The state Duma adopted the bill on election fraud


RIA Novosti

The state Duma has approved in the third reading the bill providing for criminal liability up to five years in prison for illegally issuing and receiving a ballot for another voter, and the repeated voting.

It is reported by RIA Novosti.

In accordance with the text of the document, Chapter 19 of the criminal code of Russia it is proposed to Supplement article 142.2 “Illegal issuance and receipt of the ballot, ballot for referendum.”

The authors of the bill SITA heads of profile committees of state Duma and Council of Federation Pavel Krasheninnikov, and Andrei Klishas.

On 8 June, the document was submitted for consideration to the state Duma.