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8 September , 14:34

Head of Bashkiria CEC: "Elections in our republic will be one of largest in Russia"

The Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Bashkiria, Ilona Makarenko, in an interview with the BST TV channel, said that the elections of deputies of the State Assembly RB of the VII convocation, to be held on September 10, would be one of the largest in Russia.

“In 2023, very large-scale elections are being held in Bashkiria. Throughout Russia, we are second after the Moscow region. In addition to the Central Election Commission RB, 69 territorial election commissions and 3273 polling stations are involved. We have about 859 candidates declared for 110 mandates. That is, on average, there are 8 candidates per seat. Over 14 thousand candidates were declared for more than 7 thousand mandates in the municipal elections. More than 28,000 participants with the right to vote will be involved in the electoral process,” explained Ilona Makarenko.

According to her, for the first time, over 71 thousand residents of Bashkiria who have reached the age of 18 are planning to vote in the elections. Besides, special attention is paid to voters with disabilities - today, more than 230 thousand are registered in the region.

At the same time, Ilona Makarenko said that remote electronic voting in Bashkiria would not be used. Also, the elections in 2023 will be conducted without video surveillance systems in the republic.

Recall that the State Assembly of Bashkiria is elected for a term of 5 years and consists of 110 deputies - 55 are elected in single-member constituencies, the remaining 55 - in a single republican constituency, respectively to the number of votes cast for lists of candidates nominated by electoral associations. A citizen of Russia reaches the age of 21 on the day of voting, has the right to vote, and can be elected as a parliamentarian, Bashinform News Agency reported earlier.

Author: Ivan Vavilov


Translated by:Tatyana Aksyutina
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