The Russian Central election Commission explained the conditions of nomination in the presidential election
MOSCOW, 20 Oct — RIA Novosti. Candidates who wish to participate in the upcoming Russian presidential elections, the nomination will have to submit to the CEC the decision of the party Congress or to register initiative group of voters, and to provide the documents, including statement of consent to run, and data on income.
Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018, the campaign is supposed to start in December 2017 elections officially can be declared in the period from 7 to 17 December.
Secretary of the CEC, Maya Grishina recalled that the presidential candidate may be nominated by the party or participate in elections in self-nomination. A party nominates a candidate at its Congress, and the candidate will need to collect initiative group of 500 people.
The representative of the Central election Commission clarified that the inclusion in the composition of the group there are no restrictions regarding the position.
“It must be, of course, only voters, i.e. persons having active suffrage. And all any other requirements for the qualifications of voters is not presented” — she said.