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14 November , 20:46

Changes have been made to federal law on presidential elections in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law amending the Federal Law “On the Election of the President of the Russian Federation.” The document is posted on the portal for the official publication of legal acts. It brings the law mentioned above into conformity with the provisions of the Federal Law “On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights and the Right to Participate in a Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation” concerning the institution of candidate proxies, regulation of elections during martial law and regulation of transparency in the activities of election commissions.

In regions where martial law has been introduced, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation may establish a particular procedure for preparing and conducting presidential elections. Only media representatives working based on an employment contract will be allowed to attend meetings of election commissions. It is clarified that when taking photos and videos at polling stations, citizens who have the right to do so, according to the law, must ensure the confidentiality of information and voters' data available in various documents. Accredited media representatives can film at polling stations in military units in agreement with the unit commander.

Citizens subjected to administrative punishment before the expiration of their term cannot be members of election commissions. Registered candidates must write this information to election commissions if they have a criminal record. The law prohibits election campaigning on Internet resources blocked by Roskomnadzor.

The law also regulates the procedure for voting at polling stations abroad and the powers of the candidate’s proxies, which terminate after the end of the campaign period.

Earlier, Bashinform News Agency told how the autumn elections occurred in the State Assembly of Bashkiria.

Author: Roman Yakimchuk

Translated by:Tatyana Aksyutina
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