Voting in presidential election starts in Russia



Voting in presidential election starts in Russia

For the first time it is held in a three-day format

Voting in the presidential election has started in Russia. Kamchatka region and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug are the first regions where polling stations opened (from 08:00 local time, 23:00 Moscow time). The polling stations are open until 20:00.

Four candidates are running in the election: incumbent President Vladimir Putin, who went to the polls as a self-nominated candidate, Vladislav Davankov, deputy speaker of the State Duma from the New People,Leonid Slutsky, and Nikolai Kharitonov, chairman of the State Duma committee for the development of the Far East and the Arctic and a member of the CPRF party.

The 2024 presidential campaign is being conducted using a number of innovations. For example, it is remote electronic voting (REV). For the first time, the election of the head of state is held over three days – from 15 to 17 March.

Since 25 February, early voting has been held in hard-to-reach and remote areas of Russia. The head of the Central Election Commission Ella Pamfilova said that 2m voters took part in early voting.





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