For the organization of “carousel” in the election threatened with criminal term


Dmitry Korotaev / Kommersant

In the state Duma it is planned to submit the draft amendments to the criminal code, providing punishment for the organisation of repeated voting. This was stated by the Secretary of the CEC Maya Grishina of Russia, reports TASS on Thursday, April 13.

“It (the organization repeatedly receiving the newsletters — approx. “Of the”) is not covered by those offences that currently exist in the Criminal code. Now we are working on with specialists of the appropriate composition,” she said.

The CEC has no right of legislative initiative, it is expected that the draft law will make the deputies or senators, said the Agency.

On 12 April the lower house of Parliament in the first reading adopted a package of amendments to the electoral laws that relate to including the manipulation of the ballots. According to the document, for repeated voting or the organization faces a fine in the amount of 30 thousand rubles.

A second vote, or so-called “carousel” is one of the most common methods of voter fraud. Before entering the polling station the person passed already filled newsletter that he puts in the ballot box. At the exit of the station it transmits to the organizer carousel new form for money or other reward.