“Electoral tourists” from abroad: who are they?
Despite the fact that they had no official status of international/foreign observers, and, according to Russian law, could not be present in the voting premises, they were welcomed by the election commissions and allowed to spend time at the polling stations.
Nomination and registration of candidates and political parties in elections to the representative bodies of the government
Analytical report. Single Voting Day of September 10, 2017
Unprecedented case in the Komi Republic
Сase of Elena Shebarshina, the former chairwoman of the Komi Republic’s election commission
Central Election Commission decided to intervene in Altai elections
On September 6, the Central Election Commission held a discussion on high rates of early voting that’s been observed in elections to Barnaul City Duma. According to the Commission’s information, 14,000 people already cast their absentee ballots.
Russian Regional Elections: Independent Candidates Face Discrimination Through The "municipal Filter"
According to a new report by the "Golos" Movement and EPDE, the most acute problems in the election of the heads of regions are linked to candidates overcoming the so-called “municipal filter.”
Golos statement on non-partisan election monitoring on single election day of September 10
We call on any candidates and political parties committed to honest and free elections and observance of citizens’ voting rights to give us an opportunity to continue our non-partisan monitoring by providing us with status of election commission member in advisory capacity or election monitor on the single election day of September 10, 2017.
Golos insists on free access to polling station video recordings
In response to the request from the Central Election Commission of Russia, the Council of the Golos movement prepared suggestions to amend the Commission’s plans for the use of video monitoring and broadcasting devices and the storage of video recordings made during 2018 presidential elections.
Golos proposes publication of registers of all heads of local administrations and deputies who provide notarized support to the candidates for governor
While the election commissions do publish the registers of deputies and heads of local administrations who provided support to the candidate for governor, submitted by the said candidate, the signatures of deputies and heads of local administrations that have been notarized, but haven’t been submitted to the election commission by these candidates, remain unpublicized