CEC does not expect a high turnout in the elections on 9 September
MOSCOW, September 7. /TASS/. The Central election Commission expects voter turnout at elections to the single voting day September 9 will be high, as recently held presidential elections. This was announced on Friday, the Chairman of the CEC of the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova, commenting on the scope of surveillance in the upcoming elections.
“Only the presidential election was held, so don’t expect a high turnout,” she said at the webinar in TASS for observers and journalists. Pamfilova noted that, despite the difficult economic situation, “still, 46 regions opened up possibilities for surveillance.”
Previously, experts said that after the Federal election traditionally marked the so-called electoral fatigue and inactive people vote in regional and municipal elections.
“I wouldn’t want to make any predictions, although we are aware that recently held a large-scale campaign for the presidential election, is the beginning of September, let’s see what the weather is fine, many still on leave,” Pamfilova told reporters after the webinar.
“Most likely, the turnout will not be very high, but it is not important. The most important that, whatever the turnout, it was adequately reflected. It is very important that all those who believe elections are important, came and voted,” — said the CEC head.