8 Dec 2023 14:39

Parties' deadline for nominating presidential candidates set at Jan 1, for self-nominees at Dec 27 - Russian CEC

MOSCOW. Dec 8 (Interfax) - Political parties will be able to nominate their candidates to run in next year's Russian presidential election until January 1, while the deadline for potential self-nominees is December 27, the Russian Central Elections Commission (CEC)'s calendar plan shows.

The self-nomination process and the submission of requests for registering voter groups and other documents to the CEC started on December 7 and will end at 6:00 p.m. on December 27, according to the plan.

Political parties can nominate their presidential candidates and submit documents from December 7 and until 6:00 p.m. on January 1.

People willing to run in the presidential election are also required to submit their documents for registration starting December 27 and until 6:00 p.m. on January 31. The CEC will have ten days after receiving the documents to decide whether to officially register them as candidates or to deny them registration.

Pre-election campaigning on television channels, in periodicals and through online media outlets is due to take place from February 17 to March 15. It will end at midnight local time on March 15.

The CEC will announce the presidential election results no later than March 28, 2024, according to the plan.

Territorial election commissions will need to finish counting the ballots cast in the election no later than March 19. The deadline for the election commissions of Russian constituent territories is March 21.

The Russian Federation Council adopted a resolution at its session on Thursday to schedule next year's presidential election. The CEC has ruled that the election will be held over three days, from March 15 through 17, 2024.