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The CEC approves the procedure for remote voting on the Constitution

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The remote electronic form for the all-Russian vote on amendments to the Constitution will be applied only from June 25 to June 30. On the main day July 1, citizens will be able to participate in the plebiscite only in person. This decision was made on Tuesday by the Central election Commission.

As the Deputy Chairman of the CEC Nikolay Bulaev told at the meeting, regions that want to use the remote format will use the technology of Moscow. It was tested last year at the elections of deputies of the capital’s Parliament. recently, the experiment was extended for 2020 and 2021.

The Central election Commission believes that remote voting on amendments to the Constitution can take place in no more than three regions of the Federation. In the coming days, the Commission is waiting for their applications.

Citizens who have a confirmed entry on the public services portal can vote remotely. Muscovites register on the site mos.ru. Acceptance of applications will begin on June 5 and will last until 14.00 on June 21. The citizen who submitted the application will be excluded from the list at the place of residence and included in a separate list. The voting itself will be held on the portal 2020og.ru.

The most important feature of this campaign is that you can vote online from June 25 to 20: 00 on June 30. Who registered, but could not or did not want to use the “remote” – has the right to come to their site and vote in person on July 1. According to Nikolai Bulayev, this is done in order to exclude double voting.

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Before issuing a ballot to such a citizen, the precinct Commission will check whether they have voted remotely. To do this, a special service will be launched, and confirmation will be sent via SMS.

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A specially created territorial Commission (TIC) will conduct remote electronic voting (DEG). It will include representatives of parliamentary and other political parties, as well as members of regional election commissions where the deg will be held. The CEC believes that this will increase confidence in the new electoral procedure.

Nikolai Bulaev recalled that Moscow’s remote voting technology is based on encryption using four keys that are stored separately until the results are summed up. After the polling stations close at 20: 00 on July 1, the key collection will begin in the presence of TEC members, observers and journalists, and the results will be sent to the gas system “Elections”.

“Remote electronic voting does not claim any monopoly, it is one of the forms of voting that can be used by voters depending on the living conditions they are in,” the CEC Deputy Chairman said. He assured that the Commission does not intend, and would not like to completely switch to a remote format. Nikolai Bulaev himself believes that the classic voting-at the polling station using a paper ballot – “will remain for a long time, if not forever.”

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