30 Jun 2020 20:40

Turnout in e-vote on Russian constitutional amendments tops 93% - HQ data

MOSCOW. June 30 (Interfax) - The turnout in the electronic vote on amendments to the Russian Constitution in Moscow and in the Nizhny Novgorod region has exceeded 93%, according to data from the public monitoring headquarters.

By 8 p.m. Moscow time Tuesday, 1,107,644 electronic ballots have been issued, i.e. the turnout stood at 93.02% of all who signed up, from whom 1,090,185 votes have been accepted, according to these data.

The ballots of the voters who have made their choice will be further uploaded, it said.

"The issuance of ballots for electronic voting has concluded," the headquarters said.

A total of 1.05 million people in Moscow and over 139,500 in the Nizhny Novgorod region have registered for voting remotely.

The date of the nationwide vote on constitutional amendments has been set for July 1.

The electronic voting in Moscow and the Nizhny Novgorod region continued for six days. In both areas the process was overseen by an ad hoc territorial election commission which sits in Moscow.