Moskalkova reported fewer complaints compared to 2019 in elections

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The Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman in the Russian Federation received about 30 complaints during the election campaign, which is less than last year. This was announced on Sunday, September 13, by the Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova at a meeting dedicated to monitoring the provision of electoral rights of citizens.

“For a month we have been monitoring the situation with the observance of electoral rights, we have an active hot line. <...> We have received about 30 complaints to the hotline and by mail, this is a smaller figure compared to last year, “the Ombudsman said to TASS.

In addition, she said that there were calls not only related to complaints, but, on the contrary, that the voters liked the organization of the voting process.

Moskalkova said that on Sunday she visited a number of polling stations in the Podolsk district of the Moscow region, where, among other things, she talked with observers and law enforcement officers.

Earlier on September 13, Alexander Brod, a member of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights under the President of Russia, said that there had been no complaints from citizens about non-compliance with sanitary standards at polling stations.

Also, there were no incidents of refusal to work for election officials due to the risks from the spread of coronavirus.

In Russia on Sunday, September 13, a single voting day started in 83 constituent entities of the country (with the exception of Kabardino-Balkaria and St. Petersburg). More than 56 thousand polling stations have opened across the country.

More than 9 thousand campaigns of all levels take place. In four regions (Tatarstan, Kursk, Penza and Yaroslavl regions), by-elections of deputies of the State Duma are being held, in 11 regions – elections of deputies of legislative assemblies, in 18 – direct elections of senior officials.

On September 11 and 12, voting was carried out in the adjoining territories, common areas and at home. It was also possible to vote online.

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