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360 electoral stations organized for Russians abroad
Russian citizens who will stay abroad during presidential elections will be able to vote at one of the electoral stations organized at the locations, TASS reports. According to Deputy Chairman of Central Elections Commission Nikolai Bulaev, around three hundred and sixty electoral stations will be opened in other countries.
Today, the Central Elections Commission is going to approve the procedure of sending an application to include a person into the poll at the location for presidential elections. This document concerns people who will go on vacation, business trip or get medical treatment abroad.
The Central Elections Commission’s representative has explained that they will have an opportunity to send an application to the place of permanent registration with a request to allow them voting at the location.
According to the legislation, the person is entered into the poll when he arrives at the electoral station. At this, all the stations abroad are included into the special database. Having looked through this database, people can decide where exactly they can vote.
It is worth reminding that around two million expats living abroad will be able to vote at the presidential elections in Russia next spring. The Central Elections Commission believes that this is quite a large number for the national electoral system abroad.
As the Russkiy Mir Foundation reported earlier, Russian nationals living abroad took part in the elections to the State Duma, which took place a year ago. The electoral stations were opened in 145 countries of the world. Overall, there were about 300 electoral stations abroad.