The state Duma has allowed to vote at the place of stay without absentee card

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotosensibilitatii area. Archival photoThe state Duma has allowed to vote at the place of stay without absentee card© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The state Duma on Wednesday adopted in the third final reading a package of laws establishing in particular the procedure of voting at the place of stay without the use of absentee ballots.

A bill of amendments to the electoral legislation was introduced in the state Duma, senators of the Federation Council Andrey Clisham and Anatoly Shirokov, March 3, and approved by the lower chamber of Parliament, mainly the second reading on may 19.

According to the law, voters who will be voting day in a different city or region will be able to submit to the election Commission statement on inclusion in the list of voters at the place of residence in the manner prescribed by the CEC. The deadline will also determine the CEC of the Russian Federation to a limited extent – not earlier than 45 days and not later than 14 PM local time the day prior to the day of voting. A citizen can vote at the place of actual stay once, and statement for inclusion in the voter list at the place of location may be filed only in one electoral precinct and in person on presentation of a passport.

Apply will be via the portal or in the MFC, if it is prescribed by the order of the CEC. If on voting day, the elector will come to the site at the place of residence, he may vote only by decision of the precinct election Commission after verifying the fact that he didn’t vote on the plot at the location specified in the application.

Prescribed by law and ways to protect applications against counterfeiting, in particular with the use of special stamps. This sets the given brands, including during transmission to the electoral commissions, and reporting on their use. In the case of voting with absentee ballots and early voting are conducted.

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