Putin has demanded to postpone for 2021 the vote on the Constitution

From the President of Russia Vladimir Putin demanded to postpone next year’s vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation. A petition signed by 57 people posted on the website change.org.

the author of the petition explains that the postponement of the vote required in connection with the difficult situation in the country due to coronavirus and risk to human health. Also, he adds, the vote in terms of wearing masks and of the measures applied to infected citizens, raises doubts about the reliability of the results.

the author Also requires that voting took place in one day, and the passport data of citizens was checked and recorded at the polling stations. Not carried out at home and early voting. To vote online conducted only using blockchain technology, able to guarantee the safety and reliability of the data.

All this is necessary to the outcome of the vote is not in doubt.

Recall, the vote on the amendments to the Constitution was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country. In early June, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the vote will take place July 1.

the Central election Commission approved the General appearance of the newsletter in March. In June, the CEC presented to reporters a sample ballot.

the Bulletin contains the question “do You approve the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation?” and variants of expression by voting “Yes” or “No”, the right of which empty squares are placed. The front side of the ballot must contain the signatures of two members of the precinct election Commission with deliberative vote, certified by the seal of the Commission. By the decision of the election commissions of the subjects of the bulletins may be printed in a state language of corresponding region, then on the front side must be placed the text in two or more languages.

Earlier it was reported that the CPS has developed recommendations for a nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in terms of the spread of coronavirus.

According to the recommendations, members of election commissions should be wearing masks and gloves. And it is as about the voting process, and the preparation for it, and the counting of ballots.

the location of observers and representatives of mass media on voting should be on distance of 1,5-2 meters from the entrance, tables and booths. Thus the monitors should be a full review of the operation of the election Commission. The same distance must be before the stationary ballot boxes, to the voting booths or other specially equipped places.

the ballot box before opening it is recommended to handle disinfectants.

Came to the area the Russians are also recommended to be in masks and gloves, but the mask can be removed for a short time, upon presentation of a passport. In this case the identity document is not passed into the hands of the member of the precinct Commission. It imposes a voter — deployed and independently turns the appropriate page.

Before passing to the place of voting shall be the item for the disinfection of hands and issuing masks and gloves.

during the day of voting to all members of the precinct election Commission, and journalists and voters need to measure the temperature. The Commission is asked to study the question of security of polling stations noncontact thermometers. It is also necessary to pre-define entities (and not from the members of the precinct election Commission), which during the day will be to measure the temperature from coming to the area to schedule their work and to provide them with additional personal protective equipment (disposable gowns, suits).

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