The state Duma will consider a draft of the video surveillance on the election of the President

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The state Duma on Wednesday will consider in the first reading a bill that allows members of the Public chamber to be observers at the election of the President and provides for video surveillance of the vote count.

The authors of the bill made by the head of the state Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov, the Chairman of the Committee on constitutional legislation and state building of the Federation Council Andrey Klishas. The relevant amendments are proposed to the law «On elections of the President of the Russian Federation».

The amendments propose to expand the list of entities that will be able to appoint their observers to election commissions during elections of the President. According to the draft law, observers will have the right to direct the Public chamber of the Russian Federation and the public chamber of the Russian Federation. Thus the public chamber of entrepreneurs will be able to nominate observers to election commissions, located in the region, said Krasheninnikov.

«The extension of the control powers of social houses aimed at implementation and protection of electoral rights of citizens during elections of the President. This will ensure transparency of the electoral process, which is one of the most important principles for the conduct of elections», — said the Deputy.

Also, the bill provides for amendments to the legislative consolidation of the possibility of placing video surveillance and broadcasting of images in premises of territorial election commissions in establishing the results of voting by them.

As reported earlier, Krasheninnikov, with the adoption of the draft CCTV will be possible not only in voting but in the counting of votes in the territorial election Commission. According to the parliamentarian, this will eliminate possible errors and to limit the possibility of fraud during the counting of votes, thereby strengthening the trust of citizens in the election results.

The profile state Duma Committee on state construction and legislation recommended to adopt the bill in the first reading.

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