Motion observer presented Tuesday an alternative system of counting. The project was launched during the presidential election campaign in 2012, it was used in the elections in the regions, including mayoral elections in Moscow in 2013. September 18, the national electoral Committee for the first time will be applied in parliamentary elections.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
This is a coalition project was initiated by several observer organizations: “Sonar”, “Citizen observer”, the movement “Voice.” Participation in its development took well as political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin and the head of sociocultural research Levada Center Alexei Levinson.
“National electoral Commission” is registered in the observers through SMS service of the CEC, after counting at the polling station sends the digits of the final protocols in a common database. Within half an hour the results appear online and in the media.
“So we are struggling with night falsification and rewriting of the protocols, — said the “MK” co-movement “the Voice” Grigory Melkonyants. — On last elections in the state Duma there were many cases when the Protocol has moved from the precinct election commissions (PECs) to territorial (TIK), and it has varied the figures. And the observer, which this morning received a copy of the Protocol was discovered in the morning in the gas “Vybory” absolutely other data. To challenge the results in this case through the courts.
“The goal of this project is the prevention of fraud, thanks to her, at the election of the mayor of Moscow did not have such problems in 2011,” said Melkonyants. According to him, the SMS-CEC helps to solve the problem quickly: after the data is posted on the Internet, observers in the territorial election commissions will know which protocols should come by the precinct election Commission. If it turns out that the copy of the report from the observer the same data, but in the Protocol submitted by the PEC, the other, you can either contact the CEC, or to solve the problem on the spot.
In the Duma elections system, “national election Commission” will be applied in 17 regions, it will cover every ninth precinct. Now the system was about six thousand observers, but the registration is not over yet. Grigory Melkonyants noted that the system willingly join observers from political parties and “national electoral Commission” is open for cooperation with them.