31 Jan 2024 12:54

Russians can vote in presidential election at 276 polling stations in 143 states - CEC

MOSCOW. Jan 31 (Interfax) - Russians can cast their ballots in the upcoming presidential election in 143 countries, Russian Central Elections Commission (CEC) member Pavel Andreyev said.

"A total of 276 polling stations have been set up in 143 countries outside the Russian Federation, including seven polling stations in the town of Baikonur," Andreyev said at a CEC meeting on Wednesday.

Reserve numbers have been assigned to polling stations which may be set up in exceptional cases no later than five days before the first voting day, namely, on March 9, 2024, he said.

"Compared to the number of polling stations set up [abroad] in 2018, we see a certain decline, but the possibility of setting up polling stations in exceptional cases broadens our capacities and we assume that additional polling stations may open. Such work is in progress," Andreyev said.

The presidential election will be held in Russia on March 15-17.