Pamfilova tells election commissions they’ll be scrutinized
The CEC and the Ministry of Internal Affairs will check the extraterritorial sections of St. Petersburg, the Leningrad and Pskov regions.
The chairperson of the Central Election Commission of Russia (CEC) Ella Pamfilova warned the election commissions that their work will be carefully scrutinized and analyzed. At the same time, Pamfilova admitted that they take issues with the CEC, too, which failed to verify the personal data of voters. The news is reported by Interfax.
“There are issues with the lower commissions; we carefully collect all the materials on this subject. There will be a very serious analysis after the campaign, and important conclusions will be drawn” the news agency quoted Pamfilova as saying.
In addition, the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation and the Civic Chamber of St. Petersburg, together with the CEC and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, are preparing a check of the extraterritorial sections of St. Petersburg, the Leningrad and Pskov regions, where a number of residents said they would vote from their dachas. The opposition has fears that election fraud might be committed there.