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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of February 22, 2014 No. 20-FZ

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

(as amended on 05-04-2021)

Accepted by the State Duma of the Russian Federation on February 14, 2014

Approved by Council of the Russian Federation on February 19, 2014

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Basic principles of elections of deputies of 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 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 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. The electoral system applied on elections of deputies of the State Duma

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. 225 deputies of the State Duma are elected on the single-candidate constituencies (one district - one deputy) formed according to article 12 of this Federal Law.

3. 225 deputies of the State Duma are elected on the federal constituency in proportion to poll of the voters given for federal candidate lists in deputies of the State Duma (further - federal candidate lists).

4. The poll of the voters given for the federal candidate list is determined as the amount of the votes given for the corresponding federal candidate list in each subject of the Russian Federation and outside the territory of the Russian Federation.

Article 4. 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 on the federal constituency.

2. The citizen of the Russian Federation who reached has the right to elect the deputy of the State Duma on this single-candidate constituency to ballot day of 18 years which residence is in the territory of the respective single-candidate constituency. Also the citizen of the Russian Federation who reached on the ballot day of 18 years registered in the place of stay in the territory of this single-candidate constituency at least in three months prior to ballot day in case of submission by it of the statement for inclusion in the electoral register in the location according to part 4.1 of article 17 of this Federal Law for vote within the single-candidate constituency in which it is registered in the place of stay has the right to elect the deputy of the State Duma on the single-candidate constituency.

3. The citizen of the Russian Federation who reached on ballot day of 18 years has the right to participate in promotion of candidates of the State Duma (further - candidates), federal candidate lists, in election propaganda, in 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.

4. The citizen of the Russian Federation who reached on the ballot day of 21 years which is constantly living in the Russian Federation can be elected the deputy of the State Duma.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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) 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;

3) 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;

4) 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 Items 2 and 3 of this part does not extend to such citizen of the Russian Federation;

4. 1) the convict to imprisonment for making of crimes, stipulated in Article 106, Article part two 107, Article 110 part three. 1, Article part two 112, Article part two 119, Article part one 126, Article part two 127, Article 127 part one. 2, Article 136, parts two and third Article 141, Article part one 142, Article 142. 1, parts one and third Article 142. 2, Article part one 150, Article part two 158, parts two and fifth Article 159, Article 159 part two. 1, Article 159 part two. 2, Article 159 part two. 3, Article 159 part two. 5, Article 159 part two. 6, Article part two 160, Article part one 161, Article part two 167, Article part three 174, Article 174 part three. 1, Article part two 189, Article 200 part one. 2, Article 200 part two. 3, Article 205 part one. 2, Article 207 part two. 2, Article 212. 1, Article 228 part one. 4, Article part one 230, Article part one 232, Article part one 239, Article 243 part two. 4, Article part two 244, part pervoy.1 Article 258. 1, parts one and second Article 273, Article 274 part one. 1, Article part two 280, Article 280 part two. 1, Article part one 282, Article part three 296, Article part three 309, parts one and the second Article 313, Article part one 318, Article part two 354, part two of article 354.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, and having on ballot day not removed and unspent conviction for the specified crimes, - before the expiration of five years from the date of removal or repayment of criminal record;

5) 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 6) 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 the fact of 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.

9. If effective period of the restrictions of passive voting right provided by Items 2, 3 and 4.1 parts 8 of this Article expires during the election campaign till ballot day, 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.

10. If act for which making the citizen of the Russian Federation 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 Items 1 - 3 parts 8 of this Article, stops from the date of entry into force of this penal statute.

11. 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 Items 2 and 3 of part 8 of this Article is effective before the expiration of 10 years from the date of removal or repayment of criminal record.

12. 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.

13. The citizen of the Russian Federation proposed as the candidate on elections of deputies of the State Duma including as a part of the federal candidate list, shall by the time of submission to the relevant electoral commission of the documents necessary for its registration as the candidate, registration of the corresponding federal candidate list, to close accounts (deposits), to stop storage of cash and values in the foreign banks located outside the territory of the Russian Federation and (or) to perform alienation of foreign financial instruments. The concept "foreign financial instruments" is used in this Federal Law in the value determined by the Federal Law of May 7, 2013 No. 79-FZ "About prohibition to separate categories of persons to open and have accounts (deposits), to store cash and values in the foreign banks located outside the territory of the Russian Federation, to own and use foreign financial instruments".

14. In case of acceptance by Russian Central Election Commission of the decision provided by part 1 of article 80.1 of this Federal Law, the sales terms established by this Federal Law citizens of the Russian Federation of active voting right, the participation right in the selective actions provided by the law on elections of deputies of the State Duma, 18 years connected with achievement of age are determined proceeding from the last possible ballot day on elections of deputies of the State Duma.

15. In case of acceptance by Russian Central Election Commission of the decision provided by part 1 of article 80.1 of this Federal Law the sales terms established by this Federal Law by citizens of the Russian Federation the rights to be the elected deputy of the State Duma are determined proceeding from the first possible ballot day on elections of deputies of the State Duma.

Article 5. 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 third 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 third 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 - the 5th 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 6. Right of promotion of candidates

1. The citizens of the Russian Federation having passive voting rights can be proposed as candidates directly or as a part of federal candidate lists.

2. Direct promotion of candidates can be performed by self-promotion, and also by promotion by their political parties having according to the Federal Law of July 11, 2001 No. 95-FZ "About political parties" (further - the Federal Law "About Political Parties") the right to take part in elections, including to propose candidates, candidate lists (further - political parties).

3. Promotion of candidates as a part of federal candidate lists is performed by political parties.

4. The political party has the right to propose as candidates, including as a part of the federal candidate list, the citizens who are members of this political party and also the citizens who are not members of this or other political party. The political party has no right to propose as candidates, including as a part of the federal candidate list, the citizens who are members of other political parties.

Article 7. 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 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 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. 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 according to the procedure, established by the legislation. Other decisions of the called bodies, the decisions of other electoral commissions which are directly connected with preparation and elections are published in 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 their acceptance.

Article 9. 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 (federal candidate lists) or against it (them) for the candidate (candidates) including included (included) in the federal candidate 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 registered candidates, and also the political parties which registered federal candidate lists.

Article 10. 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, the candidate proposed on the single-candidate constituency shall create the election funds for financing of the election campaigns. 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 11. Participation in elections of deputies of the State Duma 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. Implementation by foreign citizens, stateless persons, the foreign organizations, international organizations and international social movements, the non-profit organizations performing functions of the foreign agent, the activities promoting or interfering preparation and elections of deputies of the State Duma, promotion, registration of this or that candidate, the federal candidate list and election of candidates as deputies of the State Duma, and also participation in the election campaign in other forms 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. Constituencies. The polling precincts. Electoral registers

Article 12. Formation of single-candidate constituencies

1. For elections of the deputies of the State Duma elected on single-candidate constituencies 225 single-candidate constituencies in the territory of the Russian Federation is formed. Formation of single-candidate constituencies is performed based on data on the number of the voters, participants of referendum registered in the territories of subjects of the Russian Federation according to requirements, the stipulated in Article 16 Federal Laws "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation". Borders of single-candidate constituencies are determined proceeding from the number of the voters registered in the territories of subjects of the Russian Federation as of the next by day of adoption by Russian Central Election Commission of the decision on representation for consideration of the State Duma of the scheme of single-candidate constituencies date (for January 1 or for July 1).

2. Single-candidate constituencies are formed on the basis of the single rate of representation of voters determined by division of total number of the voters registered in the Russian Federation into total number of single-candidate constituencies (225).

3. After determination of single rate of representation of voters for the single-candidate constituency the number of the voters registered in the territory of each subject of the Russian Federation is divided into the number constituting single rate of representation of voters. The whole part received private is previously determined number of single-candidate constituencies for appropriate subject of the Russian Federation.

4. About one single-candidate constituency from total number of single-candidate constituencies is allocated to subjects of the Russian Federation in which the number of the registered voters is less than single rate of representation of voters.

5. The remained single-candidate constituencies are distributed on one between subjects of the Russian Federation which private, determined according to part 3 of this Article, have more unit and has the greatest fractional part.

6. If the distribution of single-candidate constituencies provided by parts 3 and 4 of this Article leads to the fact that the number of the distributed single-candidate constituencies will appear more 225, that their distribution is made by the following rules. First of all single-candidate constituencies are allocated on one subjects of the Russian Federation specified in part 4 of this Article. Then total number of the voters registered in the territories of other subjects of the Russian Federation is divided into number of unallotted single-candidate constituencies. Received private is secondary single rate of representation of voters for the single-candidate constituency. After that the number of the voters registered in the territory of each such subject of the Russian Federation is divided into the number constituting secondary single rate of representation of voters. The whole part received private is previously determined number of single-candidate constituencies for appropriate subject of the Russian Federation. The single-candidate constituencies which remained unallotted are distributed on one between subjects of the Russian Federation at which the specified private has the greatest fractional part.

7. Single-candidate constituencies are formed according to the following requirements:

1) approximate equality of single-candidate constituencies on number of the voters registered in their territories with acceptable deviation from average rate of representation of voters within one subject of the Russian Federation no more than for 10 percent, and in the remote or remote areas - no more than for 15 percent shall be observed. The average rate of representation of voters is determined by division of total number of the voters registered in the territory of the subject of the Russian Federation into number of the single-candidate constituencies distributed to this subject of the Russian Federation. The list of the remote and remote areas is established by the law of the subject of the Russian Federation existing on the date of adoption by Russian Central Election Commission of the decision on representation for consideration of the State Duma of the scheme of single-candidate constituencies;

2) formation of single-candidate constituencies from the territories which are not adjoining among themselves, except for the territories, not adjoining on other territories in this subject of the Russian Federation is not allowed;

3) formation of the single-candidate constituency from the territories of two and more subjects of the Russian Federation is not allowed;

4) in the territory of each subject of the Russian Federation it shall be formed at least one single-candidate constituency;

Distribution of single-candidate constituencies between subjects of the Russian Federation shall provide 5) greatest possible taking into account the requirements provided by Items 3 and 4 of this part, equality of representation in the State Duma of voters from each subject of the Russian Federation;

6) the name of the single-candidate constituency shall include the name of appropriate subject of the Russian Federation.

8. In case of education according to the requirements provided by part 7 of this Article, single-candidate constituencies borders of municipalities and settlements are considered.

9. The voters living outside the territory of the Russian Federation are attributed to the single-candidate constituencies formed in the territory of the Russian Federation. The number of the voters attributed to the single-candidate constituency is determined based on data on the number of the voters, participants of referendum registered outside the territory of the Russian Federation 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". The number of voters in the single-candidate constituency to which the voters living outside the territory of the Russian Federation are attributed shall be less single rate of representation of voters. The number of the voters attributed to the single-candidate constituency shall not exceed 10 percent from number of the voters registered in the territory of this single-candidate constituency.

10. The Russian Central Election Commission develops and not later than 80 days about day of the expiration on which the former scheme of single-candidate constituencies was approved, submits in accordance with the established procedure for consideration of the State Duma the new scheme of single-candidate constituencies and its graphical representation. In the scheme of single-candidate constituencies are specified:

1) name of each single-candidate constituency and its number;

2) the list of the municipalities or settlements entering each single-candidate constituency. If the single-candidate constituency includes part of the territory of the municipality or settlement, in the list borders of this part of the territory of the municipality or the settlement shall be described. If the single-candidate constituency includes all territory of the subject of the Russian Federation, the list of the municipalities or settlements included in it is not given;

3) number of the voters registered in each single-candidate constituency;

4) number of the voters attributed according to part 9 of this Article to single-candidate constituencies with indication of foreign states in which these voters live.

11. In case of formation of single-candidate constituencies and determination of their scheme state automated system "Elections" can be used.

12. The scheme of single-candidate constituencies affirms the Federal Law for a period of 10 years. The specified Federal Law shall be published not later than 20 days before the expiration on which the former scheme of single-candidate constituencies was approved. If such Federal Law is not published in the specified time, the new scheme of single-candidate constituencies affirms Russian Central Election Commission not later than in one month from the date of the expiration of this term. In case of dissolution of the State Duma on early elections of deputies of the State Duma the former scheme of single-candidate constituencies is applied.

Article 13. Federal constituency

The federal constituency includes all territory of the Russian Federation. The voters attributed according to part 9 of article 12 of this Federal Law to single-candidate constituencies are considered also attributed to the federal constituency.

Article 14. Formation of the polling precincts

1. Vote of voters on elections of deputies of the State Duma is taken on the polling precincts formed according to the requirements provided by the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation". Refining of the list of the polling precincts and their borders 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" is performed not later than in 10 days from the date of official publication (publication) of the decision on calling of an election of deputies of the State Duma.

2. If the polling precincts are not formed in the terms established by the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" and part of 1 this Article they are formed by territorial election commission in coordination with the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation not later than in 12 days from the date of official publication (publication) of the decision on calling of an election of deputies of the State Duma.

3. The polling precincts can be formed by territorial election commission in coordination with the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation not later than 30 days till ballot day, and in exceptional cases in coordination with the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation - not later than three days about one day (the first day) of vote:

1) 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), and also in places where the voters who do not have registration at the place of residence within the Russian Federation stay;

2) in the remote or remote areas, in courts which will be in ballot day in swimming, at polar stations (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);

3) in the territories of the military units located in the areas isolated, removed from settlements (on representation of commanders of military units).

4. The polling precincts for the carrying out vote and counting of votes living or being outside the territory of the Russian Federation are formed by heads of diplomatic representations or consular establishments of the Russian Federation in the territories of the states of stay of voters not later than 50 days till ballot day, and in exceptional cases - not later than five days about one day (the first day) of vote. At the same time the provision of Item 2 of article 19 of the Federal law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" concerning number of voters on the polling precinct 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 about one day (the first day) of vote.

Article 15. 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, 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 according to part 3 of article 14 of this Federal Law shall be published (is promulgated) not later than two days about one day (the first day) of vote.

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 16. 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 11 days till ballot day based on the information about the voters represented by the head of local administration of the municipal district, 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. In case of holding early voting according to part 2 of article 82 of this Federal Law the electoral register on the respective polling precinct is constituted by territorial election commission not later than 21 days till ballot day.

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 10 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. In case of holding early voting according to parts 1 and 2 of article 82 of this Federal Law the electoral register on the respective polling precinct is constituted by the precinct election commission not later than 21 days till ballot day.

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 10 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. In case of holding early voting according to parts 1 and 2 of article 82 of this Federal Law the electoral register on the respective polling precinct is constituted by the precinct election commission not later than 21 days till ballot day.

6. Electoral registers on the polling precincts formed in places of temporary stay of voters are constituted by the respective precinct election commissions no later than the day preceding ballot day, based on the applications of voters submitted according to the procedure, provided by part 4.1 of article 17 of this Federal Law. Electoral registers on the polling precincts formed in hospitals, places of detention of suspects and the crimes accused of making are constituted also based on the information about the voters represented by the head of the organization in which the voter temporarily stays and applications of the voters submitted according to the procedure provided by part 6 of article 17 of this Federal Law.

6.1. Electoral registers on the polling precincts formed 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 ship master, the chief of the polar station.

6.2. Electoral registers on the polling precincts formed in places where the voters who do not have registration at the place of residence within the Russian Federation stay are constituted by the respective precinct election commissions no later than the day preceding ballot day based on the written applications of voters submitted according to part 6.1 of article 17 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 no later than the day preceding ballot day according to part 4 of article 17 of this Federal Law.

8. The information about voters gathers and specified by the officials specified in parts 2, 4 - 6.1 these Articles and is represented by them to territorial election commissions not later than 30 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. In the electoral register surname, the name and middle name, year of birth of the voter (at the age of 18 years - in addition day and month of the birth), the address of its residence are entered (in the cases provided by part 2 Articles 4, part 8 of article 17 of this Federal Law - the address of the place of stay). 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 each bulletin received by it, for the signature of the member of the precinct election commission who issued bulletins 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 10 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. In case of holding early voting according to part 2 of article 82 of this Federal Law the first copy of the electoral register is transferred to the precinct election commission not later than 21 days till ballot day.

13. The electoral register constituted by the precinct election commission according to parts 4 - the 7th 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 written applications or oral addresses of citizens according to articles 17 and 18 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 state registration of acts of civil status, 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 at 18 o'clock local time 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 17. 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 unit 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 who is constantly living outside the territory of the Russian Federation or being in long foreign business trip is its personal 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.

4.1. The voter who will be in ballot day out of the place of the residence will have the right to submit to the electoral commission the application for the inclusion in the electoral register in the place of the stay (further in this part - the statement) according to the procedure established by Russian Central Election Commission (further in this part - procedure). Submission due date of the statement is established by Russian Central Election Commission within the term which begins not earlier than before 45 days about one day (the first day) of vote and comes to an end at 14 o'clock local time the day preceding ballot day. The application can be submitted by the voter only personally upon presentation of the passport (during replacement of the passport - the temporary identity certificate). The application can be submitted with use of the federal state information system "Single Portal of the State and Municipal Services (Functions)", through the multipurpose center of provision of the state and municipal services if it is provided by procedure. Rather methods of protection of the statement against counterfeits are provided, including use for the purpose of the specified protection of special sign (brand) can be provided, at the same time the procedure shall contain the requirement about accounting of special signs (brands), including by their transfer by the electoral commissions. The voter who submitted the application is excluded from the electoral register in the place of the residence. The voter who submitted the application can be included in the electoral register in the place of the stay only on one polling precinct. The voter who submitted the application and was in ballot day on the polling precinct in the place of the residence can be included in the electoral register only according to the solution of the precinct election commission and only after the factual determination testimonial of the fact that he did not vote on the polling precinct in the place of the stay. In case of inclusion of the voter in the electoral register at the place of residence he loses the right to be included in the electoral register in the location. Information on filing of application by the voter, including on the polling precinct on whom the voter who submitted the application shall be included according to procedure in the electoral register is processed and brought to the attention corresponding territorial and precinct election commissions, including with use of state automated system "Elections". Information on number of the voters who submitted applications separately on each polling precinct is posted online "Internet" according to procedure.

5. Voided according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 04.06.2018 No. 150-FZ

6. Voters who will be in ballot day in hospitals or places of detention of suspects and persons accused and who had no opportunity to submit the application for the inclusion in the electoral register in the place of the stay according to the procedure provided by part 4.1 of this Article and also voters from among the military personnel who is out of the location of military unit and the voters who are working with shift method, not having opportunity to submit the specified application 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 based on the personal written application submitted to the precinct election commission no later than 14 hours local time the day preceding ballot day. Information on it is transferred, including with use of state automated system "Elections", to the precinct election commission of that polling precinct where this voter is included in the electoral register at the place of residence. The precinct election commission which obtained this information 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.

6.1. 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 in the place where the voters who do not have registration at the place of residence within the Russian Federation or on the polling precinct determined by the decision of the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation for carrying out vote of such voters based on the personal written application submitted to the precinct election commission not later than in ballot day stay.

7. Voided according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 04.06.2018 No. 150-FZ

8. The citizens of the Russian Federation recognized as displaced persons or who addressed in federal executive body in the sphere of internal affairs 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 in ballot day to the room of the precinct election commission based on the oral address and in case of presentation of the passport or document replacing the passport of the citizen.

10. The citizens of the Russian Federation registered at the place of residence in the territory of the respective 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 case of lack of the residence within the Russian Federation - the place of stay) the voter in the territory of this polling precinct.

11. Voided according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 04.06.2018 No. 150-FZ

12. 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 16 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. At the same time in the electoral register date of exception of the citizen of the electoral register and the reason of this exception are specified. This record is certified by the signature of the chairman of the precinct election commission with indication of date of introduction of this signature.

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

Article 18. Acquaintance of voters with electoral registers

1. Electoral registers are represented by precinct election commissions to voters for acquaintance and additional refining in 10 days prior to ballot day, and in provided by parts 4 - the 6th article 16 of this Federal Law cases of creation of the electoral register is later than this term - directly after creation of the electoral register. In case of holding early voting the electoral register is submitted the precinct election commission to voters for acquaintance and additional refining in 21 days prior to ballot day.

2. The citizen of the Russian Federation having the active voting rights having the right to file to the precinct election commission the written application about its inclusion in the electoral register about 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 16 of this Federal Law.

Chapter 3. The electoral commissions

Article 19. 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) district electoral commissions;

4) territorial election commissions or the electoral commissions of municipalities to which according to the Federal Law "About Basic Guarantees of the Voting Rights and the Participation Rights in Referendum of Citizens of the Russian Federation" powers of territorial election commissions are assigned;

5) 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 20. 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 21. Procedure for forming of district electoral commission

1. District electoral commission is effective in each single-candidate constituency.

2. If in the subject of the Russian Federation only one single-candidate constituency is formed, powers of district electoral commission are performed by the electoral commission of this subject of the Russian Federation.

3. If in the subject of the Russian Federation several single-candidate constituencies, district electoral commissions are formed or some of them according to the decision of Russian Central Election Commission can not be created. In this case the Russian Central Election Commission assigns powers of district electoral commissions which were not created, to the electoral commission of this subject of the Russian Federation or according to the offer of the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation - to territorial election commission. The relevant decision of Russian Central Election Commission is published not later than 30 days before the expiration in which elections of deputies of the State Duma shall be appointed, and in case of purpose of early elections - not later than in five days from the date of official publication (publication) of the decision on their appointment.

4. District electoral commission (if its powers according to parts 2 and 3 of this Article are not assigned to other electoral commission) is created by the electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation in the territory of which the respective single-candidate constituency, not later than 80 days till ballot day as a part of at least eight and no more than fourteen members of the commission with the right of casting vote is located. Forming of district electoral commissions is performed with observance of general terms of forming of the electoral commissions and procedure for forming of the district electoral 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".

5. The electoral commission of the subject of the Russian Federation not later than 25 days before the expiration in which elections of deputies of the State Duma shall be appointed and in case of purpose of early elections - not later than in six days from the date of official publication (publication) of the decision on their appointment publishes the message on acceptance of offers on candidates in structure of district electoral commission. The term during which the specified offers are accepted constitutes 10 days.

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