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May 20, 2016 10:21
Counting down to Russia’s 2016 Duma Elections
As Russia gears up for a parliamentary elections this autumn, how can the country's embattled opposition and civil society offer a real contest to the Kremlin's "imitation democracy"?
May 17, 2016 10:22
Meet the woman who says she’s going to fix Russia’s rigged elections
From the fringes of power, Ella Pamfilova has spent decades fighting against the odds. As Russia’s first female candidate for president, she ran on a largely symbolic ticket against Vladimir Putin in 2000, earning just 1 percent of the vote. As Russia’s human rights ombudsman, she sought compromise between harried advocates and hidebound officials.
April 25, 2016 08:01
The final report of ENEMO on the local elections in Ukraine is out!
April 8, 2016, ENEMO published reports on the mission in English and Ukrainian languages. Twenty activists of "Golos" took part in this election observation mission/
April 21, 2016 07:52
CEC determined powers and announced new regulations
On April 13, the third meeting of Central Election Commission (RF CEC) in the new composition was held. At the meeting, the powers of each CEC member were determined, the complaints and criticism were voiced, the new rules concerning the work of the commission were announced.
April 21, 2016 07:49
Pamfilova promised to conduce to international election observation
According to Ella Pamfilova, CEC will facilitate the prerequisite set up for international election observation in the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Russia.
February 25, 2016 08:28
United Russia Candidates Received Funds From State Budget
A number of candidates from the ruling United Russia party received funding from the state budget for their campaigns during the 2015 elections, the RBC news website reported, citing a report by Russia's independent Golos elections watchdog.
February 24, 2016 08:21
Melkonyants: Government wants to reduce the number of independent election observers
At the end of the last week, the latest amendments aimed at encumbering election observation were published.
February 18, 2016 08:50
Early voting. Shredder instead of ballot box?
Observers often observe the so-called manipulation of ‘dosrochka’ – early voting – re-introduced about two years ago. The recent elections gave a good reason to claim that the procedure of early voting requires serious improvement.
February 15, 2016 16:22
Alexey Petrov: ‘We play an inquisitive role at polling stations’
Alexey Petrov has been ‘Golos’ coordinator in Irkutsk region for many years. ‘Golos’ has interviewed Alexey Viktorovich about him becoming an observer, the relationship with local election commissions and his students; moreover, we spoke about emerging difficulties and what he would wish if everything would be possible.
February 05, 2016 11:59
PACE brought out Russian observers and urged for their protection
The report refers to cases of administrative or judicial harassment of human rights defenders, including those in Russia.
February 02, 2016 12:33
The Draft Law on Election Observation - a new challenge for election observers
On January 23, the ‘Kommersant’ informed about four proposals concerning election observation submitted by AP and CEC and endorsed by the President. On 25 January, the Duma Council proposed to pass a bill submitted by the Communists on 25 September 2015 at the second reading, initiating limitation of the number of appointed election commission members acting in advisory capacity and observers in the commission based on their respective membership.
February 02, 2016 10:33
Media: The President endorsed the amendments to Election Law
January 26, 2016 11:59
Weekly News Digest, January 18-24
Key issues: Election campaign in Moscow region, probable innovations to the electoral law, sentenced counterfeiters and other news.
January 11, 2016 08:11
‘I am even ready to go for non-competitive elections!’ - The story of professional election observer
‘Golos’ invited Alexander Grezev, the movement coordinator in Sverdlovsk region and the enthusiastic election observer, to tell why he spends his weekends observing elections in remote villages and who pays for all this.
December 28, 2015 14:12
Representatives of municipal councils chair most of TECs in Moscow
In total, 123 territorial commissions were established.
December 28, 2015 14:09
Kostroma deputies want to deprive the right of civic organizations to observe elections
Nikolai Sorokin, a board member of Kostroma Center of Regional Studies, chairman of ‘Memorial’ branch in Kostroma and coordinator of the OIG in Kostroma region shared his concerns about likely abolition of civic election observation in the region. Please, find his full post below.
December 14, 2015 12:48
About Elections in Azerbaijan and 'Aliyev's Fang'
November 25, 2015 09:52
Constitutional Court will review the complaint of Jankauskas against the Law ‘On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights’
On November 9, the online newspaper ‘Fontanka’ announced that the Constitutional Court (CC) will review the complaint of Konstantin Jankauskas against the Law ‘On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights’.
November 25, 2015 09:46
PARNAS Party appealed to the Constitutional Court the opportunity to challenge FMS data in regard to collection of signatures
The appeal was registered by the Constitutional Court and it is under the process of preliminary hearing.
November 18, 2015 19:36
In Rybinsk direct election of mayor might be reintroduced
Members of Yaroslavl Regional Duma are working on a draft law on reintroducing direct election of mayor in Rybinsk. The proposal might be submitted to the regional parliament in the near future.
November 18, 2015 19:35
Charges against blind pensioner for disrupting elections in Sheltozero
On November 10, the court hearing in the case of blind pensioner charged with a disruption of the Elections of Sheltozero rural settlement Head in Karelia. The court ruled that there was no corpus delicti.
November 17, 2015 10:38
OSCE/ODIHR observers approvingly evaluated polling stations' job during the second round of Ukraine’s mayoral elections
Polling station staff did commendable job on election day, but concerns regarding higher commissions and deficiencies in the law point to need for reform, OSCE/ODIHR observers say in Ukraine.
November 02, 2015 12:07
‘Golos’ filed a complaint to the Court of Arbitration on the Ministry of Justice
The plaintiffs dispute the audit report based on which the organization was refused to be withdrawn from the registry of foreign agents.