Voter turnout in the Kuzbass to 18.00 accounted for nearly 59%

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As of 18.00 (14.00 GMT), more than 1.1 million voters Kemerov region, or about 59% participated in the early elections of Governor and deputies of regional Parliament, told journalists the Chairman of the electoral Commission of Kuzbass Peter Batyrev.

«At 18.00 (14.00 GMT) we Kuzbass voted 1 182 046 voters. It is 58,87%», — he said.

Batyrev noted that the presidential elections in March 2018 at this hour in the Kuzbass was 75,05% of voters, on elections of deputies of the state Duma in 2016 — 78,96%, on the previous elections of the Governor in 2015 — 83,51%. This year, however, according to him, residents of the area vote more actively, than in many regions of the Russian Federation.

Cities and districts of the region, according to the head of the electoral Commission, vote exactly, but there are lagging in Mezhdurechensk the turnout is only 27,78%, in Novokuznetsk, where additionally choose the mayor — 36,98%. «Voters will come from suburban areas and vote,» hoped the head of the election Committee.

Peter Batyrev also noted that in General elections in the Kuzbass pass quietly. In the regional election Commission has received only one written complaint. «One statement from voters due to the fact that the candidate sent an SMS and invited to vote», he said and clarified that we are talking about elections to the regional Council.

In a single day of voting in the Kemerovo region opened 1673 polling station is 45 election campaigns at various levels, including regular elections to the regional Council of people’s deputies of the fifth convocation and early elections of the Governor, appointed after the resignation of Aman Tuleyev, who led the region for over 20 years. Acting Governor from 1 April appointed Sergei Tsivilev, Mar worked as a Deputy for industry, transport and consumer market.

For the post of head of the Kemerovo region there are six candidates: Vladimir Karpov (Communist party), Helena Question («Party of Growth»), Tatyana Protasov («Fair Russia»), Yury Skvortsov («Patriots of Russia»), Igor Ukrainians (LDPR) and Sergey Tsivilev («United Russia»).