not have a criminal record, even the removed and extinguished, and any financial assets abroad or foreign financial instruments. For the preliminary voting was created by the Federal organizing Committee, as well as regional 85, which included the head of the regional Executive Committee of “United Russia”. About a third of their members – representatives of public associations, mass media, leaders of public opinion.

“Monday through April 10, the regional steering committees will accept applications from those wishing to participate in the procedure of early voting. The OCS will mainly be located in the premises of the regional Executive Committee of “United Russia”, – said the head of the Central Executive Committee of “United Russia” Maxim Rudnev.

He recalled that in the list of required documents include: application, copy of passport, copy of certificate of education, certificate of employment, certificate of no criminal record, photographs. “Within five days after delivery of the documents, the regional Committee shall render a decision on registration or refusal to register. If a person is denied, he has five days to appeal to the Federal organizing Committee,” – said Rudnev.

Until April 15th the registration process must be completed. According to Rudneva, all registered in the primaries, the party leadership will be invited to training seminars in Moscow. Participation will not be mandatory, said the head of the Central Executive Committee. During the training, those wishing will be given the necessary skills to conduct the campaign, they will also be invited to participate in the electoral debates. The first seminar is expected to take place in early March, said Rudnev.

From April 2 will start the debate, the participation in which for all declared in the primaries is optional. Propaganda activities of the participants will last till may 21. Immediately preceding the primary elections candidates will be required to hold meetings with voters and other campaign events. Primaries “United Russia” will be secret and rating. This means that each voter can vote for one candidate, but for multiple in each list. The party leadership hopes that this will help to identify opinion leaders.