RBC: the CEC will redistribute the number of electronic ballot boxes because of dissatisfaction with the authorities
The Kremlin was unhappy with the way the CEC allocated the number of COHIBA (electronic ballot boxes) in the regional elections in 2017, according to RBC, citing four sources close to the presidential administration and the CEC.
According to one of them, it was planned to send the electronic ballot box are mostly in cities and capital regions. However, this caused the disapproval of the President’s administration, where he considered that it was necessary to “thin “smear” of the Cohiba across the region”.
“The goal is to hold elections fairly and transparently, so you need to distribute Cohiba in each subject the maximum, so you do not charged (the power.— “B”) in the stuffing,” said close to the Kremlin, a source.
According to the CEC close to the source RBC, now “will be less tehsredstv in capitals, more in other places.” The second close to the Commission source confirmed that the decision to change the number of electronic ballot boxes was made “to evenly distribute the Cohiba in the regions.”
As an example the interlocutor of RBC led to the plan of distribution of electronic ballot boxes in the Udmurt Republic, according to which the majority of Cohiba (at least 80) initially had to Izhevsk, and all the region had to provide 140 boxes of new generation.
“It turns out that the rest of the country may be left without technical means to give other than in the capital (region.— “B”),” — said the source. He added that under the new plan in Izhevsk will leave 30 of electronic ballot boxes, and the rest distributed across the region, “including the villages and small towns”. The press service of the Central election Commission of Udmurt Republic told RBC that such information is not available.