19 June 2014, Thursday, 17:17

CEC Bashkiria: "on September 14, 2014 "none of the above" option will not be available in ballots"

author: Galiya Nabieva

On September 14, 2014 at municipal elections the "none of the above" option will not be available in ballots. This was announced at a press conference in Bashinform News Agency by the head of the Central Election Commission of Bashkortostan Khaidar Valeev.

According to the law, it will be possible to choose the "none of the above" option only at voting on January 1, 2015 at the elections of deputies of representative bodies and local government officials.

Recall that the "none of the above" option was not available in ballots since 2006. Previously, it was considered a possibility to return it at elections of all three levels, excluding the presidential elections, but finally it was decided to use it only at the local level.

“An important point: if number of votes against all candidates in the constituency will be more than for the candidate with the greatest number of votes, the elections will be declared invalid”, Khaidar Valeev said.