According to Ella Pamfilova, other complaints relate, for example, to the fact that PEC members do not check passports. She also called unacceptable the absence of observers at the polling stations.
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As of June 28, the Central Election Commission (CEC) received 4,870 appeals related to the nationwide vote on constitutional amendments. This was stated by the head of the CEC, Ella Pamfilova. Her words are quoted on the Telegram channel of the election commission. Of all the complaints, only two are related to coercion to vote “in a certain way,” she added. In total, 115 complaints were received about the possible coercion and use of administrative resources, TASS reported from Pamfilova’s words.
“There are only two appeals throughout the country where people say that they are allegedly forced to vote in a certain way,” the head of the CEC said.
How is the vote on amendments to the Constitution. the main thing
Pamfilova added that on the Internet they began to discuss the absence, “even in isolated cases,” of observers during the voting. The head of the CEC said that this was “absolutely unacceptable,” and called for contacting the community of observers in cases where there are a lot of them in one polling station and not enough. “We stated that all procedures, all types of voting should be held with the participation of observers. Please, colleagues, strictly abide by this norm! ” – she said.
The head of the CEC also reported complaints about the fact that PEC members do not check passports. “None of the appeals to us should be left without attention … Go to the observers, and do not catch around the corner!” She summed up.
On the eve of Pamfilova, she spoke about 105 appeals in connection with a possible coercion to vote.
How voted on amendments to the Constitution
Voting on amendments to the Constitution was to be held on April 22, but because of the coronavirus it was postponed. They decided to carry out the procedure from June 25 to July 1.