Half a million Russians ignored the single-mandate elections to the Duma

Half a million failures

Almost half a million voters who vote for party lists, ignored the election of deputies in single-mandate constituencies, from the data of the CEC, who has studied .

The Duma elections on 18 September were held under a mixed system: most of the voters received on sections two ballots, one vote for the party list, the second — for the candidate on one-mandatory district. The exception was those voters who did not vote at the place of residence, and therefore received an absentee ballot and could only vote for the Federal list of parties. According to the observations of a correspondent who worked on election day at the polling station, almost all voters used both issued Bulletin. Only one man crumpled the paper in anger that I couldn’t put it in e-box.

Voices from different ballots, the CEC considered and published data on them separately. From the published CEC data shows that overall in Russia in single-mandate did not vote 2.8 percent (1.48 million people) of the voters. Moreover, only half of them voted in precincts with absentee ballots (the absentee ballots received and voting is not in his district do not choose the single-seat districts). Single standard, the percentage may differ the lists of the parties and odnomandatniki, no, said a member of the CEC, Maya Grishina: each region has its own peculiarities, which turns the difference.

Guests of the capital

Electoral anomaly showed Moscow, where the share of “touring” was above average. In Moscow, 6% of voters (146 thousand) did not vote for single-seat districts. Of them with absentee ballots voted only 84,8 thousand Voting absentee certificate has become a feature of elections in Moscow: observers and candidates recorded the mass transportation to the sites of people permission to not vote at the place of residence.

Most electoral tourists, 12% (22.7 thousand) were in the CAD (with single-seat districts, there were put forward supported by the “Open Russia” Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Maria Baronova, historian Andrei Zubov from the “Apple” and the United Russia party member Nikolay Gonchar). Absentee ballots have used 64% of them (14.6 thousand), and CAO was district champion in Moscow by the number of issued certificates. “United Russia” has typed in this district 33.5% of the votes of the candidates in single-mandate candidates won, Potter. A lot of “attached” people in 202-m, the Novomoskovsky administrative district of 7.5%, three-quarters of them received absentee ballots. The United Russia party in the Novomoskovsky administrative district scored one of the highest in Moscow the results of 44.7%. A high percentage in Babushkinsky, Kuntsevskaya and Leningrad districts. In the Moscow region this anomaly was not: for single-seat districts did not vote 3.4 percent of voters.

The bias in favor of voters on the lists can be explained by the fact that in Moscow, many are voting with absentee ballots, and the fact that in the capital there are many temporary sites — hospitals, maternity hospitals, prison, and plots for people without a certain residence, the expert said “the Voice” Andrey Buzin. “The right to drive on the additional lists of the Ministry of defense has, among other things, they voted for Gonchar. In the CAO there are hospitals and enterprises of the continuous cycle — it is rigged in favor of “United Russia”, — commented on the vote in the DISTRICT Baronova.

Guests Nenets Autonomous district

The discrepancy in the lists above the national average (2.8 percent) was found in 120 electoral districts (was 225). Leader in electoral anomalies became Nenets electoral district: a quarter of the 16 million voters didn’t vote for single-seat districts. And absentee certificates used only 188 voters. Nenets Autonomous district — mining, and there are very many who come to work implies Grishina. High divergence in the Central one-mandatory district in Kaliningrad (10%, 21 million voters, only one in eight have used absentee ballots). Every tenth did not participate in the single-mandate elections in the Voronezh region, the absentee ballots would be enough for only one fifth of them. 8% more voters on the lists in the constituency of Kamchatka Kamchatka Krai, Khabarovsk Krai and the Central district of St. Petersburg.

The least differences in percentage terms — in Dagestan, Ingushetia and Karachay-Cherkessia: there the same number of those who voted for lists of candidates for single-seat districts. Accurate to 458 votes converge indicators in 175 Smolensky constituency (single-seat districts there was nominated Secretary of the General Council “United Russia” Sergei Neverov). Similar support for party lists and odnomandatniki provided in Novokuznetsk district of the Kemerovo region. In Kemerovo oblast, United Russia got 77% of votes in Dagestan — 88,9% in Ingushetia and 72% in Karachay-Cherkessia is 81.6%.

The ballots only lists receive all who are in places of temporary stay: in hospitals, sanatoriums, rest homes, jail, the same way students voted in the voting lists without the absentee ballots also include people without a permanent place of residence, lists Grishina.

The low turnout in these elections voted only 47% of voters) it’s hard to tell what’s going on, said a former member of the CEC. “Theoretically, it may be that people come and vote for the party and single-seat districts do not know and can even newsletter not to take. But this trend raises the suspicion that used some kind of technology,” — said the source . All absentee ballots are good, and if the Commission arbitrarily include people in the lists, it is a matter for law enforcement agencies, said Grishin.