The voter turnout in a single day of voting, held in Russia on 10 September, will be within the “regional standards”. On Wednesday, September 6, reports TASS with reference to the report of the Expert Institute of social studies (AISI) “Single voting day. Preliminary approaches to qualitative analysis”.
The study authors believe that this figure is determined in different parts of the country “not only the [election] campaign, but also the peculiarities of the regional policy, national and social characteristics, electoral history”. After analyzing the trends of past years, experts have identified three groups of regions: with the projected high, middle and low level of civil participation in the elections.
The first group includes the Republic of Mordovia, and the Saratov and Belgorod region. The second category experts attributed the Republic of Buryatia, Mari El and Udmurtia, Perm Krai and Ryazan oblast. Among the regions, where, “despite the high competition of the political process,” traditionally low participation in the vote were the Republic of Karelia and Yaroslavl, Tomsk, Kaliningrad, Novgorod, Kirov, Sverdlovsk region.
“Going on 16 completely different from each other various campaigns, look for “average temperature in hospital”, one logic makes no sense”, — stated the Chairman of the expert Council AISI Gleb Kuznetsov.
September 10 will be more than 5.8 thousand elections and referendums at different levels. The governors will choose the inhabitants of 16 regions — Kaliningrad, Yaroslavl, Kirov, Ryazan, Tomsk, Saratov, Novgorod, Sverdlovsk and Belgorod regions, Sevastopol, Perm Krai, Buryatia, Mordovia, Udmurtia, Mari El and Karelia.