CEC completed the reception of documents and signatures in support of presidential candidates


MOSCOW, January 31. /TASS./ The Central election Commission of Russia on Wednesday has completed the reception of signatures of voters, collected in support of candidates in presidents of the Russian Federation, and other documents necessary for registration on elections. Signature passed, six candidates out of 17 passed the stage of nomination, the final composition of the ballot will be determined by February 10.

Candidates from non-parliamentary parties had to submit to the CEC no less than 100 thousand and not more than 105 thousand signatures of voters, the independents – at least 300 million and not more than 315 thousand., Along with subscription lists of the candidate or his authorized representatives shall submit to the CEC Protocol on results of collecting signatures, the payment order about payment of subscription lists and a notarized list of signature collectors.

Also, the candidate must submit to the CEC the first financial report and the certificate balance of election account, the information about changes in previously submitted documents, if they were, and notice the lack of accounts and financial instruments abroad.

Who was allowed to collect signatures

The stage of nomination, which ended on January 12, successfully passed the 17 candidates. The right to open a special election account received:

  • Vladimir Putin (the independent candidate);
  • Vladimir Mikhailov (independent candidate);
  • Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR);
  • Pavel Grudinin (Communist party);
  • Elvira Agurbash (“green Alliance”);
  • Sergei Baburin (party “Russian people’s Union”);
  • Irina Volynets (people’s party of Russia);
  • Catherine Gordon (Party of good deeds);
  • Stanislav Polishchuk (Party of social reform);
  • Ksenia Sobchak (“Civil initiative”);
  • Maxim Suraykin (“Communists Of Russia”);
  • Boris Titov (the Party of growth);
  • Grigory Yavlinsky (“Apple”);
  • Natalia Lisitsyna (“rot front”);
  • Bakov (Monarchist party of Russia);
  • Mikhail Kozlov (Party of social protection);
  • Roman Khudyakov (“Honestly”).

All but Grudinina and Zhirinovsky, it was necessary to collect signatures of voters for registration in the elections, while the candidates of the CPRF and the LDPR are already registered and secured their places in the ballot.

Who withdrew from the elections, and who passed signature

In late January, several candidates said, pulling out of the race. Khudyakov, Gordon and Tanks stated that they collected the required number of signatures, but will not participate in the elections for different reasons.

The first candidate who have passed to the CEC signatures and documents for registration, became acting head of state Vladimir Putin. Representatives of his election headquarters on January 29 presented to the Commission 28 boxes with 315 thousand.

30 January to 105 thousand signatures handed Yabloko’s Grigory Yavlinsky, the business Ombudsman, the Chairman of the Party of growth Boris Titov and the leader of the party “Russian people’s Union” Sergei Baburin.

On the last day of reception of signatures, on January 31, the CEC has waited eight contenders for the presidential post, however, waited not all. The required number of signatures passed the extended “Civil initiative” Ksenia Sobchak and leader of the “Communists of Russia” Maxim suraykin.

The independent candidate Vladimir Mikhailov and Irina Volynets (people’s party of Russia) is a visit to the CEC held a press conference and stated that they would not continue to participate in the elections. Mikhailov confessed that I was able to collect only about 100 thousand signatures of the required 300 thousand, and Volynets announced that it intends to support Putin, although he collected signatures. It is, however, still come to the CEC to file an application on withdrawal of his candidacy.

A similar statement was made by the Chairman of the Party of social reform Stanislav Polishchuk, saying that they collected the required number of signatures, but decided “to take into account the interests of the state” and to vote for Putin, rather than focusing on personal ambitions.

Psychologist and business coach Mikhail Kozlov, nominated by the Party of social protection, brought to the CEC boxes in a gift box with bow, which has bundles of blank paper. He said that insufficiently responsibly approached to collect signatures and did not calculate their financial capabilities. Kozlov promised to transfer 50 thousand rubles remaining in his campaign account, on the treatment of girls notice about what he saw on the Board of the Union of the CEC.

Crane operator with the Kirov factory Natalia Lisitsyna, nominated by the party “rot front”, came to the CEC with 90 thousand signatures, explaining that the remaining 10 thousand were not timely delivered mail from the regions. The candidate from “green Alliance” Elvira Agurbash did not submit to the CEC the signatures, and documents.

How to check signatures

As reported earlier, the CEC, verification of signatures takes seven to eight days. Autographs check handwriting and specialists of the migration office of the interior Ministry. Just checking will involve a total of about 100 people, they will work in shifts. For the handwriting to the CEC special room is equipped with new technology such as electronic magnifying glasses.

By law, the CEC shall make a decision on registration of the candidate or to refuse registration within a maximum of ten days from the date of delivery signatures and documents. However, the actual verification must be completed early, as not later than two days prior to the decision of the CEC should provide the candidate with Protocol of signature verification.

By decision of the CEC, each candidate inspection will be subject to 60 thousand signatures. The number of folders with subscription lists that will be checked, specifies the random number generator.

If the sample is detected more than 5% invalid or unauthentic autographs, the CEC will conduct an additional inspection of another 30 thousand signatures. If the total sample will show a more than 5% of defective signatures, the applicant will be refused registration.

As reported earlier, the CEC head, Ella Pamfilova, the final list of registered candidates will be determined by February 10.

The Russian presidential election on March 18.

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