In the state Duma introduced a draft on the norms of the election campaign in local elections

© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise in fotoankaufe polling stations to vote. Archival photoIn the state Duma introduced a draft on the norms of the election campaign in local elections© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise the image Bank

Members of different factions introduced to the state Duma a bill that increases the limit on the amount a candidate may spend on election campaign on elections to local self-government, without opening a special account.

«It is proposed to increase the amount that the citizen can use (during elections to bodies of local self-government — ed.) for the election campaign without opening a special electoral account, with 5 thousand rubles to 15 thousand rubles», — stated in the explanatory note to the bill.

The authors of the document indicate that many of the candidates participating in such election, have difficulties in opening a special electoral account, and on 5 thousand roubles it is impossible to hold a minimum election campaign in the village where I live 2 thousand people. In this regard, candidates often refuse to participate in elections.

According to the explanatory note to the document, since the adoption of the rules on the threshold of 5 thousand rubles, the inflation rate was 29.6%, which led to a multiple increase in prices for the production of campaign materials, advertising, hiring employees.

The adoption of this bill will not require additional outlays from the Federal budget, the authors of the document.

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