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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of May 18, 2005 No. 51-FZ

About elections of deputies of the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

(as amended on 01-12-2014)

Accepted by the State Duma on April 22, 2005

Approved by the Federation Council on May 11, 2005

This Federal Law becomes effective on December 7, 2006, except for parts 6 of Article 94. Part 6 of Article 94 becomes effective from the date of official publication of this Federal Law.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Basic principles of elections of deputies

The State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Deputies of the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (further - deputies of the State Duma) are elected citizens of the Russian Federation on the basis of general equal and direct suffrage in case of secret vote. Participation of the citizen of the Russian Federation in elections is free and voluntary. Nobody has the right to force the citizen of the Russian Federation to participation or nonparticipation in elections, and also to interfere with its free declaration of will.

Article 2. Legislation on elections of deputies of the State Duma

1. The legislation on elections of deputies of the State Duma is based on the Constitution of the Russian Federation and N67-FZ "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" (further - the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation"), this Federal Law, other Federal Laws consists of the Federal Law of June 12, 2002.

2. The main terms and concepts used in this Federal Law are applied in the same value, as in the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" if other is not provided by this Federal Law.

Article 3. State Duma elections of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

1. According to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (further - the State Duma) 450 deputies are elected.

2. Deputies of the State Duma are elected on the federal constituency in proportion to poll, given for federal candidate lists in deputies of the State Duma (further - federal candidate lists).

Article 4. Federal constituency

The federal constituency on which deputies of the State Duma are elected includes all territory of the Russian Federation. The voters living outside the territory of the Russian Federation are considered attributed to the federal constituency.

Article 5. The voting rights of citizens of the Russian Federation on elections of deputies of the State Duma

1. The citizen of the Russian Federation who reached on ballot day of 18 years has the right to elect deputies of the State Duma, to participate in promotion of federal candidate lists, election propaganda, observation of elections and work of the electoral commissions, including establishment of results of vote and determination of election results, and also in the implementation of other selective actions according to the procedure provided by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws.

2. The citizen of the Russian Federation who reached on ballot day of 21 years can be elected the deputy of the State Duma.

3. The citizen of the Russian Federation living or being outside the territory of the Russian Federation has the voting rights, equal with other citizens of the Russian Federation, on elections of deputies of the State Duma. Diplomatic representations and consular establishments of the Russian Federation shall render to the citizen of the Russian Federation assistance in realization of its voting rights.

4. Has no right to choose and be elected, to participate in implementation of other selective actions the citizen of the Russian Federation recognized by court incapacitated or containing in places of detention according to the court verdict.

4-1. Has no right to be the elected deputy of the State Duma the citizen of the Russian Federation having nationality of foreign state either the residence permit or other document confirming the right to permanent residence of the citizen of the Russian Federation in the territory of foreign state.

4-2. Has no right to be the elected deputy of the State Duma the citizen of the Russian Federation:

1) the convict to imprisonment for making of heavy and (or) especially serious crime and having on ballot day not removed and unspent conviction for the specified crime;

2) condemned for crime execution of extremist orientation, provided by the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, and having on ballot day not removed and unspent conviction for the specified crime;

3) subjected to administrative punishment for making of the administrative offenses provided by articles 20.3 and 20.29 of the Russian Federation Code of Administrative Offences if vote on elections of deputies of the State Duma takes place before the termination of term during which person is considered subjected to administrative punishment;

Concerning which 4) the become effective judgment established fact of violation of restrictions, stipulated in Item 1 article 56 of the Federal law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation", or making of the actions provided by the subitem "zh" of Item 7 and the subitem "zh" of Item 8 of article 76 of the Federal law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" if the specified violations or actions are made during the period which is not exceeding five years till ballot day.

5. The citizen of the Russian Federation concerning whom the court verdict about deprivation of its right to hold the state positions during certain term took legal effect cannot be registered as the candidate on elections of deputies of the State Duma if vote on elections takes place before the expiration of the term established by court.

Article 6. Calling of an election of deputies of the State Duma

1. Elections of deputies of the State Duma to the terms established by the Constitution of the Russian Federation and this Federal Law are obligatory.

2. Elections of deputies of the State Duma of new convocation are appointed by the President of the Russian Federation. The decision on calling of an election shall be made not earlier than before 110 days and not later than 90 days till ballot day. In the ballot day the first Sunday of month in which the constitutional term for which the State Duma of the previous convocation was elected expires is. The constitutional term for which the State Duma is elected is estimated from the date of its election. Day of election of the State Duma is ballot day as a result of which it was elected in competent structure. The decision on calling of an election is subject to official publication in mass media not later than in five days from the date of its acceptance.

3. If the President of the Russian Federation does not appoint elections of deputies of the State Duma in time, established by part 2 of this Article, elections are appointed by Russian Central Election Commission and are carried out on the first Sunday of month in which the constitutional term for which the State Duma of the previous convocation was elected expires. The decision of Russian Central Election Commission on calling of an election is published not later than in seven days from the date of the expiration of the term of official publication of the decision on calling of an election established by part 2 of this Article.

4. In case of dissolution of the State Duma in the cases and procedure provided by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the President of the Russian Federation at the same time appoints early elections of deputies of the State Duma of new convocation. In the ballot day in this case the last Sunday before day when three months from the date of dissolution of the State Duma expire is. The decision on purpose of early elections is subject to official publication in mass media not later than in five days from the date of its acceptance.

5. If the President of the Russian Federation, having dismissed the State Duma, does not appoint early elections of deputies of the State Duma of new convocation, elections are appointed by Russian Central Election Commission and are carried out last Sunday before day when three months from the date of dissolution of the State Duma expire. The decision of Russian Central Election Commission on purpose of early elections is published not later than in seven days from the date of the expiration of the term of official publication of the decision on purpose of early elections established by part 4 of this Article.

6. In the cases provided by parts 3-5 of this Article, the terms of implementation of the selective actions established by this Federal Law are reduced by quarter. At the same time terms in days are multiplied by three fourth and rounded towards the next integer; if after multiplication the number which fractional part constitutes half of integer turns out, then it is rounded up.

7. If Sunday to which elections of deputies of the State Duma shall be appointed matches with the day preceding non-working holiday or non-working holiday, or with the day following non-working holiday or is announced in accordance with the established procedure in the working afternoon, elections are appointed to the next Sunday.

Article 7. Right of promotion of candidates of the State Duma

1. Candidates of the State Duma (further - candidates) are proposed as a part of federal candidate lists.

2. Promotion of candidates as a part of federal candidate lists is performed by the political parties having according to the Federal Law of July 11, 2001 N95-FZ "About Political Parties" (further - the Federal Law "About Political Parties") the right to take part in elections, including to push candidate lists (further - political parties).

3. The political party has the right to push as a part of the federal candidate list of the citizens of the Russian Federation who are not members of this political party.

Article 8. Preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma by the electoral commissions

1. Preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma, ensuring realization and protection of the voting rights of citizens, and also control of observance of the specified rights are assigned to the electoral commissions within their competence established by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws.

2. By preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma the electoral commissions within the competence established by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws are independent of public authorities and local government bodies. Intervention in activities of the electoral commissions from legislative (representative) and executive bodies of the government, local government bodies, the organizations, officials, and also citizens is not allowed.

3. Regulations and other decisions of Russian Central Election Commission, and also decisions of other electoral commissions made by them within the competence established by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws are obligatory for federal executive bodies, executive bodies of subjects of the Russian Federation, other state bodies, local government bodies, candidates, political parties and other public associations, the organizations, officials, voters.

4. By preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma the State automated system of the Russian Federation "Elections" is used (further - state automated system "Elections"). The procedure for use of state automated system "Elections" is determined by Russian Central Election Commission according to the Federal Law of January 10, 2003 N20-FZ "About the State automated system of the Russian Federation "Elections" (further - the Federal Law "About the State automated system of the Russian Federation "Elections").

Article 9. Publicity by preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma

1. Preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma are performed openly and publicly. The state provides informing voters on procedure and terms of preparation and elections, the course of the election campaign, on results of vote and on election results.

2. The regulatory legal acts of public authorities and local government bodies, regulations of Russian Central Election Commission concerning preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma, ensuring the voting rights of citizens are officially published in the state and municipal periodic printing editions. Other decisions of the called bodies, the decisions of other electoral commissions which are directly connected with preparation and elections are published in the specified periodic printing editions or brought to the general attention in other way. The regulations of Russian Central Election Commission concerning preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma are posted on its website on the Internet (further - Internet network) within five days from the date of acceptance.

Article 10. Right to election propaganda

1. Citizens of the Russian Federation, political parties and other public associations have the right to carry out election propaganda in the forms allowed by the law and legal methods.

2. Election propaganda in this Federal Law is understood as the activities performed during the election campaign and aiming to induce or inducing voters to vote for the federal candidate list or against it for the candidate (candidates) included (included) in the specified list or against it (them).

3. The state guarantees to citizens of the Russian Federation, political parties and other public associations freedom of carrying out election propaganda according to this Federal Law, other Federal Laws.

4. Equal conditions of access to funds of mass information for carrying out election propaganda are guaranteed to the political parties which registered federal candidate lists.

Article 11. Financing of elections of deputies of the State Duma

1. Financing of the actions connected with preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma is performed at the expense of means of the federal budget.

2. The political party which pushed the federal candidate list shall create own election fund for financing of the election campaign. In the cases provided by this Federal Law, regional department of the political party which pushed the federal candidate list, having the right according to the decision of the representative the charter of political party of governing body of political party to create the election fund for financing of the election campaign of political party.

Article 12. Participation in elections of deputies of the State Duma of foreign citizens, persons without citizenship, foreign organizations, international organizations and international social movements

1. Implementation by foreign citizens, stateless persons, the foreign organizations, international organizations and international social movements of the activities promoting or interfering preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma, promotion, registration and election of this or that federal candidate list is not allowed.

2. The procedure for participation of foreign (international) observers in observation of preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma is established by international treaties of the Russian Federation, this Federal Law, other Federal Laws.

Chapter 2. The polling precincts. Electoral registers

Article 13. Formation of the polling precincts

1. For carrying out vote and counting of votes on elections of deputies of the State Duma the polling precincts based on the voters this about number registered in the territories of municipalities according to requirements of article 16 of the Federal law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" are formed.

2. The polling precincts are formed in coordination with the relevant territorial election commission the head of local administration of the municipal district, city district, the intracity territory of the federal city, and in the cases provided by the law of the subject of the Russian Federation - the federal cities, - the head of territorial authority of the executive authority of the federal city or the commander of military unit, the head of diplomatic representation or consular establishment of the Russian Federation. In the cases provided by part 4 of this Article, the polling precincts are formed by territorial election commission. The polling precincts are formed not later than 50 days till ballot day taking into account local and other conditions proceeding from need of creation of the maximum conveniences to voters.

3. In case of formation of the polling precincts in the territory of each polling precinct no more than 3000 voters shall be registered.

4. In places of temporary stay of voters (hospitals, sanatoria, rest houses, at stations, at the airports, places of detention of suspects and the crimes accused of making and other places of temporary stay), in the remote or remote areas, in courts which will be in ballot day in swimming at polar stations, and also in places where the voters who do not have registration at the place of residence within the Russian Federation stay, the polling precincts can be formed by territorial election commission in time, established by part 2 of this Article, and in exceptional cases - in coordination with the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation not later than three days till ballot day. In the remote or remote areas, in courts which will be in ballot day in swimming at polar stations the polling precincts can be formed by territorial election commission in coordination according to the head of the object located in the remote or remote area, the ship master or the shipowner, the chief of the polar station.

5. The military personnel votes on general polling precincts. In the territories of the military units located in the areas isolated, removed from settlements, the polling precincts can be formed according to the decision of the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation by commanders of military units in time, established by part 2 of this Article, and in exceptional cases - not later than five days till ballot day.

6. The polling precincts for the carrying out vote and counting of votes living or being outside the territory of the Russian Federation are formed not later than 50 days till ballot day, and in exceptional cases - not later than five days till ballot day by heads of diplomatic representations or consular establishments of the Russian Federation in the territories of the states of stay of voters. At the same time the provision of part 3 of this Article concerning number of voters can not be applied. Heads of diplomatic representations or consular establishments of the Russian Federation report in Russian Central Election Commission about formation of the polling precincts not later than 40 days till ballot day, and in exceptional cases - not later than three days till ballot day.

7. If the polling precincts are not formed in the terms established by parts 2 and 4 of this Article, the decision on formation of the polling precincts is made by the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation within three days from the date of the expiration of terms of formation of the polling precincts established by part 2 or 4 of this Article.

Article 14. Procedure for bringing to voters of data on formation of the polling precincts

1. Lists of the polling precincts with indication of their numbers and borders (if the polling precinct is formed on part of the territory of the settlement) or the list of settlements (if the polling precinct is formed in the territories of several settlements), the locations of precinct election commissions, rooms for vote and phone numbers of precinct election commissions shall be published by the head of local administration of the municipal district, city district, the intracity territory of the federal city, and in the cases provided by the law of the subject of the Russian Federation - the federal cities, - the head of territorial authority of the executive authority of the federal city not later than 45 days till ballot day.

2. Information on the polling precincts formed after the term established by part 2 of article 13 of this Federal Law shall be published (is promulgated) not later than in two days after their education.

3. In case of publication (promulgation) of the data on the polling precincts formed in the territories of military units specified regarding 1 this Article, the text of the published material is approved with the commander of the relevant military unit.

4. Questions of publication (promulgation) of the data on the polling precincts formed outside the territory of the Russian Federation specified regarding 1 this Article are solved heads of the relevant diplomatic representations or consular establishments of the Russian Federation taking into account local conditions. In the presence at diplomatic representations, consular establishments of the Russian Federation of the websites in Internet network the specified data are posted on these websites.

Article 15. Creation of electoral registers

1. Electoral registers are constituted by the relevant electoral commissions separately on each polling precinct in the form established by Russian Central Election Commission.

2. Electoral registers are constituted by territorial election commission not later than 21 days till ballot day based on the information about the voters represented by the head of local administration of the municipal district, city district, the intracity territory of the federal city, and in the cases provided by the law of the subject of the Russian Federation - the federal cities, the head of territorial authority of the executive authority of the federal city, the commander of military unit, the head of the organization in which voters temporarily stay the head of educational institution with full-time courses to which are assigned on the right of operational management or in whose independent order there are hostels.

3. In case of identification of the fact of inclusion of the citizen of the Russian Federation by territorial election commission (territorial election commissions) in electoral registers on different polling precincts said commission (said commissions) to precinct election commissions will see to transfer of electoral registers (carry out) work on elimination of mistake or inaccuracy in lists.

4. The electoral register on the polling precinct formed in the remote or remote area is constituted by the precinct election commission not later than 20 days till ballot day, and in exceptional cases - not later than in day of sformirovaniye of the precinct election commission based on the information about the voters represented by the head of local administration of the settlement.

5. On the polling precinct formed in the territory of military unit, the electoral register - the military personnel who is in military unit, members of their families and other voters if they live in limits of arrangement of military unit it is constituted by the precinct election commission not later than 20 days till ballot day, and in exceptional cases - not later than in day of sformirovaniye of the precinct election commission based on the information about the voters represented by the commander of military unit.

6. Electoral registers on the polling precincts formed in places of temporary stay of voters (hospitals, sanatoria, rest houses, places of detention of suspects and the crimes accused of making and other places of temporary stay) in courts which will be in ballot day in swimming at polar stations, are constituted by the respective precinct election commissions no later than the day preceding ballot day based on the information about the voters represented by the head of the organization in which the voter temporarily stays the ship master, the chief of the polar station. Electoral registers on the polling precincts formed according to part 4 of article 13 of this Federal Law in places where the voters who do not have registration at the place of residence within the Russian Federation stay are constituted according to the addresses of the specified voters submitted according to part 7 of article 16 of this Federal Law.

7. The electoral register on the polling precinct formed outside the territory of the Russian Federation is constituted by the respective precinct election commission according to addresses of the citizens of the Russian Federation who are constantly living outside the territory of the Russian Federation or being in long foreign business trips according to part 4 of article 16 of this Federal Law.

8. The information about voters gathers and specified by the officials specified in parts 2, 4-6 these Articles and is represented by them to territorial election commissions not later than 60 days till ballot day and if the electoral register is constituted by the precinct election commission, - to the respective precinct election commissions right after their sformirovaniye. Collection, refining and submission of information about voters are performed according to the procedure, established by Russian Central Election Commission.

9. In case of creation of electoral registers state automated system "Elections" can be used.

10. The information about the voters included in the electoral register is located in alphabetic or other procedure (on settlements, streets, houses, apartments). In the electoral register surname, the name and middle name, year of birth of the voter (at the age of 18 letdopolnitelno day and month of the birth), the address of its residence are entered. The place for the putting down of series and passport number or the document replacing the passport of the citizen, voter for the signature of the voter for the bulletin received by it, for the signature of the member of the precinct election commission who issued the bulletin to the voter and also for special marks and total introduction of data on each leaf of the list shall be provided in the list.

11. The electoral register is constituted in duplicate. The first copy of the list is made on paper in typewritten type, the second copy - in machine-readable type. Creation of electoral registers in hand-written type is in exceptional cases allowed.

12. The first copy of the electoral register constituted according to part 2 of this Article is transferred under the act to the respective precinct election commission in 20 days prior to ballot day, and the second copy is stored in territorial election commission and used according to the procedure, established by Russian Central Election Commission. The electoral register is signed by the chairman and the secretary of territorial election commission with indication of date of introduction of signatures and certified by seal of territorial election commission.

13. The electoral register constituted by the precinct election commission according to parts 4-7 of this Article is signed by the chairman and the secretary of the precinct election commission and certified by seal of the precinct election commission.

14. The precinct election commission after obtaining or creation of the electoral register verifies it and makes to it necessary changes based on personal addresses of citizens according to articles 16 and 17 of this Federal Law, the relevant documents of local government bodies, territorial authorities of the executive authority of the federal city, their officials, the bodies performing civil registration, bodies of registration accounting of citizens of the Russian Federation in the place of stay and at the place of residence within the Russian Federation, messages of higher electoral commission on inclusion of the voter in the electoral register on other polling precinct. The verified and amended list of voters not later than in the day preceding ballot day is signed by the chairman and the secretary of the precinct election commission and certified by seal of the precinct election commission.

15. The precinct election commission has the right to divide the first copy of the electoral register into separate books. Each such book not later than in the day preceding ballot day shall be supplied with the title page with indication of sequence number of the book and total quantity of separate books into which the electoral register is divided, and is stitched stitched) that is confirmed by seal of the respective precinct election commission and the signature of its chairman.

16. Persons representing the information about voters bear responsibility for reliability, completeness of the corresponding data and timeliness of their representation.

Article 16. Procedure for inclusion in the electoral register and exception of the electoral register of citizens of the Russian Federation

1. Electoral registers join all citizens of the Russian Federation having active voting rights, except for the case provided by part 4 of this Article. The citizen of the Russian Federation can be included in the electoral register only on one polling precinct.

2. The basis for inclusion of the citizen of the Russian Federation in the electoral register on the specific polling precinct is the fact of finding of its residence in the territory of this polling precinct determined by bodies of registration accounting of citizens of the Russian Federation in the place of stay and at the place of residence within the Russian Federation according to the Federal Law regulating procedure for realization of the rights of citizens of the Russian Federation to freedom of travel, the choice of the place of stay and the residence within the Russian Federation.

3. The military personnel living outside arrangement of military units joins in electoral registers at the place of residence in accordance with general practice. The basis for inclusion in the electoral register of the military personnel who is in military unit, members of their families and other voters living in limits of arrangement of military unit the fact of finding of their residence within arrangement of military unit which is determined by the relevant service of military unit or bodies of registration accounting of citizens of the Russian Federation in the place of stay and at the place of residence within the Russian Federation, or the order of the commander of military unit on putting on the staff of military unit of the citizens undergoing military service is.

4. The basis for inclusion in the electoral register of the citizen of the Russian Federation living outside the territory of the Russian Federation or being in long foreign business trip is its written application submitted not later than in the day preceding ballot day to the respective precinct election commission, or the oral address to ballot day.

5. The voters who are studying full-time and registered in the place of stay in the hostel (in the location of educational institution), join in the electoral register in the location of the hostel (educational institution). Information on it is transferred to the precinct election commission of the polling precinct where this voter is included in the electoral register at the place of residence, through territorial election commission (if the residence of the voter is in the territory of the same subject of the Russian Federation) or the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation (if the residence of the voter is in the territory of other subject of the Russian Federation). The precinct election commission in the corresponding line of the electoral register does mark: "It is included in the electoral register on the polling precinct of N __" with indication of number of the polling precinct and the name of the subject of the Russian Federation.

6. The voters who are in ballot day in hospitals, sanatoria, rest houses, places of detention of suspects and the crimes accused of making and other places of temporary stay join in the electoral register based on the passport or the document replacing the passport of the citizen, and the absentee ballot for vote on elections of deputies of the State Duma (further - the absentee ballot).

7. The voters who are in places of temporary stay, working at the companies with continuous cycle of work and occupied on separate work types where reduction of employment duration (change) is impossible and also voters from among the military personnel who is out of the location of military unit not having opportunities to receive the absentee ballot, can be included by the solution of the precinct election commission in the electoral register on the polling precinct in the place of their temporary stay according to the personal written application submitted to the precinct election commission not later than three days till ballot day. Information on it is transferred to the precinct election commission where this voter is included in the electoral register at the place of residence, through territorial election commission (if the residence of the voter is in the territory of the same subject of the Russian Federation) or the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation (if the residence of the voter is in the territory of other subject of the Russian Federation). The precinct election commission in the corresponding line of the electoral register does mark: "It is included in the electoral register on the polling precinct of N" with indication of number of the polling precinct and the name of the subject of the Russian Federation. The voters who do not have registration at the place of residence within the Russian Federation can be included by the solution of the precinct election commission in the electoral register on the polling precinct formed according to part 4 of article 13 of this Federal Law in the place of their stay or the place determined by the decision of the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation for carrying out vote of such voters according to the personal written application submitted to the precinct election commission not later than in ballot day.

7.1. On the polling precincts formed according to part 4 of article 13 of this Federal Law at stations and at the airports, electoral registers are constituted in ballot day. The voters who are in ballot day in the specified places join in electoral registers upon presentation of the absentee ballot.

8. The citizens of the Russian Federation recognized as displaced persons or who addressed in federal executive body in the field of migration or its territorial authorities with the petition for recognition by their displaced persons join in the electoral register in the place of their temporary residence based on the passport or the document replacing the passport of the citizen, and also the relevant documents issued by the specified bodies.

9. The citizens of the Russian Federation having active voting rights, being in foreign states by private invitations in office, business and tourist trips, join in the electoral register in case of appearance to the room of the precinct election commission based on the passport or the document replacing the passport of the citizen, and the absentee ballot. The specified citizens who did not have opportunity to receive the absentee ballot join the precinct election commission in the electoral register based on the oral address to ballot day.

10. The citizens of the Russian Federation registered at the place of residence in the territory of the polling precinct after submission of the electoral register for acquaintance to voters and also the citizens who for any other reason are not included in the electoral register in addition join the precinct election commission in the electoral register based on the passport or the document replacing the passport of the citizen, and if necessary and the documents confirming finding of the residence (in the absence of the residence within the Russian Federation - the place of stay) the voter in the territory of this polling precinct.

11. The exception of the citizen of the Russian Federation of the electoral register signed by the chairman and the secretary of territorial election commission (in the case provided by part 13 of article 15 of this Federal Law, - the chairman and the secretary of the precinct election commission) and certified by seal of this commission, is made only based on official documents, including the message of higher territorial election commission on inclusion of the voter in the electoral register on other polling precinct, and also in case of issue to the voter of the absentee ballot according to the procedure, established by this Federal Law. At the same time in the electoral register date of exception of the citizen of the list and the exception reason are specified. This record is certified by the signature of the chairman of the precinct election commission, and in case of issue of the absentee ballot - the signature of the member of the electoral commission who issued the certificate with indication of date of introduction of this signature.

12. It is forbidden enter any changes in electoral registers after the end of vote and the beginning of counting of votes.

Article 17. Acquaintance of voters with electoral registers

1. Electoral registers are represented by the precinct election commission to voters for acquaintance and additional refining in 20 days prior to ballot day, and in parts 46 Articles 15the cases of creation of the electoral register provided by - of this Federal Law is later than this term - directly after creation of the electoral register.

2. The citizen of the Russian Federation having the active voting rights having the right to file to the precinct election commission petition for its inclusion in the electoral register, for any mistake or inaccuracy in the information about him entered in the electoral register. Within 24 hours, and in ballot day within two hours from the moment of the address, but no later than the moment of the end of vote the precinct election commission shall check the data reported by the applicant and the submitted documents and or to eliminate error or inaccuracy, or to make the decision on statement variation with indication of the reasons of such variation, having handed the verified copy of this decision to the applicant.

3. The solution of the precinct election commission on variation of the statement specified in part 2 of this Article can be appealed in higher electoral commission or in court (in the location of the precinct election commission) which shall consider the claim (statement) in three-day time, and for three and less than a day till ballot day and in ballot day - immediately. If the decision on grievance settlement (statement) is made, correction in the electoral register is made by the precinct election commission immediately.

4. Each citizen of the Russian Federation has the right to report to the precinct election commission about change of the information about the voters included in the electoral register on the respective polling precinct specified in part 10 of article 15 of this Federal Law.

Chapter 3. The electoral commissions

Article 18. System and the status of the electoral commissions at elections of deputies of the State Duma

1. Preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma, ensuring realization and protection of the voting rights of citizens are performed by the following electoral commissions listed according to the procedure from higher to subordinate:

1) Russian Central Election Commission;

2) the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation;

3) territorial election commissions - the district, city and other territorial election commissions or the electoral commissions of municipalities operating in the cases provided by the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" as territorial election commissions;

4) precinct election commissions.

2. The decisions of higher electoral commission made within its competence are obligatory for subordinate electoral commissions.

3. The decision of the electoral commission contradicting the law or accepted with excess of the established competence is subject to cancellation by higher electoral commission or court. At the same time higher electoral commission has the right to make the decision to the point or to direct to subordinate electoral commission which decision was cancelled the corresponding materials to de novo review. If subordinate electoral commission repeatedly will not consider question, on the substance of the matter higher electoral commission has the right to make the decision.

Article 19. Procedure for forming of Russian Central Election Commission, the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation

The Russian Central Election Commission, the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation are created according to the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation".

Article 20. Procedure for forming of territorial election commissions

1. Powers of territorial election commissions at elections of deputies of the State Duma perform the territorial election commissions created according to the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" or the electoral commissions of municipalities operating in the cases provided by the specified Federal Law as territorial election commissions. If in the corresponding territory there is no such territorial election commission or the electoral commission of the municipality, then it is created according to the specified Federal Law not later than in 35 days from the date of official publication (publication) of the decision on calling of an election. The term of acceptance of offers on structure of territorial election commission cannot be less than one month. The message on forming of territorial election commission and term of acceptance of offers on candidates in its structure is subject to publication (promulgation) prior to acceptance of the specified offers.

2. The electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation has the right to create one or several territorial election commissions for management of activities for preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma of the precinct election commissions created on the polling precincts which are formed in the courts which are in swimming, and polar stations. Such territorial election commissions are created with observance of general terms of forming of the electoral commissions and procedure for forming of the territorial election commissions established by the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation".

3. The Russian Central Election Commission has the right to create one or several territorial election commissions for management of activities for preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma of the precinct election commissions created on the polling precincts which are formed outside the territory of the Russian Federation. Such territorial election commissions are created as a part of at least five and no more than nine members of the commission with the right of casting vote who are not falling under the restrictions interfering acquisition of the status of the member of the electoral commission with the right of casting vote, established by the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation". The Russian Central Election Commission has the right to assign powers of such territorial election commissions to the relevant territorial election commissions created by preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation.

4. The term of office of the territorial election commissions specified in parts 2 and 3 of this Article is determined by the electoral commission which created them.

5. The provisions of this Federal Law regulating activities of territorial election commissions extend to the territorial election commissions specified in parts 2 and 3 of this Article if other is not established by this Federal Law.

Article 21. Procedure for forming of precinct election commissions

1. The precinct election commission is created by higher territorial election commission not earlier than before 30 days and not later than 23 days till ballot day with observance of general terms of forming of the electoral commissions and procedure for forming of the precinct election commissions established by the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" with the following number of members depending on number of the voters registered in the territory of the polling precinct:

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