Polling stations opened in the second round of elections of the Governor of Khabarovsk territory

© RIA Novosti / Roman to Vladimirovicha in fotosencibilization vote at their polling station. Archival photoPolling stations opened in the second round of elections of the Governor of Khabarovsk territory© RIA Novosti / Roman to Vladimirovana the image Bank

The polls to re-vote on the election of the Governor was opened at 8.00 (1.00 GMT) in the Khabarovsk territory, have informed in regional election Committee.

On the ballot are two candidates – the current head of the region Vyacheslav Shport from the party «United Russia» and the Deputy of the state Duma Sergei Furgal from the liberal democratic party. In the first round, both candidates have almost equal number of votes.

The election for Governor in 2013 Shport and Furgal also were rivals.

«The process of re-voting has started in the Khabarovsk region. All the 785 parcels prepared for the voters, delivered the ballots, the secured security, the presence of observers,» — said the source.

According to him, in remote and inaccessible areas of the province and on ships already voted 1.1 thousand residents, 800 less than in the first round. Even 14,86 thousands of people have written statements about the choice of a convenient voting sites — almost the same as in the first round.

In the first round of voting, the overall turnout was 36,09%. Only in the Khabarovsk region of about 979 thousand voters.

Polling stations opened in the second round of elections of the Governor of Khabarovsk territory© Infografika of heads of regions of Russia

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