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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sobyanin supported the creation of the Moscow Public headquarters for the observation of elections

At a meeting of the Moscow government Presidium mayor Sergei Sobyanin gave instructions on the organization of video surveillance at all polling stations in the Duma elections, which will take place on September 18. Moscow thus became the first Russian region, announced the video surveillance in the elections to the State Duma. (On the day of voting in the capital will open about 3 600 polling stations).

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The mayor recalled that the priority of the “United Russia” – is an honest and transparent elections, and in this regard, today the city authorities made the decision on the live video from the polling stations. Sobyanin said: “We are continuing this tradition the first year”.

Also, the mayor supported nominated by the Public chamber of Moscow the initiative to create a mission monitoring the vote. This is also a continuation of the tradition: public headquarters acted at the election of the mayor of Moscow (2013) and in Moscow (2014). The work was coordinated by the representatives of the Moscow Public chamber, operated a call center with a “hotline” to receive complaints from voters.

Activists of the Supervisory staffs can monitor the situation on plots in the centre, where did all the broadcast will be organized and work on elections in the state Duma.

According to the mayor, the headquarters will provide systematic monitoring process.

In turn, member OP city, the chief editor of “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov ( in the Public chamber he chairs the Commission on civil society development, local governments, and volunteer activities) reported: the headquarters will be formed up to the end of July. All registered candidates and political parties public figures to send proposals to their representatives participated in the work of the headquarters. Planned and field audit at the polling stations: it will attract volunteers.

Venediktov has declared its readiness to lead the staff to monitor State Duma elections — however, the final decision will be made by the Public chamber of Moscow.

The organizers of the staff intend to use the experience gained in previous elections, to work closely with the Moscow city election Commission and the CEC (its head, Ella Pamfilova has promised full support).

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