The voting on the changes to the Constitution may be postponed, but preparation has been already started
15:21 18 марта 2020
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The sitting the Election Commission of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug was held on the 18th of March in Salekhard. A number of resolutions on organizing of the All-Russian voting on approval of the changes to the Constitution of the Russian Federation were considered within it. The chairman of the Commission Andrey Gibert explained that the day before the Russian President had signed the decree setting the date – the 22nd of April, but at the meeting with the chairman of the Central Election Commission it was agreed that this date might change if the situation with the coronavirus worsens in the country. As of today, the appointed date gives grounds to start all activities in preparation for the voting.
According to Andrey Gibert, the procedure will be fulfilled in all available forms with use of “mobile voter”, QR-coding, optical scan voting systems, as in the previous elections, but electors will be named as participants of the voting. The name of precinct commissions will remain the same: the law states that conducting of the voting is entrusted to the electoral system of the Russian Federation.
The work of observers from political parties and other communities, as well as volunteers, is traditionally provided for at polling stations. The prerogative of monitoring is given to the Public Chamber of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
Also the voting will take place before the day of the voting. The talk is about hard-to-reach and remote areas. If the date remains the same, it will start on the 1st of April. Now the territorial commissions are working on all the routes in such a way in order to cover participants of the voting as much as possible. Additional polling stations will be formed in settlements of rotation workers in Yamalskiy, Nadymskiy and Tazovskiy districts.
Any citizen, who wants to vote at home, can do so both on the voting day and in advance. The terms will be announced later.
Most likely, it will be possible to fulfill awareness-raising activity, starting on Monday, the 23rd of March.