The turnout in the elections of the President of Russia 12:00 MSK amounted to 34,72%

MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. The turnout in the presidential elections of the Russian Federation 12:00 MSK amounted to 34,72%. This was stated on Sunday by the Chairman of the Central electoral Commission Nikolay Bulaev.

According to the information he announced at 14:00 GMT, “the turnout [is] 34,72%”. “I want to note that in most regions it is higher than it was in 2012,” added Bulaev.

Later official Telegram-channel CEC came the explanation that “the turnout by 12:00 Russia Moscow time – 34,72%”.

According to 10:00, the turnout was 16,55%.

Exit poll VTSIOM

As reported by the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion, 12:00 GMT part in actipole polls (exit polls from polling stations) took more than 84.7 thousand people, estimate of turnout was 26.3%.

“At 12:00 Moscow time on March 18, 2018, the number of respondents by interviewers VTSIOM on exit polling made 84710 people, including 37018 men, 47692 women. As of 12:00 Moscow time the appearance rating is 26.3%”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that the majority who took part in the poll – voters of Mature age: 24397 man of 60 years and older and 22956 people aged 45 to 59. The least among the participants in the exit poll VTSIOM young voters (6607 people aged 18 to 24 years), slightly more respondents aged 25 to 34 years (12876) and 35 to 44 years (17874).

Sunday, 18 March, Russia held presidential elections.