Russian Railways withdrew the order of the head of the Ryazan branch to vote :: Politics :: RBC

Russian Railways called the order “take measures to vote” a personal initiative of a top manager. Earlier, Golos announced the order of the head of the Ryazan branch of the Moscow Railway to mobilize employees for an all-Russian vote

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Russian Railways responded to observers about an attempt to mobilize employees of the Ryazan branch of the Moscow Railway in order to convince them to vote on constitutional amendments.

“There is an agreement between Russian Railways and the Central Election Commission, according to which the company informs voters on the way about the upcoming voting,” the company’s press service told RBC. Under this agreement, Russian Railways broadcasts information messages provided by the CEC, and the company also informs employees about voting options through corporate media, emphasized in Russian Railways.

“With regard to this particular telegram, it is the initiative of the regional leader. The telegram has now been recalled. The necessary explanatory work was carried out with the manager, ”the representative of the railway company said.

How is the vote on amendments to the Constitution. the main thing

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Earlier, the Golos movement announced the order of the head of the Ryazan branch of the Moscow Railway to mobilize employees for an all-Russian vote. The document is entitled as an operational order, dated June 26 and signed by Sergei Dmitrov, head of the Ryazan region of the Moscow Railway. It says that “the results of the first day of the all-Russian vote on amendments to the Constitution showed unsatisfactory explanatory work with employees of structural divisions” of the regional branch of the company.

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The CEC did not exclude voting in the election for several days :: Politics :: RBC

The Federation Council and the CEC are discussing the possibility of postponing the practice of voting for several days to subsequent elections. This, according to the upper house of parliament, will ensure convenience and security.

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Voting for several days in the election is quite possible, said RBC member of the CEC Yevgeny Shevchenko. According to him, for this it is necessary to consolidate this idea legislatively. Earlier, a similar idea was made in the Federation Council.

“If this is an element of the electoral law, the CEC, as a law enforcement body, will implement this,” he said. “I talked a lot with the participants in the voting, almost all of them speak positively that there is an opportunity to choose when to vote.”

Answering the question whether the Federation Council had already approached the CEC with a similar proposal, Shevchenko explained that after the end of the all-Russian vote on amendments to the Constitution “all issues related to the forms of its holding will be discussed in detail, including with the legislators”.

The fact that the Federation Council intends to discuss with the CEC and the Civic Chamber the possibility of extending the practice of voting within a few days to the elections was previously announced by the chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation Andrei Klishas, ​​RIA Novosti reports. According to him, this possibility will be discussed taking into account practice gained during the nationwide voting on the Constitution.

The speaker of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, proposed discussing the possibility of spreading the voting form for several days. She noted that the extension of the vote on the Constitution made it possible to comply with sanitary and epidemiological requirements in an epidemic.

How is the vote on amendments to the Constitution. the main thing

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Officially, the date of voting on amendments to the Constitution is set for July 1, but Russians can come and vote at the polls from June 25. In Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, you can also cast your vote remotely.

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The number of voters who vote for amendments online exceeds 1 million people :: Society :: RBC

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More than 1 million people took part in the electronic voting on amendments to the Constitution, turnout exceeded 85%. This was reported by the Public Headquarters for Monitoring and Monitoring of All-Russian Voting in Moscow, RIA Novosti reports.

“We have exceeded 1 million people using remote electronic voting,” said head of staff Ilya Massukh. In total, 1,190,726 people were registered for electronic voting.

VTsIOM explained the publication of exit polls for the Constitution

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The official representative of the headquarters, Alexander Asafov, added that at 14:00 in Moscow issued more than 886 thousand ballots, more than 873 thousand Muscovites voted.

Only residents of Moscow and the Nizhny Novgorod Region can participate in electronic voting, it runs from June 25 to 30.

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The number of voters who vote for amendments online exceeds 1 million people :: Society :: RBC

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More than 1 million people took part in the electronic voting on amendments to the Constitution, turnout exceeded 85%. This was reported by the Public Headquarters for Monitoring and Monitoring of All-Russian Voting in Moscow, RIA Novosti reports.

“We have exceeded 1 million people using remote electronic voting,” said head of staff Ilya Massukh. In total, 1,190,726 people were registered for electronic voting.

VTsIOM explained the publication of exit polls for the Constitution

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The official representative of the headquarters, Alexander Asafov, added that at 14:00 in Moscow issued more than 886 thousand ballots, more than 873 thousand Muscovites voted.

Only residents of Moscow and the Nizhny Novgorod Region can participate in electronic voting, it runs from June 25 to 30.

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VTsIOM explained the publication of exit polls for the Constitution :: Society :: RBC

The chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Ella Pamfilova on Business FM regretted that VTsIOM published the results of the exit polls and explained that the law on the all-Russian voting on constitutional amendments did not spell a ban on the publication of interim results.

“We have no leverage to prohibit this. The only thing we asked was for the results of the exit polls not to be announced, at least until the moment the vote ends, ”Pamfilova added.

Voting on amendments to the Constitution of Russia takes place from June 25 to July 1. Turnout, according to data on the morning of June 29, was 37.2%. The turnout for electronic voting exceeded 83%, more than 970 thousand people voted.

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VTsIOM explained the publication of exit polls for the Constitution :: Society :: RBC

The chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Ella Pamfilova on Business FM regretted that VTsIOM published the results of the exit polls and explained that the law on the all-Russian voting on constitutional amendments did not spell a ban on the publication of interim results.

“We have no leverage to prohibit this. The only thing we asked was for the results of the exit polls not to be announced, at least until the moment the vote ends, ”Pamfilova added.

Voting on amendments to the Constitution of Russia takes place from June 25 to July 1. Turnout, according to data on the morning of June 29, was 37.2%. The turnout for electronic voting exceeded 83%, more than 970 thousand people voted.

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Peskov: cases of repeated voting under the Constitution will not affect legitimacy

The Kremlin will not intervene in the situation with a repeat vote on the Constitution, said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov. According to him, this will not affect the legitimacy of the vote. If necessary, the Central Election Commission (CEC) will eliminate the shortcomings of the system.

“I do not know what goals these activists pursue (voted twice .— “B”) If the goals are to improve the electoral system, then this is probably not bad. And whether it is worth applying the punishment prescribed by law or not, this is not the decision of the Kremlin, and we would not want to intervene in it, ”Mr. Peskov told reporters when asked whether people who voted again would be punished.

According to him, even if there are reports of some problems, they “can in no way influence the general background of legitimacy.” “I have no doubt that the Central Election Commission will take measures to clarify this situation, where necessary: ​​making adjustments and improving working methods,” said Dmitry Peskov.

Recall that the main voting day is July 1, it will be a day off. However, in fact, you can vote for seven days, from June 25 to July 1. Residents of Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod region can vote in electronic form. During the voting, some people reported that they managed to vote twice – remotely and on the site. For example, the journalist of the Rain Pavel Lobkov succeeded.

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CEC threatens Russian woman to vote in Israel with criminal case

The Russian woman, who managed to vote three times on amendments to the Constitution, will have “long contacts with the Investigative Committee” upon her return to Russia, court decisions will follow, Interfax reports the words of the deputy chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Nikolai Bulaev. He saw in her actions signs of a criminal offense, as her minor daughter also received a ballot for voting. “As a result, we have, if everything is documented, a four-fold vote of a group of persons in a preliminary conspiracy,” said Bulaev.

The deputy chairman of the CEC clarified that this is an article 142 of the Criminal Code, its provisions establish a penalty for falsifying signatures, ballots or election documents. The part that prescribes the punishment for a group of persons provides for a fine of up to 300,000 rubles. or up to three years in prison.

The day before, a resident of Israel, Yael Ilyinsky, showed on Facebook photos of ballots received at the embassy in Tel Aviv and at the consulate in Haifa, as well as a screenshot of the electronic newsletter. “Neither one nor the other is asking if you are registered by electronic voting, and they are not checking it in any way,” she said. Ilyinsky clarified in a conversation with MBH Media that she voted on three ballots. Her daughter, who was not yet 18 years old, managed to vote in Haifa, in Tel Aviv her age was checked.

If no one checks the system for errors, “we will never get a transparent voting system and fair elections in general,” Ilinsky told Open Media after the CEC announced criminal penalties. She added that after the announcement of the vote, she began to receive threats from the embassy: “They threaten sanctions, they urgently demand to speak Hebrew.”

Statements of repeated voting, if they are made to improve the electoral system, are “probably not bad,” said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov. At the same time, he clarified that the decision on whether to apply the punishment prescribed by law is not made by the Kremlin, “and we would not want to intervene in this.” Peskov assured that the CEC will take measures, make adjustments and improve work. Signals of imperfections “in no way can influence the general background of legitimacy,” he noted.

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Voter turnout under the Constitution for four days amounted to 37.5% :: Society :: RBC

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The total turnout for voting on amendments to the Constitution was 37.2%, more than 40 million Russians voted in total. This was stated by the Central Election Commission (CEC).

By 11:00 Moscow time, more than 970 thousand residents of Moscow and the Nizhny Novgorod region took part in electronic voting. The turnout for electronic voting exceeded 83%.

Putin spoke out against turnout when voting on the Constitution

The day before, the total turnout, taking into account the voters remotely, was 28.26%.

As of June 28, the CEC received 4870 complaints of possible violations. The head of the Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, clarified that a significant part of the appeals related to electronic voting, in addition, the applicants noted the absence of cameras when voting at home and checking passports by PEC members.

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The Kremlin responded to the appearance of the first data on the results of the vote :: Politics :: RBC

Publication of exit polls for voting on amendments can help raise public awareness, Peskov said. In the morning, VTsIOM announced the first data on the results of the vote, although it is forbidden in ordinary elections

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The question of whether VTsIOM allowed exit polls to be voted on under the Constitution should be addressed to the Central Election Commission, said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, RBC reports. However, he recalled that we are not talking about competitive voting.

“Here the main authorized agency is the CEC. Therefore, the conclusion of the CEC is probably fundamental. It should be borne in mind that we are not talking about a competitor voting, therefore, we can identify with the opinion of the CEC, ”the representative of the Kremlin said.

VTsIOM named the results of exit polls on voting under the Constitution

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According to Peskov, the publication of the preliminary results of the vote before the completion of the plebiscite “may contribute to raising public awareness.”

In accordance with the legislation on elections, the publication of exit polls is prohibited until the end of voting or referendum. However, the format for voting on amendments to the Constitution was not provided for in the current voting. Its implementation is regulated by a special law and a presidential decree.

On the morning of June 29, two days before the end of the vote, the results of the exit polls were published by VTsIOM. Turnout at that time was more than 30%. (37.1% at 12:45 Moscow time). Of the polling participants surveyed by sociologists, 70% agreed to answer a question about their choice. Of these, amendments supported 76%.

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The chairman of the Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, confirmed that the publication of the exit polls does not violate the law, but recalled that the CEC asked to abstain from doing so until the end of the vote. “The only thing we asked was for the results of the exit polls not to be announced, at least until the moment the vote ends. But this is only what we could give as a recommendation. Unfortunately, we have no other levers, ”she said.

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