MOSCOW, February 7. /TASS./ The number of precinct election commissions on elections of the President of the Russian Federation will be equipped by complexes of processing of ballots (COHIBA), increased in Moscow and the Moscow region more than doubled after the purchase of regional election commissions “electronic urns” of the new generation. The use of new systems acquired by the election commissions of Moscow and Moscow region at the expense of regional budgets, approved at the meeting on Wednesday, the Central election Commission.
“In connection with the purchase COHIBA-2017 election Commission of the Moscow region in the amount of 1100 complexes and the Moscow city election Commission in the amount of 1,000 complexes nothing prevents us to make a decision about using these 2100 Cohiba at the election of the President of the Russian Federation”, – said CEC member Anton Lopatin.
Thus, according to Lopatin, the number of sites equipped with Cohiba to increase in the suburbs from 658 to 1703, in Moscow – from 605 to 1557.
“The total number of polling stations equipped with a Cohiba in the presidential elections, will increase from 10 thousand to 11 thousand 001 998”, he concluded.
Earlier it was reported that at the election of the President of the Russian Federation will use about 13 thousand new and old Cohiba. The Russian presidential election will be held on 18 March.