Voting in the city of Yeisk. Photo by Anna Gritsevich for the "Caucasian Knot"

01 July 2020, 23:55

Observers claim non-transparency of voting in Southern Russia

Observers are not provided with access to the information concerning the voting, and people assigned to polling stations vote more than once or without presenting a passport, report activists from in the Krasnodar Territory, the Rostov Region, and Dagestan.

According to the report released by the "Election Violation Map" website, in the town of Kabardinka in the Krasnodar Territory, members of the election commission did not always verified if a voter presented own passport, but simply wrote down the information as they heard it.

The city of Yeisk stands out among reports of violations in Kuban. A journalist of the "Vremya" news agency claimed that a member of the territorial election commission (TEC) did not let him enter a polling station in Yeisk and forbade video filming.

At another polling station in Yeisk, the territorial election commission refused to show members with rights of coordinating voices the lists of citizens who voted at home. One of local residents voted twice.

In Krasnodar, there are no seals on portable ballot boxes installed at one of the polling stations, and the ballot boxes themselves are located outside the space of the polling station designated for voting.

According to another report about violation, in Rostov-on-Don, at the time of the opening of the polling station, ballot boxes already contained ballots.

An observer reported that several violations at once had been registered at one of the polling stations in the capital of Dagestan.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 1, 2020 at 06:02 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Anna Gritsevich; Source: CK correspondent

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