The prescheduled voting in the election of the President of the Russian Federation was started in Yamal
14:17 25 февраля 2018
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Helicopters of the company “Yamal Airlines” with voting ballots on board can fly to remote nomadic camps of reindeer herders even at the temperature in 50C degrees below zero. 16 helicopters MI-8 are providing the prescheduled voting, 6 helicopters are on standby. All of them are equipped with portable GPS-navigators, what will allow checking routes of the flight if necessary.
By helicopters the representatives of the precinct commissions and observers are reaching voters of Priuralskiy, Yamalskiy, Krasnoselkoup, Nadymskiy, Purovskiy and Tazovskiy districts.
They count to cope with the set task during 500 flight hours. And voting papers to remote settlements of Shuryshkarskiy district are being transported by snowmobiles, Trecol vehicles and reindeer teams.
On the 25th of February precinct commissions flew to nomadic camps of Priuralskiy district. In total 61 precinct election commissions are involved into the prescheduled voting.
According to the preliminary data, in total about 35 thousand voters live in hard-to-reach and remote settlements. More than 8500 people are included to the list of persons of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, who conduct nomadic lifestyle.