Voting in Russia’s elections of different levels has begun in a number of regions. As a result, more than 31,000 legislators’ seats and elected posts, including gubernatorial vacancies, will be filled. Elections will be held over a period of one to three days depending on the region.
Polling stations are open from 08:00 to 20:00 local time and will close on September 11.
On the eve of the elections Head of Russia’s Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, said that the national electoral system was fully prepared. She also noted that the current election campaign turned out to be one of the calmest in the last ten years. At the same time, she described it as “quite competitive, energetic and lively.” All commissions, candidates and political parties, with very few exceptions, approached all procedures “very responsibly and in a balanced and worthy way,” she said. Pamfilova also noted that given the scale of the electoral process, appeals and complaints this year were “fewer than ever” at about 1,400.
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