The final turnout in online voting in the elections to the State Duma in seven regions of Russia was 93.21%. This was announced on September 19 by the head of the territorial election commission of remote electronic voting (DEG) Ilya Massukh.
“To date, 592,388 ballots have been issued in the federal district, which is 93.21% of the total number of registered ones,” he said at the information center of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
In particular, the final turnout for online voting in Moscow was 96.5%. At 20:00 Moscow time, polling stations were closed in the city and central part of Russia.
The voting also ended in the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District (FEFD), and polling stations were closed in Chukotka and Kamchatka. According to the Central Election Commission at 18:00 Moscow time, the turnout in elections across Russia was 45.15%.
Earlier on Sunday, the head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova, said that the Russian regions expressed their desire to introduce electronic voting, this system is gaining popularity in elections. According to her, the situation will be clear after summing up the results of the Duma elections.
In 2021, elections to the State Duma are held for the first time in a new, three-day format. September 19 is the main voting day, and September 17 and 18 are optional. In seven regions of the country, you can vote both online and in person at a polling station.
Simultaneously with the elections to the State Duma, on a single voting day, direct elections were held for the heads of nine Russian constituent entities (in three more regions, deputies of legislative assemblies will elect the highest administrative persons) and 39 regional parliaments.
The possibility of electronic voting is provided to residents of Moscow, Murmansk, Kursk, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov and Yaroslavl regions, as well as Sevastopol.
Among all the participants in the online voting in the capital, the drawing “Million Prizes” is taking place. The points received, each of which is equivalent to 1 ruble, can be spent on the purchase of goods and services from program partners. Those who voted in the DEG receive an SMS with a code that must be activated on the website ag-vmeste.ru. In addition to money certificates, 100 cars and 21 apartments will be raffled off.
On September 18, after the drawing, 10 winners of the #ChooseAlong campaign “Million Prizes” were announced. Each of the announced winners received a one-room apartment in Moscow.