Russian President Vladimir Putin will vote in the State Duma elections using electronic voting, his press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. Since September 14, Mr. Putin has been on self-isolation after people around him fell ill with COVID-19.

On September 16, the Kremlin announced that Vladimir Putin had registered to vote electronically. During today’s press call, Mr Peskov confirmed that the president will vote online.

“The president will vote by electronic voting,” the spokesman said. He added that the date when the president will vote will be announced later. Dmitry Peskov said that the president is doing well. He also added that people from the president’s entourage who are sick with COVID-19 will not be fired. According to him, there are no severe cases of the disease among them.

Vladimir Putin himself said that several dozen people fell ill with the coronavirus in his circle. The Kremlin said that “it is necessary to sort it out” in this situation.

The elections to the State Duma will last until September 19. The format of remote electronic voting is used in Moscow, Sevastopol, Kursk, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Murmansk and Rostov regions.

How electronic voting helps patients with coronavirus to vote, read in the material “Kommersant” “Elections of a covid time.”


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