"United Russia" will hold primaries online
UFA, 19 April 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/.
"United Russia" will conduct a procedure for electronic preliminary voting from May 28 to June 1. An application for online voting can be submitted on the site epg.er.ru in the section "Online voting" since May 14. This was stated by the first deputy head of the CEC of the party Maxim Zhavoronkov at the conference call with the regional branches.
Maxim Zhavoronkov specified that an opportunity to vote online would be available to all voters. A personal account will automatically be created for each person registered in "All Russia" and filling in the application form for the online voting. Similarly, it will be available for those registered in the "Mobilization" information system. The only thing — a person will have to fill out information about himself in a personal account.
If the user is not registered in any of these systems, he can fill out a questionnaire on the site, and call center specialists, the United Russia press service said.
During the study of this issue, United Russia studied the experience of foreign colleagues and the use of electronic voting in Belgium (since 2003), Estonia (since 2007) and Finland (since 2008).
In 2018, there will be 77 campaigns in 49 constituent entities of the Russian Federation: in 21 regions — elections of senior officials, in 16 — campaign to elect deputies of Legislative Assemblies, in 12 — campaign to elect deputies of administrative centers, in seven — elections of heads of administrative centers, as well as 16 campaigns for local self-government bodies elections, as a result of which 26,700 mandates will be replaced. Also, early elections of five State Duma deputies in single-mandate electoral districts will be held. A single day of preliminary voting for United Russia will be held on June 3.