The state Duma has corrected the date of presidential elections in 2018
The amendments give the opportunity to appoint the next presidential elections on March 18.
Moscow. May 19. INTERFAX.RU — the state Duma meeting on Friday adopted in the second reading the package of draft laws on cancellation of absentee ballots in elections and in the law “On elections of the President of the Russian Federation”.
Package installs the possibility of voting at the request of the voter, it will affect those citizens who on voting day will be absent at the place of registration.
The amendments define that the voter, who will be in day of voting outside the place of residence, may submit to the election Commission statement on inclusion in the voters list at the place of location in the manner prescribed by the CEC.
Meanwhile, the amendment to the law on presidential elections States that “if a Sunday, on which should be assigned to the elections of the President of the Russian Federation coincides with a day preceding a holiday day, or this Sunday falls on the week including a public holiday or Sunday is duly announced a work day elections are called for next Sunday.”
In 2018 presidential elections, expected to be held on the week in which falls the international women’s day on March 8, and in accordance with the proposed amendment the election can be postponed to the following Sunday, which, in turn, falls on March 18.
The authors of this bill — the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas and a member of the Federation Council Committee for Federative structure, regional policy, local government and Northern Affairs Anatoly Shirokov. The second reading this norm has changed.