MOSCOW, June 2. /TASS/. The initiative to transfer a single voting day from September to a different time requires discussion. This was stated on Saturday by TASS first Deputy head of presidential administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Kirienko, commenting on statements of political parties about the feasibility of such migration, supported by the head of the Central election Commission Ella Pamfilova.
“There is, it expressed the Ella [Pamfilova]. Like any proposal, it requires thoughtful discussion,” – said Kiriyenko.
Currently, the single voting day held on the second Sunday of September (in 2018 – September 9), and in the Federal parliamentary elections on the third Sunday of September.
That regional and municipal elections and elections to the state Duma need to move to a less “country” and vacation time, repeatedly told politicians and experts. In may, the Communist faction in the Duma introduced a bill to transfer a single voting day and elections to the state Duma in the second and third Sunday in September, respectively on the third Sunday of March. Spravorossy, in turn, has proposed amendments about transfer a single voting day on the second Sunday of October.
Transfer a single voting day and support the CEC. The CEC Chairman, Ella Pamfilova, has recently suggested that the optimal time for elections would be October.
According to Pamfilova, search more convenient for voters, the time of the single day of voting will be engaged in after the 9th September, the working group on improving the electoral legislation established under the administration of the President of Russia after the Duma elections in 2016. The postponement of a single day of voting has been discussed by politicians, legislators and expert groups, but has faded into the background at the time of the presidential campaign.