Without the absentee ballots: how now to vote in elections, not place of residence

Without the absentee ballots: how now to vote in elections, not place of residence


In the single voting day on September 10, elections of different levels will be held in 82 regions of Russia. From July 26, territorial election commissions begin to accept applications from citizens who want to vote where they actually reside, not at the place of registration. This is the first election in Russia, which will be tested a new system instead of absentee ballots. TASS tells, who it will affect and how now to vote no on residence registration.

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In what regions of the canceled absentee

The new procedure of voting not at the place of residence will affect the citizens living in 20 regions, where in 2017, chosen by the governors or deputies of legislative assemblies of subjects of the Russian Federation. This is the Republic of Buryatia, Karelia, Mari El, Mordovia, North Ossetia, Udmurtia, Krasnodar and Perm Krai, Belgorod, Kaliningrad, Kirov, Novgorod, Penza, Ryazan, Saratov, Sakhalin, Sverdlovsk, Tomsk, Yaroslavl regions and the city of Sevastopol.

In these regions, voters now need to apply to the electoral Commission special statements to be included in lists for vote on a site in another city. In other regions still are absentee ballots.

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Where and when to apply

Statement about inclusion of you in the voter lists can be submitted where you are going to vote. 45 days before the election you can contact the local territorial electoral Commission, and 10 days before the election in the precinct.

The same you can do in your electoral Commission, if you haven’t left yet, but I do know that this day will be in a different place. Information about you will give to a specific area, there will include you in the list, and you’ll be able to vote.

The deadline for the submission of such statements — five days before a vote.

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What if I don’t have time

If the General election is less than five days, and you suddenly decided to not vote at the place of residence, you can apply in your precinct Commission. This must be done no later than 14.00 Saturday — the day preceding the day of voting.

Your application will paste a special stamp. This statement and a passport you come to vote at the special site in the locality where you will be in a single day of voting. There is a fragment of this brand will peel off and stick in front of your data in the voter list, and the statement you removed.

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What do the residents of other regions

If you live in another region to vote at the place of registration, you still need an absentee ballot. It is necessary in advance to the electoral Commission at the place of residence. The certificate is issued by the territorial Commission not earlier than 45 and not later than 11 days before the voting day, the precinct election Commission — starting 10 days before the election. On voting day, absentee ballots are not issued.

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Someone to ask questions if I did not understand

On July 26 operates information center of the CEC to advise citizens on issues of voting without absentee ballots. Questions can be asked of multi-channel free for calls from Russia phone: 8-800-301-12-09. Until 29 August the centre is open from 09:00 to 18:00 GMT. On August 30 it goes to clock mode.

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