The Federation Council of Russia has approved the law on video surveillance in the presidential elections

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotoreceptori at the meeting of the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe Federation Council of Russia has approved the law on video surveillance in the presidential elections© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The Federation Council on Wednesday approved a law that allows members of the Public chamber of Russia to be observers in the presidential elections and provides for video surveillance of the vote count.

The relevant amendments to the law «On elections of President of the Russian Federation».

The law proposes 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 document, 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 respective region.

In addition, it is envisaged that the Trustee candidate is given the opportunity to assign to each precinct election Commission several observers entitled alternately to monitor the voting and other electoral activities in polling stations.

The law also provides for the possibility of placing video surveillance and broadcasting of images in premises of territorial election commissions in establishing the results of voting by them.

Thus, with the adoption of the surveillance law would be possible not only in voting but in the counting of votes in the territorial election Commission. Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018, the campaign is supposed to start in December 2017.