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Russians are afraid to vote via the Internet

Россияне опасаются голосовать на выборах через интернет

The usual paper ballot at the election instead of online voting would prefer the most suitable option of 69% of Russians who participated in the joint poll and the Center for political conjuncture.

23% of respondents chose to vote over the Internet, 2% — in the mail.

In General, the idea of electronic voting favorably, 46% of citizens. The opposite opinion is shared by 49%.

On the adoption in Russia of a law that allows you to vote via the Internet, know well and 14% respondents, 42% of survey participants — without details, and 44% do not know.

Initiative all-Russian poll was held on 19 may 2020, among 1,600 respondents aged over 18 years old.

Earlier, President Vladimir Putin signed amendments to the law “On basic guarantees of electoral rights and the right to participate in referendum of citizens of the Russian Federation”. The document provides for the extension of the experiment on voting in distance learning format, including online or by mail. Thus, in the Single voting day on September 13, the Russians will be able to vote at the digital voting stations. You will need to apply through the portal or the MFC.

A list of digital sites will adopt the CEC based on the proposals of the local election commissions.

Remote voting will be possible in elections to bodies of state power, local self-government, referenda.


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