CEC: at the polling station to get nowhere

Author: Dmitry Kiselev

July 1, Russia voted for an amendment to the Constitution. The decree of June 1, was signed by the President after the meeting via videoconference with the leadership of the Central election Commission and members of the working group on preparation of amendments to the basic law.

the Date suggested by the head of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova. The President agreed with her arguments, and also with the opinion of the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova, reported that the epidemiological situation allows you to hold a nationwide vote, of course, subject to certain sanitary standards. Minister of education Sergey Kravtsov, in turn, confirmed that problems with the exam, which also starts July 1, will not.

In General, after weighing all the “pros” and “cons” decided to declare July 1 a day of voting on amendments to the Constitution. And in his closing speech Vladimir Putin appealed directly to the citizens of Russia.

“Addressed to our citizens, to people, so that they took an active part in this nationwide vote. Since we are talking about the basic law — the Constitution, which underpins the life of our country, our lives, our children today will determine the basic legal safeguards, basic legal guarantees in the field of social relations in the field of labor relations will determine our principles of cooperation with our international partners. Not by chance the Constitution is called basic law of the country. I very much hope that the citizens will take in the formulation of the Basic law, the right to vote on amendments to the Constitution the most active part”, — said the head of state.

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Tested on himself. The head of the Central election Commission, Ella Pamfilova personally is by voting, checking whether all precautions are met and if there are any gaps in the system of antiviral defense.

“All Commission members will be tested,” he assured Pamfilova.

the Model is realdivision of the age of coronavirus in the scale. The similarity of medical sanitary inspection — entry and exit through different doors. Safe distance between the two meters.

Everything is thought out to the smallest detail. Right at the entrance to the unfolded personal protective equipment and even disposable pens — all this at the expense of the CEC. You must bring a passport. And even the polling booth arranged in a special way — without a curtain, but the open side facing the wall.

nothing and no One touching, you can vote on the site, and at home — here play scene, when a pensioner comes to the delegation from the election Commission.

Offer different options. Where conditions permit, the site will be allowed to carry beyond the premises.

“the Weather is good. Let us not in the school and in the yard with her. Nice spacious yard, Playground. Here there is place all, except instead of walls there are racks, on which the posters will be hung” — said Ella Pamfilova.

In Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod region at all will be possible to vote remotely — a pilot project, the application for participation which can be submitted on the portal. And this is in addition to the traditional face-to-face method.

“At the polling station to get anywhere. Before the vote — total treatment plots. In the process of voting is also made breaks and processed everything. Screens in addition to the masks — the members of the Commission. Everything is provided,” — said the CEC head.

Recent opinion polls show that to take part in the vote are about two-thirds of Russians. And the vast majority — 83% — is confident that the risk at polling stations will not.

“as for health, we can already say that they are much better than those that have been and even will be applied in foreign countries to vote,” said a member of the Commonpublic chamber of Russia Maxim Grigoriev.

Foreign experience was one of the arguments when the decision was made to resume work on the Russian constitutional reform.

“the Parliamentary elections in South Korea, the Senate elections in Ireland, a number of countries held municipal elections is Japan, Canada, France, Bavaria. Parliamentary elections in Israel. That is, life goes on, people in these circumstances have the right to exercise their constitutional right to the government. We should also, in their legislation to provide for such opportunities”, — said Andrei Klishas, a co-chair of the working group on preparation of proposals on introducing amendments to the Constitution.

But the main factor is — of course — was the fact that the epidemiological situation in Russia has stabilized for the citizens is no longer a serious risk.

“We moved the date of the all-Russian public vote on amendments to the Constitution, on the basis of the main, the main priority the preservation of life and health of our citizens. Nothing could be more important than that. But we believe that with the improvement of the situation with this pandemic, we, of course, return to normal life, including the need to think of further work on amendments to the Constitution”, — said Vladimir Putin.

sociology shows that the forced break didn’t affect the Russians — about all the initiatives now well informed 93% of respondents. And amendments on the availability of medical care, on children as the priority of the state policy, mandatory annual indexation of pensions and social allowances on the protection of workers ‘ rights is an important considers the absolute majority.

“Already part of the norms, especially of social unit actually earned. Earned the norm, associated with family support. We have earned norms associated with public health. And, of course, it is important that they already earned is not actually and legally”, &mdash said Pavel Krasheninnikov, co-chair of the working group on preparation of proposals on introducing amendments to the Constitution.

And contributed to this — strangely enough — just an epidemic. Using abstracts, which are incorporated in the new Constitution, Russia cannot counter the threat much more confident in many other countries.

“We are seeing a unique phenomenon, the legal phenomenon, if you want, the amendments have not yet entered into force, but they have determined the meaningful addition of the legislation, especially social legislation. And if we notice, over the last 2.5 months made a large number of laws, presidential decrees, other normative legal acts, they are focused on the needs of the people. But the need to preserve the sustainability of this trend, and for that we need a systematic basis”, — said taliya khabrieva, co-chair of the working group on preparation of proposals on introducing amendments to the Constitution.

“the Amendments that have been proposed, including the working group, they claimed, just absolutely demanded by the conditions of our lives today,” said the President.

the Date for voting were selected carefully so that, on the one hand, it was possible to prepare everything, and on the other, not to prevent other significant national events. Originally it was supposed to combine even with a Victory Parade, but the President thought it was acceptable.

“there’s nothing to mix, it is a separate milestone in the life of the country, and therefore the Victory Parade — it is a Holy thing, do not let him with nothing to mix, including the vote on the Constitution. It seems to me, save on this is not necessary, because one of the motives for the holding of the Victory Day — is a savings, it is also a non-working day. So we are definitely going to save. Still, we’ve got 30 days from the date of announcement still to resolve some issues. In this case, of a technical nature, but not only. What I mean? We are now back to a normal rhythm of life. Many enterprises resume their work. All this takes place under the sign of the demands observance of certain rules related to coronavirus infection. And we need to work out these mechanisms, it is necessary to make sure that our citizens have developed rules of conduct”, — said Vladimir Putin.

Month from the announcement date until the voting is extremely correct and legal term (thirty-day norm directly listed in the law), and epidemiological point of view.

“date of July 1, here is very significant, because even twice in two weeks, two more incubation periods that are a milestone and will allow us — clearly, if such a rate, without disruption we will go on, and reason to doubt it not — to achieve optimal performance,” — said the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.

And spend all the time before the exam — Putin specifically directly during the meeting by telephone shall consult with the Minister of education.

“He confirmed that it does not interfere, on the contrary, he even expects that holding a nationwide vote on the use of school premises will then help in the organization of the exam. I don’t know how this is possible in any case that can be used after the national vote, surely we can give in school to organize the exam. Therefore, I believe that the proposed option — 1 July — the date is suitable,” said the head of state.

the CEC, is not sitting idly by. On the recommendations of the Destroyed step by step instructions for precinct election commissions, observers and voting.

the ballot papers already printed by printing press in Perm. For each sheet — special control at the level of production, and transportation.

In the regions have been actively engaged in preparations for a nationwide vote. Across the country startsAla and information campaign, which is popularly explained all the details of the procedure. Soon all sections of the country should be equipped with all necessary equipment and antiviral will look like the reference, so far only installed in the atrium of the CEC.

Text: “News of the week”