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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of January 10, 2003 No. 19-FZ

About election of the president of the Russian Federation

(as amended on 05-04-2021)

Accepted by the State Duma of the Russian Federation on December 24, 2002

Approved by Council of the Russian Federation on December 27, 2002

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Basic principles of elections of the President of the Russian Federation

1. The president of the Russian Federation is elected citizens of the Russian Federation on the basis of general equal and direct suffrage in case of secret vote.

2. Participation of the citizen of the Russian Federation in election of the president of the Russian Federation is free and voluntary. Nobody has the right to make impact on the citizen of the Russian Federation with the purpose to force it to participation or nonparticipation in election of the president of the Russian Federation, and also to interfere with its free declaration of will.

Article 2. Legislation on election of the president of the Russian Federation

1. The legislation on election of the president of the Russian Federation the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal Law of June 12, 2002 constitute No. 67-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.

2. The basic concepts and terms 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. The voting rights of citizens of the Russian Federation in case of election of the president of the Russian Federation

1. The citizen of the Russian Federation who reached on ballot day of 18 years has the right to elect the President of the Russian Federation, to participate in promotion of candidates for President of the Russian Federation, election propaganda, observation of elections of the President of the Russian Federation, 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 established by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws.

2. The president of the Russian Federation the citizen of the Russian Federation not younger 35 years, constantly living in the Russian Federation at least 25 years which do not have and not having before nationality of the foreign state or 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 can be elected. The requirement to the candidate for President of the Russian Federation about lack of nationality of foreign state at it does not extend to the citizens of the Russian Federation who earlier had nationality of the state which was accepted or part of which was accepted to the Russian Federation according to the Federal constitutional Law, and constantly living in the territory of the state accepted to the Russian Federation or the territories of the part of the state accepted to the Russian Federation.

3. The citizen of the Russian Federation living or being during preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation outside the territory of the Russian Federation has rights, equal with other citizens of the Russian Federation, at election of the president of the Russian Federation.

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

5. Has no right to be the elected President of the Russian Federation the citizen of the Russian Federation holding position of the President of the Russian Federation two terms or occupying on the date of official publication (publication) of the decision on calling of an election of the President of the Russian Federation position of the President of the Russian Federation the second term.

5.1. The provision of the Constitution of the Russian Federation limiting number of terms during which the same person can hold position of the President of the Russian Federation is applied to the person holding and (or) holding position of the President of the Russian Federation without number of terms during which it borrowed and (or) holds this position at the time of entry into force of the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation bringing the corresponding restriction and does not exclude for it opportunity to hold position of the President of the Russian Federation during terms, admissible the specified provision.

5.2. Has no right to be the elected President of the Russian Federation 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;

1. 1) the convict to imprisonment for making of serious crime which criminal record is removed or extinguished, - before the expiration of 10 years from the date of removal or repayment of criminal record;

1. 2) the convict to imprisonment for making of especially serious crime which criminal record is removed or extinguished, - before the expiration of 15 years from the date of removal or repayment of criminal record;

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 if action of subitems 1.1 and 1.2 of this Item does not extend to such citizen of the Russian Federation;

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 at election of the president of the Russian Federation 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 six years till ballot day.

5.3. If effective period of the restrictions of passive voting right provided by subitems 1.1 and 1.2 of Item 5.2 of this Article expires during the election campaign till ballot day on elections, the citizen of the Russian Federation whose passive voting right was limited has the right to be in the procedure established by the law the nominated candidate on these elections.

5.4. If act for which making the citizen was condemned according to the new penal statute is not recognized heavy or especially serious crime, action of the restrictions of passive voting right provided by subitems 1, 1.1 and 1.2 Items 5.2 of this Article stops from the date of entry into force of this penal statute.

5.5. If serious crime for which making the citizen was condemned according to the new penal statute is recognized especially serious crime or if especially serious crime for which making the citizen was condemned according to the new penal statute is recognized serious crime, the restrictions of passive voting right provided by subitems 1.1 and 1.2 of Item 5.2 of this Article are effective before the expiration of 10 years from the date of removal or repayment of criminal record.

6. The citizen of the Russian Federation concerning whom the court verdict about deprivation of its right to hold the state positions during certain term became effective if such punishment is prescribed by the Federal Law, cannot be registered as the candidate for President of the Russian Federation if vote at election of the president of the Russian Federation takes place before the expiration of the term established by court.

Article 4. Federal constituency

Election of the president of the Russian Federation is held on the single federal constituency including 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. Calling of an election of the President of the Russian Federation

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

2. According to the Constitution of the Russian Federation election of the president of the Russian Federation is appointed by the Federation Council of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. The decision on calling of an election shall be made not earlier than before 100 days and not later than 90 days till ballot day. In the ballot day at election of the president of the Russian Federation the second Sunday of month in which vote at the previous general election of the president of the Russian Federation was taken and in which the President of the Russian Federation was elected six years ago is. 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 Federation Council of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation does not appoint election of the president of the Russian Federation according to Item 2 of this Article, elections are appointed and carried out by Russian Central Election Commission on the second Sunday of month in which vote at the previous general election of the president of the Russian Federation was taken. 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 stipulated in Item 2 these Articles of term of official publication of the decision on calling of an election.

4. In case of the termination by the President of the Russian Federation of execution of the powers before the expiration of the constitutional term in the cases and procedure provided by the Constitution of the Russian Federation the Federation Council of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation not later than in 14 days from the date of such termination of powers appoints early elections of the President of the Russian Federation. In the ballot day in this case the last Sunday before day when three months from the date of early termination of execution of the powers by the President of the Russian Federation 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 Federation Council of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation does not appoint early elections of the President of the Russian Federation according to item 4 of this Article, election of the president of the Russian Federation is appointed and held by Russian Central Election Commission last Sunday before day when three months from the date of early termination of execution of the powers by the President of the Russian Federation expire. 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 stipulated in Item 4 these Articles of term of official publication of the decision on purpose of early elections.

6. In the cases provided by Items 3, 4 and 5 these Articles, terms of implementation of the selective actions established by this Federal Law are reduced by one 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 election of the president of the Russian Federation shall be appointed matches with the day preceding non-working holiday, or this Sunday falls on the week including non-working holiday, or this Sunday is in accordance with the established procedure announced in the working afternoon, elections are appointed to the next Sunday.

8. If when specified in Items 2 - the 5th this Article bodies make the decision on calling of an election of the President of the Russian Federation, in all territory of the Russian Federation the emergency or warlike situation is entered, in the ballot day at election of the president of the Russian Federation the first or second Sunday after three months after cancellation of action of emergency or warlike situation is.

Article 6. Right of promotion of candidates for President of the Russian Federation

1. Candidates for President of the Russian Federation (further - candidates) can be proposed by the political parties having the right according to the Federal Law of July 11, 2001 No. 95-FZ "About political parties" (further - the Federal Law "About Political Parties") to take part in elections, including to propose candidates (further - political parties), and also according to the procedure of self-promotion. The citizen of the Russian Federation can propose the candidate on condition of support of its self-promotion by group of voters.

2. The citizen of the Russian Federation who does not have the right to be the elected President of the Russian Federation cannot be proposed as the candidate.

3. The citizen of the Russian Federation who was replacing position of the President of the Russian Federation and ahead of schedule stopped execution of powers of the President of the Russian Federation in case of resignation resistant inability for health reasons to perform the powers belonging to him or dismissals from position, cannot be proposed as the candidate on the elections appointed in connection with early termination him execution of the powers.

Article 7. Preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation by the electoral commissions

1. Preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation, ensuring realization and protection of the voting rights of citizens and 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 the President of the Russian Federation 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, other bodies and the organizations, officials, other 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 the President of the Russian Federation 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 No. 20-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 8. Right to election propaganda

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

2. Election propaganda in this Federal Law is understood as the activities performed during the election campaign on election of the president of the Russian Federation and aiming to induce or inducing voters to vote for the candidate (candidates) or against the candidate (candidates).

3. The state provides to citizens of the Russian Federation, political parties, 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 registered candidates.

Article 9. Financing of election of the president of the Russian Federation

1. Financing of the actions connected with preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation is performed at the expense of means of the federal budget.

2. Candidates shall create own election funds for financing of the election campaign.

Article 10. Publicity by preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation

1. Preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation are performed openly and publicly.

2. The regulatory legal acts of public authorities and local government bodies, regulations of Russian Central Election Commission concerning preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation, ensuring the voting rights of citizens are officially published published) in the state and municipal periodic printing editions. Other decisions of the called bodies, and also 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.

Article 11. Participation in election of the president of the Russian Federation of foreign citizens, persons without citizenship, the foreign organizations, international organizations and international social movements, the non-profit organizations performing functions of the foreign agent

1. Participation of foreign citizens, stateless persons, the foreign organizations, international organizations and international social movements, the non-profit organizations performing functions of the foreign agent in implementation of the activities promoting or interfering training and elections of the President of the Russian Federation, promotion, registration and election of this or that candidate, and also participation in the election campaign in other forms is not allowed.

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

Chapter II. The electoral commissions

Article 12. System and the status of the electoral commissions on election of the president of the Russian Federation

1. Preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation are performed:

Russian Central Election Commission;

the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation;

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;

precinct election commissions.

2. Powers and procedure for activities of the electoral commissions for election of the president of the Russian Federation (further - the electoral commissions) are established by 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.

3. The decisions of higher electoral commission made by it within the competence are obligatory for subordinate electoral commissions.

4. The electoral commissions shall consider within the competence the addresses which arrived to them during the election campaign about violations of this Federal Law, other Federal Laws in the part concerning preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation to perform according to these addresses and to give to persons who sent appeals, written answers to five-day term, but no later than the day preceding ballot day, and according to the addresses which arrived in ballot day or in the day following ballot day - immediately. If the facts containing in the specified addresses require additional check, decisions on them are made not later than in ten-day time. If the address contains the facts of violation by the candidate, political party of this Federal Law, other Federal Laws in the part concerning preparation and elections, then the candidate, the political party or their authorized representatives shall be without delay notified on receipt of such address. The candidate or his authorized representative, authorized representatives of political party has the right to offer explanations on the substance of the address. In case of violation by the candidate, political party of this Federal Law the electoral commission has the right to take out to this candidate, this political party the prevention which is brought to the attention of voters through mass media or otherwise.

5. The electoral commissions have the right, including in connection with the addresses specified in item 4 of this Article to address with ideas of conducting the corresponding checks and suppression of violations of this Federal Law, other Federal Laws in the part regulating preparation and elections to law enforcement agencies, executive bodies which shall take the measures for suppression of these violations established by the law in five-day time, in case of receipt of representation in five and less days prior to ballot day - no later than the day preceding ballot day, and in case of receipt of representation in the day preceding ballot day in ballot day and in the day following ballot day - immediately. At the same time the specified bodies without delay inform on results the addressed electoral commission. If the facts containing in representation require additional check, the specified measures are taken not later than in ten-day time.

6. The electoral commissions provide informing voters on terms and procedure of the selective actions, candidates, political parties which proposed candidates on the course of the election campaign.

7. The decision of the electoral commission contradicting the Federal Laws or accepted with excess of limits of its 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 is 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.

8. State bodies and the organizations, local government bodies, the organizations in which authorized (share) capital on the date of official publication (publication) of the decision on calling of an election of the President of the Russian Federation the share (contribution) of the Russian Federation, subjects of the Russian Federation and (or) municipalities constitutes more than 30 percent, and also officials of the specified bodies and the organizations shall render the electoral commissions assistance in realization of their powers in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation about elections and referenda.

9. Ceased to be valid.

10. The state and municipal organizations performing TV and (or) broadcasting (further - the organizations of TV and radio broadcasting), and editions of the state and municipal periodic printing editions shall provide gratuitously to the electoral commissions not later than in five-day time from the date of the address broadcasting time for informing voters according to the procedure, established by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws, and the printing area for publication of decisions of the electoral commissions, placement of other information. At the same time the expenses of the specified organizations of TV and radio broadcasting and editions of periodic printing editions connected with provision to the electoral commissions of free broadcasting time and the free printing area belong on results of activities of these organizations and editions.

11. State bodies, local government bodies, political parties and other public associations, the organizations of all patterns of ownership, including the organizations of TV and radio broadcasting, edition of periodic printing editions, and also officials of the specified bodies and the organizations shall provide to the electoral commissions the necessary information and materials, to give answers to appeals of the electoral commissions in five-day time, on the addresses which arrived in five and less days prior to ballot day - no later than the day preceding ballot day, and in ballot day or in the day following ballot day - immediately. The specified data and materials are provided to the electoral commissions gratuitously.

Article 13. 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 14. Procedure for forming of territorial election commissions

1. Powers of territorial election commissions on election of the president of the Russian Federation 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 the President of the Russian Federation of the precinct election commissions created on the polling precincts which are formed in the courts which are in swimming and at 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 the President of the Russian Federation 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 established by the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" interfering acquisition of the status of the member of the electoral commission with the right of casting vote. The Russian Central Election Commission has the right to assign powers of such territorial election commissions to the relevant territorial election commissions created for preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

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

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

Article 15. Procedure for forming of precinct election commissions

1. Powers of precinct election commissions on election of the president of the Russian Federation perform the precinct election commissions created according to the procedure, established by the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation". If in the corresponding territory the precinct election commission was not created, then the precinct election commission is created according to the procedure, the established specified Federal Law not later than in 45 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 such precinct election commission constitutes 30 days.

2. On the polling precincts formed according to Item 3 of article 25 of this Federal Law, precinct election commissions are created according to the procedure, established by the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation", not later than 15 days till ballot day, and in exceptional cases - no later than the day preceding ballot day. On the polling precincts formed in courts which will be in ballot day in swimming and at polar stations, precinct election commissions are created by captains of ships, chiefs of polar stations from among crew members, employees of the polar station including who are not entering reserve of structures of precinct election commissions.

3. On the polling precinct formed outside the territory of the Russian Federation, the precinct election commission is created by the head of the relevant diplomatic representation or consular establishment of the Russian Federation or the commander of the military unit located outside the territory of the Russian Federation not earlier than before 30 days and not later than 23 days till ballot day, and in exceptional cases - not later than three days till ballot day.

4. Forming of the precinct election commission on the polling precinct formed outside the territory of the Russian Federation is performed taking into account the following requirements:

1) restriction of the maximum number of members of the precinct election commission, stipulated in Item 3 articles 27 of the Federal law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation", is not effective if on the polling precinct more than 3000 voters are registered;

2) the offer on the candidate in structure of the precinct election commission which arrived from political party which federal candidate list is allowed to distribution of the deputy mandates to the last preceding these election of the president of the Russian Federation elections of deputies of the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation is subject to obligatory accounting only if the citizen of the Russian Federation who has active voting rights and which candidacy is proposed in structure of said commission constantly lives in the territory of the corresponding foreign state.

Article 16. Appointment of members of the electoral commission with the right of advisory vote

1. Each candidate from the date of submission of documents for registration in Russian Central Election Commission has the right to appoint one Member of the Russian Central Election Commission in an advisory capacity, and after registration - on one member of the electoral commission with the right of advisory vote in each electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation, in everyone territorial and everyone local the electoral commissions. The candidate can charge appointment of the member of territorial and local electoral commissions with the right of advisory vote to the authorized representative. Certificates which form affirms Russian Central Election Commission are issued to members of the electoral commissions with the right of advisory vote.

2. Members of the electoral commissions with the right of advisory vote the citizens of the Russian Federation who did not reach age of 18 years, the citizens of the Russian Federation recognized by the judgment which took legal effect incapacitated cannot be appointed it is limited capable, persons which do not have citizenship of the Russian Federation, the citizens 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, elected officials, senators of the Russian Federation, deputies of legislative (representative) public authorities and representative bodies of municipalities, management officials of subjects of the Russian Federation (heads of the supreme executive bodies of the government of subjects of the Russian Federation), heads of local administrations, persons replacement command positions in military units, the military organizations and organizations, judges (except for the judges who are in resignation), prosecutors, workers of offices of the electoral commissions, authorized representatives of candidates, political parties, persons having not removed and unspent conviction, and also the faces subjected judicially to administrative punishment for violation of the law about elections and referenda - within one year from the date of the introduction in legal force of the decision (resolution) of court on purpose of administrative punishment.

3. The term of office of the member of the electoral commission with the right of advisory vote begins from the date of obtaining by the relevant commission of the written notice of the candidate or his authorized representative about appointment of the member of the electoral commission with the right of advisory vote and the written application of the citizen about its consent to such appointment. In the notification surname, the name and middle name, birth date and birth place, nationality, series, number and date of issue of the passport or document replacing the passport of the citizen, the name or code of the body which issued the passport or the document replacing the passport of the citizen, the residential address of the citizen appointed the member of the electoral commission with the right of advisory vote are entered. For the term specified in Item 1 of article 42 of this Federal Law, the employer shall provide to the member of the electoral commission with the right of advisory vote at its request leave non-paid.

4. Powers of the member of the electoral commission with the right of advisory vote can be stopped according to the decision of the candidate who appointed it at any time, the authorized representative of the candidate and are transferred to other person. At the same time the candidate, the authorized representative of the candidate has the right to stop powers of the member of the electoral commission with the right of advisory vote and to appoint the new member of the electoral commission with the right of advisory vote concerning the same electoral commission no more than five times. The term of office of members of the electoral commissions acting on the permanent basis with the right of advisory vote who are appointed the candidates elected to position of the President of the Russian Federation or his authorized representative proceeds before the end of registration of candidates at the next election of the president of the Russian Federation. Powers of other members of the electoral commissions acting on the permanent basis of members of the precinct election commissions created according to Item 1 of article 27 of the Federal law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" with the right of advisory vote stop in day of the end of the election campaign on election of the president of the Russian Federation. Powers of members of other electoral commissions with the right of advisory vote stop along with the termination of powers of these commissions. If to the candidate it is refused registration, or its registration is cancelled or cancelled, or the candidate was disposed ahead of schedule on other bases, powers of the members of the electoral commission with the right of advisory vote appointed such candidate or his authorized representative stop respectively from the date of refusal in registration of the candidate, cancellation or cancellation of its registration and if the decision on refusal in registration is appealed in court, - from the date of entry into force of the judgment about legality of refusal in registration or from the date of disposal of the candidate on other bases.

5. For the candidate elected to position of the President of the Russian Federation during the term of its powers the right of appointment of members of the electoral commissions acting on the permanent basis with the right of advisory vote, including instead of disposed remains.

Article 17. Organization of activities of the electoral commissions

1. The organization of activities of the electoral commissions is performed according to article 28 of the Federal law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation".

2. From the date of official publication (publication) of the decision on calling of an election of the President of the Russian Federation about day of official publication of their results the all-Russian state organizations of TV and radio broadcasting gratuitously provide to Russian Central Election Commission at least 15 minutes of broadcasting time, and the regional state organizations of TV and radio broadcasting - to the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation at least 10 minutes of broadcasting time weekly on each of the channels for explanation of the legislation on election of the president of the Russian Federation, informing voters on terms and procedure of the selective actions, candidates, political parties which proposed candidates about the course of the election campaign, and also for answers to questions of voters. The all-Russian state organizations of TV and radio broadcasting also gratuitously provide to Russian Central Election Commission at least 10 minutes of broadcasting time weekly on each of the channels for stated above is more whole during the period which begins in six months prior to the expiration when election of the president of the Russian Federation be appointed, and comes to an end in day of official publication (publication) of the decision on calling of an election.

3. Editions of the all-Russian state periodic printing editions appearing at least once a week during the election campaign on election of the president of the Russian Federation gratuitously provide to Russian Central Election Commission at least one 100-th from weekly amount of the printing area. Editions of the regional state periodic printing editions appearing at least once a week during the specified election campaign gratuitously provide to the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation at least one 100-th from weekly amount of the printing area. The electoral commissions use the specified printing area for explanation of the legislation on election of the president of the Russian Federation, informing voters on terms and procedure of the selective actions, candidates, political parties which proposed candidates about the course of the election campaign, and also for answers to questions of voters.

Article 18. Status of members of the electoral commission

The status of members of the electoral commissions both with the right decisive, and with the right of advisory vote is established by article 29 of the Federal law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation".

Article 19. Powers of Russian Central Election Commission

Russian Central Election Commission by preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation within the powers established by the Federal Laws:

1) will organize preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation, directs activities of the electoral commissions;

2) exercises control of observance of the voting rights of citizens of the Russian Federation by preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation, provides uniform application of this Federal Law;

3) publishes instructions and other regulations concerning application of this Federal Law;

4) renders legal, methodical, organizational technical assistance to the electoral commissions;

5) performs management of activities of the electoral commissions for uniform use of state automated system "Elections", its separate technical means, including technical means of counting of votes;

6) ceased to be valid;

7) registers authorized representatives and authorized representatives of political parties;

8) registers the groups of voters created for support of self-promotion of candidates (further - groups of voters), and their authorized representatives;

9) registers authorized representatives of candidates and authorized representatives on financial questions of candidates;

10) registers candidates;

Issues 11) to the registered candidates, their authorized representatives and authorized representatives on financial questions of the certificate of the established sample;

12) is provided for all candidates, political parties by observance established by this Federal Law, other Federal Laws of conditions of pre-election activities;

13) hears messages of representatives of federal executive bodies, executive bodies of subjects of the Russian Federation and local government bodies on the questions connected with preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation;

14) establishes single numbering of the polling precincts formed outside the territory of the Russian Federation;

15) approves forms (including if necessary machine-readable) the documents connected with preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation determines methods of protection of the ballot, and if necessary - methods of protection of the electoral register and other documents connected with preparation and elections resolves the issues concerning production of the specified documents;

16) ceased to be valid;

17) is approved by the text of the ballot in Russian;

18) approves samples of seals of the electoral commissions;

19) is established by procedure for delivery in the electoral commissions of the documents connected with preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation and also approves in coordination with authorized federal executive body in the sphere of archiving and clerical work procedure for storage, transfer to archive and destructions after storage durations of the specified documents;

20) distributes funds allocated from the federal budget for financial provision of preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation, activities of the electoral commissions and implementation of their powers, operation and development of the automation equipment for training of organizers of elections and voters, exercises control of target use of the specified means and means which arrived in the election funds of candidates and also of observance of requirements of this Federal Law, other Federal Laws when financing the election campaigns of candidates;

21) performs measures for the organization of single procedure for distribution of broadcasting time and the printing area between the registered candidates, political parties for carrying out election propaganda;

22) develops standard rates of processing equipment (polling booths, boxes for vote) for precinct election commissions, approves the specified standard rates and exercises control of their observance;

23) considers questions of material logistics of elections;

24) is provided by informing voters on terms and procedure of the selective actions, candidates, political parties which proposed candidates on the course of the election campaign;

Considers 25) the claim (statement) to decisions and actions (failure to act) of the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation and their officials, accepts motivated decisions according to claims (statements);

26) determines election results of the President of the Russian Federation and performs their official publication, issues to the elected President of the Russian Federation the certificate of election;

27) will be organized by repeated vote on election of the president of the Russian Federation;

28) will organize repeated election of the president of the Russian Federation;

29) performs other powers according to this Federal Law and the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation".

Article 20. Powers of the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation

The electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation by preparation and elections of the President of the Russian Federation:

1) is coordinated by activities of the electoral commissions in the territory of the subject of the Russian Federation;

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