President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed the law about possibility to hold regional and State Duma elections at one and the same time
The President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed the law about possibility to hold regional and State Duma elections at one and the same time, the Kremlin press-service reports on Thursday.
The federal law determines that with the purpose to combine the voting day at the regional elections with the voting day of the elections to the State Duma deputies the prolongation or reduction of the terms of office of the legislative (representative) authorities in Russian regions is permitted no more than for the six months, as it is said in the explanatory notes to the law. At that the elections can’t be put off, if in the result of holding the elections at the same time the voter gets an opportunity to vote simultaneously on four ballots, except the ballots, issued because of holding the pre-term, repeated or additional elections.
These amendments, introduced to the federal law “The main guarantees of the suffrages of the citizens RF”, were offered by the Legislative Assembly of Saint-Petersburg, which term of office is off in March 2012 (the State Duma elections will be held in December 2011).