On The Election Of Deputies Of The State Duma Of The Federal Assembly Of The Russian Federation

Original Language Title: О выборах депутатов Государственной Думы Федерального Собрания Российской Федерации

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Expired-the Federal law dated 24.06.99 N 121-FZ of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION FEDERAL LAW on the election of deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation adopted by the State Duma on June 9, 1995 year approved by the Federation Council June 15, 1995 year chapter i. General provisions article 1. Basic principles of participation of a citizen of the Russian Federation in elections of the deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as the State Duma deputies) are elected by the citizens of the Russian Federation on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot. Part of a citizen of the Russian Federation in elections is voluntary.
Article 2. Legislation on the election of deputies of the State Duma Legislation on elections of the deputies of the State Duma shall be the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal law on basic guarantees of electoral rights of citizens of the Russian Federation ", this federal law, other federal laws.
Article 3. The electoral rights of citizens of the Russian Federation, a citizen of the Russian Federation, having attained 18 years of age on the day of elections, has the right to elect deputies to the State Duma.
Deputy of the State Duma may be a citizen of the Russian Federation, the age of 21 years on the day of elections.
A citizen of the Russian Federation, residing or located during preparation and holding of the elections outside the territory of the Russian Federation, has full voting rights in the election of deputies of the State Duma.
Does not have the right to elect and to be elected, a citizen of the Russian Federation recognized incapable by court or contained in places of deprivation of liberty by a court sentence.
Article 4. Appointment of election of deputies of the State Duma, in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation State Duma elections a new convocation appoints the President of the Russian Federation. Election day is the first Sunday after the expiration of the constitutional term to which she was elected State Duma the previous convocation. Term from the date of appointment of the elections before polling day must not be less than four months.
If the President of the Russian Federation does not appoint the elections of the deputies of the State Duma within the period stipulated in paragraph 1 of this article, the elections of the deputies of the State Duma are conducted by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation in the first Sunday of the month following the month in which the powers of the State Duma will expire.
With the dissolution of the State Duma in cases and in the manner provided by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the President of the Russian Federation, at the same time sets elections of the deputies of the State Duma of a new convocation. Election day in this case is the last Sunday before the expiry of a period of three months from the date of the dissolution of the State Duma. The timing of electoral action prescribed by this Federal law, are reduced by a quarter.
If the President of the Russian Federation, the State Duma, dissolving does not appoint the elections of the deputies of the State Duma of a new convocation, deputies of the State Duma elections are conducted by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation on the first Sunday after three months from the date of the dissolution of the State Duma.
Article 5. Elections to the State Duma, in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation State Duma consists of 450 deputies: 225 deputies of the State Duma are elected in single member (one district one Deputy) constituencies on the basis of unified standards of representation of voters in single mandate electoral district, except electoral districts established in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the number of voters less unified standards of representation. Unified rule representation of voters in single mandate electoral district shall be determined by dividing the total number of voters in the Russian Federation on the 225 single-member constituencies;
225 deputies of the State Duma are elected for the federal electoral district in proportion to the number of votes cast for the Federal lists of candidates for deputies put forward electoral associations, electoral blocks.
Article 6. The right of nomination of candidates to deputies of the Right candidates belongs directly to the voters and electoral associations, electoral blocs.
Article 7. Preparation and holding of elections of the election commissions the preparation and holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma and the monitoring of citizens ' electoral rights pinned on the Electoral Commission.
In preparing and conducting the elections of the election commissions within the scope of its authority established by federal laws, independent of bodies of State power and bodies of local self-government.
Decisions of election commissions accepted within the limits of their authority, are mandatory for public bodies, local authorities, public enterprises, institutions and organizations and their officials.
Article 8. The right to canvass the State provides citizens of the Russian Federation and associations free canvassing in accordance with this federal law.
Citizens of the Russian Federation, public associations shall be entitled to any permitted by law forms and legal methods to persuade voters to vote for or against a candidate or a federal list of candidates from the electoral associations, electoral bloc.
Candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs are guaranteed equal access to state media.
Article 9. Financing of elections of the deputies of the State Duma financing of activities related to the preparation and holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma, is financed from the federal budget.
Candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs create their own election funds to finance the election campaign.
Article 10. Transparency in the preparation and holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma preparing and holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma are conducted in an open and transparent manner.
All decisions of election commissions of organs of State power and bodies of local self-government, associated with the preparation and holding of elections, to be published.
CHAPTER II. Election districts and POLLING STATIONS Article 11. The formation of constituencies For the elections of the deputies of the State Duma on the territory of the Russian Federation formed 225 single-member constituencies, which shall meet the following requirements: equal numbers of voters in electoral districts within a constituent entity of the Russian Federation with a valid mutual deviation of not more than 10 per cent, and in inaccessible and remote areas-not more than 15 per cent;
constituency forms a single territory: not allowed education constituency from bordering territories.
On the territory of the Russian Federation with the number of voters is less than unified standards of representation is formed one electoral district.
Constituencies will form the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation on the basis of reports submitted to the executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation on the number of voters living in the territories of the relevant constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Scheme of constituencies shall be approved by the Federal law, which must be announced at least 110 days prior to election day.
In case of dissolution of the State Duma or, in the case of non-approval scheme of constituencies within the period stipulated in paragraph 3 of this article, the elections of the deputies of the State Duma of a new convocation held in constituencies where the scheme was approved by the State Duma election the previous convocation.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation is obliged to officially publish a list of single-member constituencies at least 108 days before election day.
Article 12. Formation of polling stations For the voting and counting of votes at elections of deputies of the State Duma formed polling stations.
Polling stations forms the head of the local administration in consultation with the relevant District Electoral Commission not later than 60 days before election day, taking into account local and other conditions, in order to create maximum comfort for voters.
The polls are formed with the following requirements: no more than 3000 voters at each polling station;
respect for the borders of administrative-territorial division in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation;
inadmissibility of crossing the electoral districts the boundaries of the polling stations.

In sanatoriums, dispensaries, holiday homes, hospitals and other inpatient treatment-and-prophylactic establishments and other places of temporary residence of voters in remote and isolated areas, the vessels during the voyage and on polar stations polling stations can be formed within the period stipulated in paragraph 2 of this article and in exceptional cases, no later than five days before election day. Such sites are included in the electoral districts on their location or at the place of registration of the ship.
Soldiers vote on the general polling stations. Exceptionally, permitted the formation of polling stations in military units located in isolated, far from human settlements areas. In these cases, the polls form the commanders of military units to address the corresponding District Election Commission. Must be accessible to the vote of all the members of the Electoral Commission, observers, candidates and their agents on presentation of the relevant certificate.
Polling stations for citizens of the Russian Federation, residing on the territory of a foreign State, form the heads of diplomatic missions or consular posts of the Russian Federation on the territory of their country of residence.
The question of designation of polling stations set up outside the territory of the Russian Federation, to the single-seat constituency shall be settled in accordance with part 3 of article 11 hereof. The number of voters of the County to which the assigned polling stations established outside the territory of the Russian Federation, should be less unified standards of representation. The number of voters at polling stations set up outside the territory of the Russian Federation shall not exceed 10 per cent of the electorate living in the territory of the odnomandatnogo electoral district to which attributed these polls.
Polling lists showing their boundaries, addresses and phone numbers of the precinct election commissions are published in the local press for not later than 40 days before election day.
CHAPTER III. Article 13 POLLS. The poll and its compilation of the voters ' list is the local election Commission on the basis of the data submitted in the prescribed form by the head of the local administration. Periodic refinement of the list of registered voters as of 1 January and 1 July each year carries out the head of the local administration. Data about voters head of the local administration sends to the Electoral Commission not later than 40 days before election day.
List of electors shall be drawn up in alphabetical or other order (on human settlements, streets, houses, on the basis of voters ' addresses). Are listed by surname, name, patronymic, year of birth (at the age of 18 years, an additional day and month) and residential address of the voter.
Poll-troops stationed in the military, their families and other voters, if they reside in the vicinity of a military unit, shall be drawn up on the basis of the data submitted to the Commander of a military unit within the period stipulated in paragraph 1 of this article.
Military personnel living outside the military units are included in the voters ' lists in their place of residence.
Lists of voters, who on election day will be in sanatoriums, dispensaries, rest homes, hospitals and other inpatient treatment-and-prophylactic establishments and other places of temporary residence of the electors, shall be drawn up on the basis of the data submitted to the heads of these institutions.
The list of voters in the precinct, formed either on the ship that is sailing on election day or at the polar station, is made on the basis of the data submitted by the master of the vessel or the head of the polar station.
The list of voters in the precinct, formed outside the territory of the Russian Federation, shall be drawn up on the basis of data provided by either the head of the diplomatic mission, consular office of the Russian Federation, or a commander of a military unit located outside the territory of the Russian Federation.
The voters list is drawn up in two copies according to the form approved by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, and signed by the Chairman of the local election Commission and its Secretary. One copy of the voters list stays in the local election Commission, and the second instance is passed to the corresponding territorial Election Commission not later than 16 days before election day.
Article 14. How to enable the citizens to vote in the electoral registers shall include all citizens of the Russian Federation, possessing an active electoral right under article third hereof.
Reason for inclusion in the list of voters citizen at a specific precinct is the fact his stay on the territory of this electoral district, in accordance with the Federal law that defines the rights of citizens of the Russian Federation to freedom of movement, choice of residence and domicile within the Russian Federation.
A voter can be included in a list of voters at one polling station only.
Voters residing on election day in sanatoriums, dispensaries, rest homes, hospitals and other inpatient treatment-and-prophylactic establishments and other places of temporary residence of electors included in the electoral roll for their location.
Students and post-graduate students of the day time form of training, living in dormitories are included in a list of electors for the location of the hostel.
In the list of electors for the polling station, formed outside the territory of the Russian Federation, included citizens of the Russian Federation outside the territory of the Russian Federation or in lengthy overseas missions, if they have a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation.
Citizens of the Russian Federation to foreign States by private invitations, Office, business and tourist trips, when they contact the precinct Election Commission and if they have a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation further included in the poll.
Voters who settled in the territory of the constituency since the submission of the list of voters for public inspection, as well as voters, for any other reason not included in the list of voters, the polling station Election Commission supplemented the list of voters on the basis of documents certifying their identity and place of residence in the territory of this electoral district.
Article 15. To familiarize voters with lists of electors voter lists are presented for public inspection, not later than 30 days before election day.
Every citizen is given the right to declare in a precinct Electoral Commission not to include him on the list of electors, as well as any error or inaccuracies in the voter list.
The local election Commission must verify the complaint (application) and fix the error or inaccuracy or not later than 12:00 am to issue to the applicant a written response with the explanation of the rejection of the application. The Election Commission's decision may be appealed to a higher Election Commission or to the Court, which must examine the complaint (application) within three days, and three days before election day and on election day-immediately. In case of positive decision for the applicant correcting the voter list is made by the local election Commission immediately.
Make changes to the voters lists after the start of the counting of the votes is prohibited.
CHAPTER IV. ELECTORAL COMMISSION Article 16. System of electoral commissions of the preparation and holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma shall be conducted by electoral commissions: Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation;
the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation;
district election commissions;
territorial (regional, city and other) Electoral Commission;
precinct election commissions.
Article 17. The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, formed in accordance with the Federal law on basic guarantees of electoral rights of citizens of the Russian Federation ", administers the election commissions, to ensure the preparation and holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma.
Selective merge, electoral bloc, registered with the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation Federal list of candidates, have the right to appoint a member of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation with the right of deliberative vote.
Article 18. The procedure for the formation of the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation

In accordance with the Federal law on basic guarantees of electoral rights of citizens of the Russian Federation, "Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation formed the legislative (representative) and executive bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, taking into account the proposals of public associations of elected bodies of local self-government Assembly of voters, service, study and residence.
The Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation consists of 10-14 members. At least half of the members of the Electoral Commission shall be appointed by the legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
The Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall be elected by secret ballot at the first meeting from among the members of the Electoral Commission and must have, as a rule, the higher juridical education.
The Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation is formed no later than 30 days from the date of entry into force of this federal law.
Selective merge, electoral bloc, registered with the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation Federal list of candidates may appoint one member of the Electoral Commission with the right of deliberative vote in every election Commission of the Russian Federation.
Article 19. The procedure for formation of the District Election Commission District Election Commission is formed in each single-member constituency.
The District Election Commission is formed and the legislative (representative) and executive bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation not less than 92 days before election day in the number 8-14 members. Half of the members of the District Electoral Commission shall be appointed by the legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the other half is appointed by the executive organ of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
In determining candidates for the District Election Commission legislative (representative) and executive bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation take into account the proposals of elected local government bodies, public associations, meetings of voters, service, study and residence.
The President, the Vice-President and the Registrar of the District Election Commission shall be elected by secret ballot at its first meeting, from among the members of the District Election Commission. The Chairman of the District Election Commission shall have, as a rule, the higher juridical education.
If the legislative (representative) and executive bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation not appointed membership of the District Election Commission within the period stipulated in paragraph 2 of this article, the formation of the District Election Commission shall be made by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
Selective merge, electoral bloc, registered with the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation Federal list of candidates may appoint one member of the Electoral Commission with the right of deliberative vote in each district election Commission. Candidate may appoint one member of the Electoral Commission in a consultative capacity to the District Election Commission order odnomandatnogo electoral district where the candidate is registered.
If the subject of the Russian Federation formed only one single mandate electoral district, the District Election Commission could not be formed. In this case, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation may entrust the authority of the District Election Commission on Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
Article 20. The procedure for the formation of the territorial (regional, city and other) Territorial Election Commission (district, city and other) Electoral Commission is formed no later than 60 days before election day in a number of 5-9 members. The composition of the territorial Election Commission shall be appointed by an elected body of local self-government. The Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the territorial Election Commission shall be elected by secret ballot at its first meeting, from among the members of the territorial Election Commission. Within one administrative-territorial unit with lots of voters according to the decision of the District Election Commission, agreed with the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, formed by several of the territorial election commissions.
In determining candidates for the territorial Election Commission an elected local government body shall take into account the proposals of public associations, meetings of voters, service, study and residence.
If an elected local government body has not appointed the composition of the territorial Election Commission within the period stipulated in paragraph 1 of this article, or if in the given territory elected local authority is absent, the formation of territorial Election Commission produced the District Election Commission.
Selective merge, electoral bloc, registered with the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation Federal list of candidates may appoint one member of the Electoral Commission with the right of deliberative vote in each territorial Election Commission. Candidate may appoint one member of the Electoral Commission with the right of deliberative vote in each territorial Election Commission order odnomandatnogo electoral district where the candidate is registered.
Article 21. The procedure of forming precinct election commissions local election Commission is formed by an elected local government body not later than 44 days prior to election day in the amount of 5-10 members.
In determining candidates for the local election Commission an elected local government body shall take into account the proposals of public associations, meetings of voters, service, study and residence. The Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the local election Commission shall be elected by secret ballot at its first meeting, from among the members of the local election Commission.
If an elected local government body has not appointed the composition of polling station Election Commission within the period stipulated in paragraph 1 of this article, or if in the given territory elected local authority is absent, the formation of the local election Commission produced the relevant territorial or district election commissions.
At a polling station, formed at the polar station or vessel under sail, the composition of the local election Commission is appointed head of the polar station, respectively, the master of the vessel within the period stipulated in paragraph 1 of this article and in exceptional cases, no later than five days before election day.
At a polling station, formed outside the territory of the Russian Federation, the composition of the local election Commission is appointed by the head of the diplomatic mission or consular office of the Russian Federation or the Commander of the military unit located outside the territory of the Russian Federation.
Selective merge, electoral bloc, registered with the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation Federal list of candidates may appoint one member each to the Commission with the right of deliberative vote in each precinct Election Commission. Candidate may appoint one member each to the Commission with the right of deliberative vote in each precinct Election Commission order odnomandatnogo electoral district where the candidate is registered. On the day of the vote a candidate for Deputy, electoral Association may appoint electoral bloc in the corresponding election commissions by one observer, who has the right to remain in the premises for voting with the beginning of the vote before the end of the documentation on the outcome of the vote and receive certified copies of those documents.
Article 22. A member of the Electoral Commission, Member of the Election Commission with the right to vote must be present at all meetings of the Commission.
The composition of the election commissions may not be candidates, their proxies, spouses and close relatives of candidates, persons reporting directly to them.
Member of the Election Commission as with casting and with the right of deliberative vote: in advance is advised about the meetings of the corresponding Election Commission;
the right to speak at a meeting of the Election Commission, make proposals on matters within the competence of the corresponding Election Commission, and to require voting;
has the right to ask questions of other participants of the meeting in accordance with the agenda and receive answers on the merits;

the right to get acquainted with any documents and materials relevant and lower electoral commissions and receive certified copies of those documents.
When a decision by the Electoral Commission, the members of the Electoral Commission with the right of deliberative vote in the vote are not involved.
Member of the Election Commission with the right to vote may be relieved of her duties as a member of the Electoral Commission before the expiry of the term of Office by a decision of the authority, the body that appointed him, in the following cases: a member of the Election Commission submitting written statements on abdicating its powers;
the loss of a member of the Electoral Commission, the nationality of the Russian Federation;
the entry into force of the court verdict against a member of the Electoral Commission;
Confessions of a member of the Election Commission by a court decision that has entered into legal force, incapable, of limited dispositive capacity, missing or dead.
Members of the Electoral Commission with power to vote, released during the preparation and conduct of elections, the job, the pay is made at the expense of funds allocated for the holding of elections. During their term, they may not be on the initiative of the Administration (employer) dismissed or transferred without their consent.
Members of the Election Commission with the power to vote during the elections cannot be held without the consent of the public prosecutor for criminal responsibility or subjected to administrative discipline, imposed by the courts.
Powers of the members of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, constituent entities of the Russian Federation electoral commissions and district electoral commissions with the right of deliberative vote related to preparation and holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma, continuing until the end of the registration of candidates during elections of deputies of the State Duma of the next convocation if electoral Association or bloc candidate who nominated them gained parliamentary seats. The powers of the remaining members of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, constituent entities of the Russian Federation electoral commissions and district electoral commissions with the right of deliberative vote via cease 30 days after the publication of general election results. The term of Office of the members of the territorial and precinct electoral commissions with the right of deliberative vote expire simultaneously with these election commissions.
Article 23. Authorities of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation in preparing and conducting the elections within their terms of reference, established by federal laws: manages activities of election commissions on elections of the deputies of the State Duma;
supervises compliance with the law during the preparation and holding of elections, ensures uniform application of federal law;
based on data provided by the relevant ministries and departments of the Russian Federation, makes suggestions on attaching the voters, including servicemen, situated outside the territory of the Russian Federation, to single-member constituencies in the territory of the Russian Federation;
instructions and other normative acts on the application of this federal law, bind all election commissions engaged in preparation and holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma;
registers the electoral blocs;
registers the Federal lists of candidates or lists of candidates nominated by single-member constituencies electoral associations, electoral blocs;
registers the Trustees of electoral associations and blocs;
ensures compliance with equal legal conditions for electoral activities for all electoral associations and blocs, registered federal lists of candidates, and for all candidates registered in single-member constituencies;
issues the candidates registered for the federal electoral district and electoral associations authorized persons, electoral blocs established sample identity;
hears reports of ministries and departments and other executive bodies and local self-government bodies on issues related to preparation and holding of elections;
sets the form of ballot papers, poll and other election documents;
approves the text of the ballot for voting on federal electoral district;
approves the samples seals of electoral commissions and the order sending and storing ballot papers;
distributes the funds allocated from the federal budget for the financial support of the preparation and holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma, ensuring the activity of election commissions on their term of Office, oversees the proper use of such funds;
oversees the provision of election commissions of premises, transport, communications, and considers other issues of electoral logistics;
considering complaints (applications) to decisions and actions of subordinate election commissions and taking reasoned decisions on them;
establishes a uniform procedure for the processing of the results of voting and determine the results of elections of deputies to the State Duma;
sets of persons elected by the deputies of the State Duma of the federal electoral district, and issues them certificates of election;
sets the results of voting at elections of deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation as a whole and publishes them in print, provides documents related to preparation and holding of elections in the archives;
lists of persons elected by the deputies of the State Duma, and passes these lists and necessary documents to the State Duma;
organizes the election of State Duma deputies instead of the retired members and repeated elections of deputies of the State Duma;
exercise other powers in accordance with this federal law and the Federal law on basic guarantees of electoral rights of citizens of the Russian Federation ".
Decision of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation adopted within its powers, are binding on all State bodies, local government bodies, public associations, State enterprises, institutions and organizations and their officials.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation has its official press organ.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall be a legal entity and operates on a permanent basis.
Article 24. The powers of the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation: coordinates the activities of election commissions on the territory of the Russian Federation;
provides interoperability between the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation with State authorities of the Russian Federation;
carries out the control over the legality of the elections in the territory of the Russian Federation;
ensures production of ballots on federal electoral district and the single-member constituencies, formed on the territory of the Russian Federation, and the supply of district election commissions;
distributes between district election commissions the funds allocated for the preparation and conduct of elections, and provides control over target use these facilities on the territory of the Russian Federation;
establishes a uniform numbering of polling stations in the territory of the Russian Federation;
considering complaints (applications) the decisions and actions of other electoral commissions in this subject of the Russian Federation and taking reasoned decisions on them;
exercise other powers in accordance with instructions from the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation.
The term of Office of the Election Commission of the Russian Federation for four years.
The Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation shall be a legal entity and operates on a permanent basis.
Article 25. The powers of the District Election Commission: the District Election Commission shall oversee the implementation of this federal law in the territory of the constituency;
coordinates the activities of the territorial and precinct electoral commissions shall consider complaints (applications) the decisions and actions of these commissions and accepts complaints (statements) reasoned decisions;
registers the candidates, their proxies, issues for them the identity of a set form;
ensures compliance with equal legal conditions for electoral activities for all parliamentary candidates;
administers funds allocated for the preparation and conduct of elections for the constituency, distributes a portion of these funds between the territorial election commissions, monitors their intended use on the territory of the constituency;
approves the text of the ballot to vote for single-mandate constituency;

supplies of the territorial election commissions for the Federal ballots, and the single-seat constituencies;
establishes and publishes the results of the voting and election results for the single-seat constituency and sends data on the outcome of the vote on the federal electoral district of the territory to the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation;
controls ensure territorial and precinct election commissions of premises, transport, communications, and considers other issues of electoral logistics;
organizes the election of State Duma deputies instead of the retired members and repeated elections of deputies of the State Duma;
exercise other powers in accordance with this federal law.
District election commissions are valid until the expiry of the term of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation.
Article 26. The powers of the territorial (regional, city and other) Territorial Election Commission (district, city and other) Election Commission: oversees the preparation and holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma on the relevant territory, informs the public about addresses and phone numbers of precinct election commissions;
coordinates the work of the election commissions in the relevant territory, considering complaints (applications) the decisions and actions of these electoral commissions and accepts complaints (statements) reasoned decisions;
administers funds allocated for the preparation and conduct of elections, and distributes them between the precinct election commissions;
together with the District Election Commission in the relevant territory ensures compliance with equal legal conditions for electoral activities for all candidates and electoral associations and blocs;
organizing the delivery of ballots and other documents by district election commissions;
provides logistical assistance to district election commissions in the voting at polling stations;
organizing a vote early in the premises of the territorial Election Commission;
sets the results of the voting on the relevant territory, reports them to the media and transmits voting results protocols to the District Election Commission;
provides documents related to preparation and holding of elections to the archive or the higher Election Commission;
exercise other powers in accordance with this federal law.
The term of Office of the territorial Election Commission shall expire after the official publication of the overall election results, including the results of the elections in the corresponding electoral district.
Article 27. Powers of the local election commissions local election Commission: notifies the population about the address and phone number of the local election Commission, since its work, as well as the date and place of voting;
lists of voters in the polling station;
holds familiarization with the electoral register voters, considers applications about errors and inaccuracies in the voter list and decide on making appropriate changes;
ensures the preparation of premises for voting, voting boxes and other equipment;
monitors compliance with the electoral rules on site placement campaign campaign materials;
organizing the vote at the polling station on election day, as well as early voting;
counts votes, determines the outcome of the vote at the polling station;
complaints (Appeals) on violation of this federal law and adopt reasoned decisions on them;
exercise other powers in accordance with this federal law.
The term of Office of the local election Commission expires after the official publication of the overall election results, including the results of the elections in the corresponding electoral district.
Article 28. Transparency in activities of election commissions Activities of election commissions is carried out in a transparent manner. At the meetings of election commissions have the right to present candidates and their agents, authorized representatives of electoral associations and blocs and media representatives.
The Electoral Commission is brought to the attention of the citizens of the results of registration of candidates, biographical information and results of the vote for each candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc.
Decisions of election commissions shall be published in the press and passed to other media.
Article 29. Organization of the activity of election commissions Activities of election commissions is carried out on the basis of collegiality. The Electoral Commission meeting has a quorum if the majority of the members of the Commission are present, with the right to vote. Meeting of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation has a quorum if at least two thirds of the present members of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation with the right to vote.
When deciding election commissions that have composed an even number of members of the Commission with the right of a casting vote in case of equal number of votes for and against the vote of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission is crucial.
Decisions of election commissions accepted within the limits of their authority, are required to State authorities and local self-government bodies as well as to lower electoral commissions.
Decisions of election commissions on the election of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of the Election Commission, the candidates ' registration, de-registration of candidates, on financing the preparation and conduct of the elections, on the establishment of the outcome of the vote, to declare the election invalid or void are taken at meetings of election commissions by the majority of voices from the total number of members of the Commission with the right to vote. Decisions of election commissions on other issues shall be taken by a majority of votes from the number of members of the Election Commission with the power to vote.
The Election Commission's decision is signed by the Chairman and the Secretary of the Election Commission.
Members of the Electoral Commission, who disagree with the decision of the Electoral Commission, may, in writing, to express a dissenting opinion, which should be brought to the attention of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the higher Election Commission not later than within three days, and three days before election day and on election day-immediately.
The Election Commission's decision, which is contrary to federal laws or adopted by the Electoral Commission with excessive powers reversible higher Election Commission or the Court.
Meetings of the Electoral Commission convened and conducted on its behalf by the Chairman or Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission. Meetings have also been held at the request of not less than one third of the members of the Election Commission with the power to vote.
At the meetings of election commissions in considering complaints (applications) may be representatives of interested parties.
The Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Election Commission, acting on a permanent basis, as well as by the decision of the corresponding Election Commission and its other members with the right to vote in the Election Commission may work on a full-time basis. Remuneration of members of the Election Commission with the power to vote is carried out within the Electoral Commission budget in the manner and amount determined by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
The Electoral Commission, acting on a permanent basis, has its own apparatus, structure and States which are set by the Electoral Commission within the budget allocated to it. Other electoral commissions can create during the preparation and holding of elections provisional apparatus, structure and States which establish the corresponding election commissions within the allocated budget.
Article 30. Promoting the activities of election commissions State authorities, local self-government bodies, voluntary associations, enterprises, institutions and organizations and their officials are obliged to provide assistance to electoral commissions in the implementation of their powers, including providing the necessary premises, transport, communications, technical equipment, as well as provide information and materials to respond to appeals of the election commissions within five days and five days before election day and on election day-immediately.
Article 31. Appeals against decisions and actions of the electoral commissions of the decisions and actions (inactivity) of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation and its officials can be appealed to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

Decisions and actions (inactivity) of the electoral commissions and their officials can be appealed to a higher Election Commission or in court. Prior recourse to the superior electoral commissions is not a prerequisite for recourse to the Court.
Complaints (applications) received by the Court, shall be considered by the Court in the terms established by this federal law.
Decisions on complaints (statements) provided a higher Election Commission during the elections, taken within five days from receipt of a complaint (application) in the Commission, and five days before election day and on election day-immediately. If the facts contained in the complaints (statements), require additional validation, they are accepted not later than within ten days.
A higher Election Commission has the right to take an independent decision on the merits of the complaint (application), reversing the decision of a lower Commission.
Courts and prosecutors are obliged to organize its work (including weekends) so as to ensure timely handling of complaints (applications).
Chapter v. SELECTIVE MERGING Article 32. The notion of electoral associations Electoral Association is a public association which promotes, which is created in the order established by federal laws, the Statute which provides for the participation in the elections to bodies of State power by the nomination of candidates and registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation not later than six months before election day.
Electoral rights associations also have election blocks formed in the period of holding the elections of deputies of the State Duma.
Article 33. Election blocks electoral blocs can form no less than two social associations electoral associations in accordance with article 32, paragraph 1 hereof.
If a public association is part of the electoral bloc, it cannot act during the election as an independent electoral Association or a member of another electoral block.
The decision to join the electoral bloc shall be adopted by the Assembly (Conference) of the public association.
Electoral blocs registered by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. Registration is carried out not later than five days after the submission of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation protocols congresses (conferences) of public associations with the decisions of the electoral unit and the joint decision of public associations on the establishment of an electoral bloc, signed by the authorized representatives of these associations.
Article 34. Authorized representatives of electoral associations, Electoral bloc uniting, electoral bloc shall appoint representatives authorized in accordance with this federal law to provide selective merge, electoral block on all issues related to the participation of electoral associations, electoral bloc in the elections of the deputies of the State Duma, including on financial issues.
Article 35. Part of electoral associations and blocs in the elections of the deputies of the State Duma Electoral associations, electoral blocs participated in the elections of the deputies of the State Duma, on an equal basis, in the manner prescribed by this federal law.
CHAPTER VI. Nomination and registration of candidates to deputies of Article 36. Nomination of candidates to deputies of the electoral Union electoral bloc in single-member constituencies nomination of candidates to deputies in single-member constituencies is made at the Congress (Conference) electoral associations indicating the constituency, which will be run for each candidate. Selective merge, electoral bloc has the right to nominate in one electoral district no more than one candidate.
A decision on the nomination of candidates shall be taken by secret ballot.
Selective merge, selective, block has the right to nominate candidates to deputies of the persons who are not members of public associations.
Article 37. The nomination of a federal list of candidates, the electoral Union, electoral bloc Federal list of candidates in deputies of the State Duma for ballots in the elections for the Federal Electoral District Association in the a minbus electoral Assembly (Conference) of the electoral Union.
The decision to nominate a federal list of candidates shall be taken by secret ballot.
Selective merge, electoral bloc has the right to nominate to the federal list of candidates, persons who are not members of public associations.
The federal list of candidates and the order of the candidates shall be determined by the electoral Union electoral bloc. Selective merge, electoral bloc, determining the order of candidates on the list, smash it completely or partly on regional groups of candidates (on the subjects of the Russian Federation or groups of subjects of the Russian Federation), part of the list, including candidates who are not members of the regional groups, there may be no more than 12 candidates. In doing so, they must specify which entities of the Russian Federation or groups of subjects of the Russian Federation corresponds to each of the regional groups of candidates. The candidate may not be assigned to two or more such groups and may not be mentioned in the federal list more than once. After the submission of the federal list in the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, his composition and placement of candidates may not be changed except for changes caused by the departure of the candidates.
The federal list can include candidates for the deputies of the State Duma made the same electoral Association, electoral bloc in single-member constituencies.
The total number of candidates nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc on the federal list, may not exceed 270 people.
Article 38. Submission of lists of candidates and electoral associations documents, electoral blocks in the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation Federal list of candidates and the list of candidates nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc by single-member constituencies are represented by an authorized representative of the electoral bloc of unification, with the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation. These lists shall specify the name, surname, date of birth, place of work, position (occupation) and place of residence of each candidate. Simultaneously with the lists presented a copy of the certificate of registration of a public association by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, its registered Charter Protocol with the decision of the Congress (Conference) electoral associations which had put forward candidates, as well as decorated in accordance with the law the power of Attorney authorized representative electoral associations.
Delegates of the electoral bloc together with the lists of candidates are in the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation protocols congresses (conferences) of public associations with the decisions of the electoral unit and the joint solution data of public associations on the establishment of an electoral bloc, signed by authorized representatives of these associations.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation considers the documents submitted within three days and gives authorized representative electoral associations, electoral bloc with certified copies of the lists of candidates or a reasoned decision to refuse extradition.
Denial of admission documents and issuing copies of the lists of candidates may be appealed in the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, which is obliged to examine the complaint not later than within three days.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation publishes the lists of candidates submitted to it by the media and in its official Gazette.
Article 39. The collection of signatures in support of candidates nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc Electoral Association, electoral bloc, which nominated candidates in single-member constituencies, are collecting signatures of voters of the corresponding odnomandatnogo constituency in support of each candidate in an amount not less than one per cent of the total number of voters in this constituency.
Selective merge, electoral bloc that designated federal list of candidates required to gather in his support of no less than 200 thousand voter signatures, with one subject of the Russian Federation shall consist of not more than seven per cent of the total number of required signatures.

Signatures collected in support of the candidate nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc on the single-seat constituency and District Electoral Commission registered, included the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation in the number of signatures in support of a federal list of candidates nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc.
Selective merge, electoral bloc may start collecting signatures from the date of issue of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation of certified copies of the lists of candidates. Pending receipt of the selective Association of certified copies of the electoral bloc of the lists of candidates to collect signatures are not allowed.
The collection of signatures of electors is conducted at the place of work (including in the workplace), services, education, residence, at campaign events, as well as in other places where the agitation and collecting signatures is not prohibited by federal law. If this is unacceptable to any form of coercion and bribery of voters by the person collecting signatures.
Sheets are made in the form prescribed in annexes N 1 and N 2 to the present Federal law.
When collecting signatures in support of a federal list of candidates in each subscription sheet shall indicate the full name, date of birth, place of work, position (occupation) and place of residence of the first three candidates, heads the federal portion of the list, as well as three candidates, heads of relevant regional part of the list, if the list is split into regional groups of candidates. On the request of the voter, the person collecting signatures in support of the federal list, must present the federal list of candidates certified by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. Each subscription sheet must be indicated the name of the subject of the Russian Federation, where signatures were collected.
If the signatures collected in support of the candidate nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc in the single-mandate constituency, except those specified in the subscription data sheet specifies the name of the electoral Association, nominating the candidate and the candidate's affiliation to the corresponding electoral Association.
Voters have the right to sign in support of candidates (lists of candidates) of various electoral groupings, but only once to support the same candidate (list of candidates). When the voter indicates their surname, name, patronymic, year of birth (at the age of 18 years, an additional day and month), place of residence, passport series and number or alternate document, and the date of any signature.
Sign-up sheet shall be certified by the person picking the signature, indicating your name, surname and patronymic, place of residence, passport number and series, or alternate document and authorized representative electoral associations, electoral bloc, seeking to be a candidate.
In case of holding early elections of the deputies of the State Duma, the number of voters ' signatures, which must collect in accordance with part 2 of this article, a merge vote electoral bloc that designated federal list of candidates is reduced by half.
Article 40. The nomination directly to the voters the right to present its candidature for election for election of deputies of the State Duma on the single-seat constituency belongs to every citizen of the Russian Federation, having active voting right and under the age of 21 years on the day of elections.
The right to nominate a candidate in a single-mandate constituency belongs also to the voters at the place of work, services, education and residence on the territory of this electoral district.
The initiators of collecting signatures in support of the nomination of a candidate for the single-seat constituency shall notify in writing the corresponding District Election Commission on its own initiative. The notification must state the full name, date of birth, place of work, position (occupation) and place of residence of the candidate.
Article 41. The collection of signatures in support of a candidate nominated directly by the voters to collect signatures in support of a candidate nominated directly by the voters, begins from the day of official publication of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation a list of single-member constituencies.
In support of the nomination of the candidate must be collected at least one per cent of voters ' signatures from the electorate of the constituency. In case of pre-term elections of the deputies of this number of signatures is reduced by half.
Signatures can be collected only in order among voters in the electoral district in which the nomination. The collection of signatures is conducted at the place of work (including in the workplace), service, study and residence. If this unacceptable coercion and bribery of voters in any form by the person collecting signatures.
Sheets are made in the form prescribed in Annex N 3 to the present Federal law. Each subscription sheet shall indicate the full name, date of birth, place of work, position (occupation), the place of residence of the candidate and the name of the electoral district in which he is nominated.
A voter putting a signature in the document sheet indicates your surname, name, patronymic, year of birth (at the age of 18 years, an additional day and month), place of residence, passport series and number or alternate document, and the date of any signature. Sign-up sheet shall be certified by the person picking the signature, specifying their full name, place of residence, passport number and series, or alternate document and candidate.
Article 42. Registration of candidates to deputies for the Federal registration of the lists of candidates for authorized representatives of electoral associations and blocs represented in the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation not later than 55 days prior to election day in subscription sheets in support of a federal list of candidates and information on each candidate from the federal list his surname, name, patronymic, date of birth, place of work, post (occupation) and place of residence. At the same time to the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation submitted candidates ' statements about their consent to run for the federal list by electoral Association, electoral bloc.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation within ten days from the date of receipt of documents checks that the procedure for the nomination of a federal list of candidates to the requirements hereof and shall decide on the registration of a federal list of candidates or a reasoned decision to refuse registration.
To register the candidate nominated by the voters odnomandatnogo constituency directly, as well as the candidate nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc in the single-mandate constituency, a candidate or an authorized representative of electoral associations, electoral bloc represent the District Electoral Commission not later than 55 days prior to election day in subscription sheets with signatures of voters in support of the nomination of a candidate. At the same time to the District Election Commission presented information about the candidate, including his full name, date of birth, place of work, position held by (occupation), place of residence, as well as a statement by the candidate about his agreement to run in this constituency and electoral solution unification, an electoral bloc to nominate this candidate for the constituency.
Signature sheets submitted to electoral commissions must be numbered and in form. When the signature sheets in support of a federal list of candidates must be filed by the subjects of the Russian Federation, where voters ' signatures were collected. When taking sheets Election Commission certify each subscription sheet seal of the Election Commission and then issue an authorized representative or applicant confirmation in writing of admission sheets indicating the date and time of their reception.
The District Election Commission within five days from the date of the adoption documents checks that the procedure for the nomination of the candidate to the requirements of this federal law and takes the decision on registration of the candidate or a reasoned decision to refuse registration.
When checking the validity of the election commissions of sheets and other documents may be present, the authorized representatives of the respective electoral associations and blocs, as well as candidates put forward in single-member constituencies.
In case of doubt the reliability of the data contained in the signature sheets, or the validity of voters ' signatures, the District Election Commission will organize appropriate check sheets.

Not allowed registration of one and the same person more than one federal list of candidates or more than one list of candidates put forward by the electoral Union electoral bloc for ballots on single-member constituencies, as well as in more than one single-seat constituency.
The candidate, registered for the single-seat constituency as a candidate put forward directly by the voters, may not simultaneously be registered in the same constituency as a candidate of the associations, electoral bloc.
One and the same person may be registered as a candidate on the federal list of candidates and at the same time on one of the single-member constituencies.
Decision of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation on the federal list of candidates registration or refusal to register may be appealed to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, and the decision of the District Election Commission on registration of the candidate or the refusal of registration to the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation or in the Supreme Court of the Republic within the Russian Federation, the regional court, the regional court, city of Federal significance, autonomous oblast court Court, Autonomous Okrug. The complaint must be considered within three days.
Every registered candidate shall be issued a certificate of registration with indication of its date and time. Registered lists of candidates and information for registered candidates within 48 hours after registration are sent to the media. The District Election Commission no later than 15 days before election day places on the premises of the Election Commission with information about registered candidates with the data listed in the third part of article 40 hereof.
If within the time prescribed by the present article, the single-seat constituency will be registered only one candidate or no candidate is registered, or if Federal constituency will not be registered no federal list of candidates to be registered only one such list, the election in such constituency shall be postponed by decision of the corresponding Election Commission for 60 days for additional nominations or federal lists of candidates and follow-up electoral action.
If a single-member electoral district on election day, less than two candidates remain, the elections in this constituency are postponed by decision of the corresponding District Election Commission at 100 days for the supplementary nomination and subsequent election action.
CHAPTER VII. The STATUS of candidates in deputies of Article 43. Equality of candidates to deputies of All registered candidates enjoy equal rights and bear equal responsibilities.
Article 44. Rights and duties of the candidate After candidate registration may not take advantage of their position for the election.
After the registration of the candidate in the personal statement is released from work, military service and military duties from the day of registration until the day of official publication of the general elections results. During this period, the corresponding Election Commission at the expense of funds allocated for the preparation and holding of elections of the candidates paid monetary compensation in an amount not exceeding the amount of the minimum wage set by the Federal law on the day of the appointment of the elections, more than 10 times.
Candidate may not be dismissed from work on the initiative of the Administration (employer), transferred without his consent to another job or position, including work in another locality, and also sent on a business trip, called up for military service and military training from the day of registration until the day of official publication of the general elections results. Participation of the candidate in elections shall be counted as work experience in the occupation for which he worked until the day of registration.
Candidate nominated in the single-mandate constituency, from the day of registration until the day of official publication of the General results of the elections shall be entitled in the territory of the constituency for free use by any means of public transport, except taxi and Charter flights. In cities where there are multiple constituencies, the candidate may make free use of urban public transport except taxis and Charter flights, in the entire city.
If the candidate is domiciled outside odnomandatnogo the electoral district in which he is running, the candidate during this period is entitled to three free trips by rail, water and road transport except taxi and Charter flights, or one free trip air transport in the electoral district and back. Payment for these trips are financed from the corresponding District Election Commission.
Candidate included in the registered federal list of candidates, has the right to make one trip (round trip) within the territory of the Russian Federation on any form of intercity transport, except taxi and Charter flights. In addition, candidate, included in the Group of candidates (if the federal list is divided into such group), has the right to free use of all types of public transport, with the exception of taxis and Charter flights within the territory of the Russian Federation. Payment for these trips is made by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation at the expense of funds allocated for the preparation and holding of elections.
The candidate may not later than three days prior to election day to withdraw his candidature. Selective merge, electoral bloc may not later than three days prior to election day to withdraw any registered candidate by a decision of the authorized body, with the exception of those which support single-member constituencies collected signatures of voters. If nomination withdrawn without forcing to circumstances, the corresponding Election Commission can be attributed to the candidate or electoral associations, the relevant part of the electoral bloc incurred, including the funds made available by the Election Commission or election candidate, electoral block in the pre-election campaign.
Candidate registered in the single-mandate constituency can have up to 10 trusted persons who register the same Electoral Commission. Selective merge, electoral bloc, registered a federal list of candidates may appoint up to 500 proxies that are registered by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. The Trustees receive from the corresponding Election Commission certificates and carry out propaganda and other activities conducive to the election of candidates. Specified in part two of this article, the period of Administration (employer) is obliged to provide trusted persons at their request unpaid leave. Candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs that nominated trustees may at any time withdraw them, notifying the corresponding Election Commission annuls issued by the authorized persons of the identity.
Candidate after registration cannot be prosecuted, arrested or subjected to measures of administrative punishment imposed by a Court of law without the consent of the Attorney-General of the Russian Federation. Giving such consent, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation immediately shall notify the Election Commission zaregistrirovavšuû candidate.
CHAPTER VIII. PRE-ELECTION AGITATION Article 45. The pre-election campaign and the dates the citizens of the Russian Federation, deputies of the State Duma candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs shall have the right freely to conduct a pre-election campaign.
It is prohibited to conduct a pre-election campaign, to distribute any propaganda pre-election materials: the federal bodies of State power, bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government and their officials in the performance of their duties;
military units, military institutions and organizations;
charities and religious groups;
members of the electoral commissions with the right to vote.
The pre-election campaign begins from the day of registration of candidates and ends at zero o'clock by the local time on the eve of the day proceeding the day of elections. On election day and the day preceding it any pre-election agitation is prohibited. Printed campaign materials previously posted outside the premises of the election commissions, are stored on the same ground.
Campaigning can be conducted: through the media;

by conducting public pre-election actions (pre-election meetings and meetings with voters, public pre-election debates and discussions, meetings, processions, demonstrations and other campaign activities);
by release and (or) distribution of printed, audiovisual and other campaign materials.
It is prohibited to conduct a pre-election campaign accompanied by granting voters free of charge or on preferential terms of goods, services (except for information services), securities and payment of funds.
Journalists, officials of the editorial staff of the media prohibits television and radio programmes, to participate in the coverage of elections through data media, if such persons are candidates for the deputies of the State Duma or their proxies.
Article 46. Inadmissibility of abuse of the right of canvassing while conducting electioneering is not allowed abuse of the freedom of the media. Electoral programs, propaganda campaign materials and presentations at meetings, rallies, media must not contain incitement to violent overthrow of the foundations of the constitutional order and the violation of the integrity of the Russian Federation. Prohibits agitation or propaganda of social, racial, national, religious or linguistic superiority, production and distribution of communications and materials that incite social, racial, national or religious enmity.
Candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs and their authorized representatives may not give voters money, gifts and other material values except for the fulfillment of pre-election organizational work (duty at polling stations, collection of signatures and the like), to carry out preferential sale of goods, free to distribute any goods, except printing, including illustrative materials, badges, specially produced for the election campaign. Candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs and their authorized representatives may not when conducting a pre-election campaign to influence voters promises to transfer its funds, securities and other assets.
Electoral commissions control the observance of the established procedure for the conduct of the pre-election campaign. Informed about illegal interventions or on distributing illegal propaganda materials, they shall take measures to curb these activities and has the right to apply to the relevant authorities with a view to the Suppression of illegal campaign activities as well as in court representation for rescission of the decision on registration of the candidate, a federal list of candidates. These representations are considered by the Court in three days, and three days before election day-immediately.
Article 47. The pre-election campaign through the mass media, candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocks have the right to grant them airtime on public channels tv and radio companies engaged in television broadcasting and radio broadcasting on the territory of the constituency, on an equal footing (free, an equal amount of airtime provided one time scheduling and other conditions).
Instruction on the procedure for granting air time to candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs on the channels of public broadcasting companies is published by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation with the participation of State bodies, to ensure that the constitutional rights and freedoms in the field of media, with obligatory consideration of the proposals of the candidates and electoral associations and blocs.
In order to conduct electioneering electoral associations, electoral blocs registered federal lists of candidates may use the public tv and radio company.
Candidates may use to conduct a pre-election campaign regional State tv and radio company.
Officials of the editorial staff of periodicals, one of the founders (co-founders) which are State or municipal authorities, public enterprises, institutions and organizations or funded wholly or partly by means of the corresponding budget (federal budget, the subject of the Russian Federation) are required to ensure equal opportunities published propaganda pre-election materials for all candidates and electoral associations and blocs.
To publish propaganda pre-election materials in periodical publications listed in part 5 of this article, shall be established by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation with the participation of State bodies, to ensure that the constitutional rights and freedoms in the field of media.
The pre-election campaign through the mass media is provided in the form of public pre-election debates, round tables, press conferences, interviews, speeches, political advertising and the other forms not prohibited by the law. While selective merge, electoral bloc, the candidate is free to determine the form and nature of the pre-election campaign.
It is forbidden to interrupt television and radio programmes containing pre-election agitation, advertisements of goods and services.
For informational television and radio reports about the conduct of the pre-election campaign candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs should be exclusively in a separate block, usually at the beginning of these programmes, without comment. Data information blocks not covered by candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocks.
Journalists, officials of the editorial staff of mass media, officials and State television and artists are forbidden to participate in the coverage of elections through mass media, including television and radio programmes, if such persons are candidates or candidates ' proxies.
Television and radio programmes containing pre-election agitation, produced in parallel broadcast video and audio which is filed within six months from the date of release of these programmes.
Article 48. Campaigning in periodicals periodicals established the legislative (representative) and Executive, judiciary, and local government bodies solely for their official communications and publication materials, regulatory and other acts, does not have the right to publish propaganda pre-election materials candidates, electoral associations and blocs.
Periodic publication, one of the founders (co-founders) which are State or municipal authorities, public enterprises, institutions and organizations or financed in whole or in part by means of the corresponding budget (federal budget, the subject of the Russian Federation) and who provided the candidate, the electoral Union, electoral block location on the Strip is not entitled to deny another candidate, electoral integration, electoral block (regional group of electoral associations) in place on the Strip under the same conditions and is obliged to do so in the next room.
Article 49. Conditions of pre-election meetings, meetings with voters, State bodies and local self-government bodies are obliged to assist candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs in organizing and conducting pre-election meetings, meetings of parliamentary candidates and proxies with voters.
Statement of allocation of premises for holding such meetings and meetings shall be reviewed by the relevant State bodies and local self-government bodies in five-day's term from the date of filing and shall be satisfied in the order established by the District Election Commission.
On demand electoral commissions premises suitable for holding mass events in State or municipal ownership, owned by public enterprises, institutions and organizations, free of charge for use by the Electoral Commission time to meet candidates, proxies with voters. When the Electoral Commission obliged to ensure equal opportunities for all candidates and electoral associations and blocs.
May not be granted for these purposes, buildings and facilities are included in the State Register of particularly valuable objects of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation.
Article 50. Dissemination of printed campaign materials Electoral associations, candidates shall have the right freely to produce posters, leaflets and other printed campaign materials.
Printed campaign materials should contain information about the organizations and persons responsible for their release.

It is prohibited to distribute anonymous propaganda printed materials.
Printed campaign materials can be placed in any room, in any building, construction or other object with the consent of the owner or the owner of the specified objects.
Prohibits the posting of printed campaign materials on monuments, obelisks, buildings, buildings of historical, cultural or architectural value, as well as in the premises of election commissions and premises for voting.
No later than 20 days before election day, the local administration is obliged to allocate special places for hanging out or hanging propaganda printed materials. Such seats should be comfortable to visit voters and their should be at least one within the territory of each polling station. The candidate, registered for the appropriate single-seat constituency, electoral integration, electoral bloc, registered with the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation Federal list of candidates must be allocated equal floor space for hanging or hanging propaganda printed materials.
The Electoral Commission, the fame of the dissemination of anonymous or false propaganda printed materials, takes measures to curb these activities and has the right to apply to the relevant authorities with a view to the Suppression of illegal electioneering.
CHAPTER IX. FINANCING of ELECTIONS Article 51. Financial support for the preparation and conduct of the Election Expenses of the electoral commissions on the preparation and holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma, as well as to ensure the activity of election commissions during their term of Office shall be made at the expense of the federal budget. The relevant costs are a separate line item in the federal budget.
Funds for the holding of elections of the deputies of the State Duma, by the federal budget, placed at the disposal of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation within ten days from the date of appointment of the elections and shall be distributed between the election commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation.
In case of early elections in the State Duma, these costs are paid for by loans, Central Bank of the Russian Federation covered from the federal budget. If the budget fails to lists on the account of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall have the right to apply for loans to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, and in case of refusal of the latter to provide credit to commercial banks for the loan on a competitive basis to finance the preparation and holding of elections. The data credits, including accrued interest on them, financed from the federal budget not later than three months after the date of the election. Similar funding is additional and new elections of the deputies of the State Duma if elections originally allocated funds are exhausted.
Procedure for money transfers to the electoral commissions shall be established by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, together with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
Chairmen of election commissions shall dispose of funds and are responsible for compliance with the financial instruments decisions of election commissions on financial matters. Unspent budgets after the election remain in the special accounts of election commissions for use for the purposes referred to in paragraph 1 of this article.
Article 52. The election fund of the candidate and the election fund of electoral associations, electoral bloc of candidates and electoral associations, election blocks formed their own election funds to finance the election campaign. Means of electoral funds must be kept on the special temporary accounts at branches of the savings bank of the Russian Federation. Right of disposal means the electoral fund for those purposes which belongs exclusively to the candidate or the electoral fund pooling, electoral bloc.
Offices of the savings bank of the Russian Federation offer candidates and electoral associations, electoral blocs registered federal list of candidates on the basis of the communication, in writing, of the corresponding Election Commission special temporary accounts for the formation of election funds. Income from those accounts are not credited or paid out.
Election funds can be generated through the following funds: funds allocated to a candidate or the electoral Union, electoral bloc for pre-election campaigning by the corresponding Election Commission;
the candidate's own funds, which may not exceed the minimum wage set by the Federal law on the day of the appointment of the elections, more than 1000 times;
funds allocated to the applicant designating electoral Association, electoral bloc and which may not exceed the minimum wage set by the Federal law on the day of the appointment of the elections, more than 1500 times;
own means of electoral associations, electoral bloc, which may not exceed the minimum wage set by the Federal law on the day of the appointment of the elections, more than 100 thousand times;
donations of natural and legal persons.
The size of the donation by the individual in the election fund of the candidate may not exceed the minimum wage set by the Federal law on the day of the appointment of the elections, more than 20 times, and the electoral Fund Association-more than 30 times. The size of donations to a legal entity in the election fund of the candidate or the election fund of electoral associations, electoral bloc shall not exceed the minimum wage set by the Federal law on the day of the appointment of the elections, more than 200 and 2000 times respectively.
The candidate's spending limit at the expense of the election fund may not exceed more than 10 thousand times the minimum wage fixed by the Federal law on the day of the appointment of the elections.
Spending limit electoral associations bloc at the expense of the election fund, may not exceed the minimum wage set by the Federal law on the day of the appointment of the elections, more than 250 thousand times.
Not allowed donations to election funds by foreign States, organizations and citizens;
stateless persons;
Russian legal entities with foreign participation, if the share of foreign capital in their Charter capital exceeds 30 per cent;
international organizations and international social movements;
local governments, State and municipal enterprises, institutions and organizations;
military units, military institutions and organizations;
charities and religious groups.
Banks provide information on funds transferred to special temporary accounts of candidates and electoral associations and blocs of the corresponding Election Commission within three days from the date of their receipt.
If donations received in the election funds of candidates or electoral funds voter associations, electoral blocs from natural or legal persons not having the right to exercise such donations, or in amounts exceeding the dimensions provided for in this article, candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocks are required to return these donations accordingly fully or part of them exceeding the size of the donation, donors describing the reason for the return. Anonymous donations are listed in State revenue.
Candidates and electoral associations do not use other funds to conduct a pre-election campaign, in addition to funds received in their election funds.
Banks provide information on expenditure of funds under the special temporary accounts of candidates and electoral associations and blocs, the corresponding Election Commission on its request in writing.
If the candidate or selective merge, electoral bloc used other funds to conduct a pre-election campaign in addition to funds received in their election funds, the corresponding Election Commission may apply to the Court submission for rescission of the decision on registration of the candidate or a federal list of candidates. The specified view before the Court within five days and five days before election day-immediately.

All financial transactions with special temporary accounts of candidates and electoral associations and blocs, opportunities for the formation of their election funds, stop on election day. The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation and the District Election Commission may, on the basis of a petition candidate, electoral Association or bloc extend financial transactions to pay for expenditures incurred prior to election day.
Article 53. Cash accounting and financial reporting procedure for recording income and expenditure budget allocated for the preparation and conduct of elections, election funds means parliamentary candidates and electoral associations of election funds, electoral blocks is defined by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Financial report form election commissions on the receipt and expenditure of funds allocated for the preparation and holding of elections, and the financial report of parliamentary candidates, electoral associations and blocs are set by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Candidates are to the District Election Commission financial report no later than 30 days after publication of the election results. In the same period, electoral associations, electoral blocks represent a financial report to the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. Copies of these financial reports are transmitted by the corresponding Election Commission in the media.
The local and territorial electoral commissions represent a higher electoral commissions financial reports not later than respectively 10 and 20 days from the date of publication of the election results.
The District Election Commission shall submit financial reports to the Election Commission of the Russian Federation not later than 45 days from the date of publication of the election results.
The Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation is the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation consolidated financial report no later than 60 days from the day of official publication of the General results of the elections.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation submits a financial report on the expenditures of the federal budget, the Chambers of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation not later than three months from the day of official publication of the General results of the elections. The financial report must be published by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation in its official Gazette and handed to the media no later than one month from the date of its submission to the Chambers of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Article 54. On unspent Candidate election funds money, selective merge, electoral bloc not later than 30 days after election day, return the corresponding Election Commission unspent cash election fund in proportion to the size of the funds allocated to them by the corresponding Election Commission. After this period, unspent budgetary allocations at the direction of the corresponding Election Commission listed offices of the savings bank of the Russian Federation at the expense of the Electoral Commission in an uncontested procedure.
Balances on accounts of candidates and electoral associations and blocs after the election listed the candidates and electoral associations, electoral blocks proportional to invested funds on current (estimated) accounts of organizations and individuals who donate to election funds, with the permission of the corresponding Election Commission.
Article 55. Control revision service for monitoring target funds allocated to electoral commissions on the preparation and holding of elections, as well as control over sources of cash accounting, correctness of electoral funds and their spending of candidates and electoral associations, electoral blocs created control revision service with the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation with the assistance of experts of State bodies of the Russian Federation.
Chapter x. VOTING and determination of ELECTION RESULTS Article 56. Premises for voting premises for voting shall be granted free of charge at the disposal of the local election Commission head of the local administration.
In the premises for voting should be Hall, where cabins or specially equipped places for secret voting, or be suitable for secret balloting rooms. Cabins specially equipped place or room for secret voting shall be equipped with tables and writing materials. Application for these objectives pencils are not allowed.
In the premises for voting either directly in front of him, the District Election Commission to equip the stand on which are placed the samples of completed ballot papers and information materials on all electoral associations, electoral blocs contesting Federal constituency, and all their Federal constituency candidates, as well as all who stand for elections under the single-seat constituency candidates. Information materials on candidates and electoral associations of electoral pacts, as well as their election platforms should not contain propaganda appeals. Samples of completed ballot papers placed on the stand, must not contain names of electoral associations and blocs contesting Federal constituency, and the names of the candidates who stand for elections under the single-seat constituency.
Article 57. Ballot papers for the election of deputies of the State Duma, each voter receives two ballot papers in different shapes determined by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. The form and text of ballot paper in Russian Federal constituency shall be approved by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation not later than 28 days before election day. The text of the ballot on one-mandatory constituency district election is approved by the Commission. Text of ballot shall only be placed on one side of the ballot.
In a ballot of federal electoral district is placed in the order determined by lot, names, and symbols (if any) voter associations, electoral blocs which nominated registered federal lists of parliamentary candidates, indicating the names of associations, within each of these electoral associations and blocs. The draw is conducted by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, with the participation of delegates of the electoral associations and blocs not later than 36 days before election day. Number received electoral Association, electoral bloc as a result of the draw remains until the elections. Under the name of electoral associations, electoral bloc placed surnames, names and patronymics of the first three candidates from their federal lists of candidates. If selective merge, electoral bloc withdrew when registering their federal lists of candidates for regional groups, the ballot shall be entered also surnames, names and patronymics of the first three candidates included in the specified list to the appropriate regional group of candidates. If the federal list, divided when registering for regional groups, there are no candidates, not related to any of the regional groups on the ballot lists only family names, first names and patronymics of the candidates of the respective regional group.
To the right of the name of each electoral Association, electoral bloc placed an empty square. At the end of the list of electoral associations and blocs placed line "Against all federal candidates ' lists" with the right of the empty square.

Ballot for the single-seat constituency contains in alphabetical order of family names, first names and patronymics of all registered on this constituency candidates and their data provided for part of the fourth article 41 hereof. In case if the candidate nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc shall indicate the names of the electoral bloc's associations, as well as the candidate's affiliation to a political party or other public association, included electoral associations, electoral bloc if such membership takes place. If the candidate is nominated directly by the voters, his political affiliation is indicated only by request of the candidate. To the right of the data on each candidate placed a blank square. At the end of the list of candidates fit the string "against all candidates" to the right of the empty square.
Each ballot must include the clarification on the procedure for filling it in.
The ballots are printed in Russian. By the decision of the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation in the republics within the Russian Federation, the ballots are printed in Russian and in the official language of the respective Republic, and, if necessary, in the languages of the peoples of the Russian Federation in the territories where they are concentrated. If the constituency ballot papers are printed in two or more languages, the text in these languages shall be placed in each ballot. The text of the ballot shall be approved by the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation.
Ballots to vote on federal electoral district are printed by order of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation not later than 20 days before election day. The ballot paper for voting on single-member constituencies are printed in the same period by order of the corresponding election commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation. Territorial election commissions received from district electoral commissions ballot papers not later than 16 days before election day. Precinct election commissions received from the territorial electoral commissions the ballot papers not later than four days before election day. For each constituency, the number of ballots passed to the local election Commission, cannot exceed the number of voters on the list of electors in the precinct, more than 0.5 per cent. In the upper-right corner of the ballot signatures of two members of the local election Commission, which shall be certified by the seal of the local election Commission. Not certified by the local election Commission recognized ballot ballot unidentified forms and during the counting of votes shall not be taken into account.
In the case of retirement no earlier than 15 days before election day some candidates or nullify Federal lists of candidates some electoral associations and blocs territorial and precinct electoral commissions on the orders of district election commissions in the strike ballot papers relevant candidates or electoral associations, electoral blocks.
Article 58. Order of voting on election day, voting is conducted from eight to twenty-two hours local time.
About the time and place of voting precinct election commissions are required to notify the voter no later than 20 days before the day of the vote through media or otherwise.
At the polling station set up on vessels during the voyage, in military units, on polar stations in remote and inaccessible areas, the local election Commission can announce voting completed before the period specified in the first paragraph of this article, if voted all voters included in voters ' list.
A voter who on election day, for whatever reason, will not be present at the place of their residence may vote early by filling out ballots at the premises of the territorial (for 15-4 days prior to election day) or precinct (not earlier than three days before the day of election) Election Commission that there has been no violation of the secrecy of the ballot. If the voter has voted at the premises of the territorial Election Commission, issued to him on the back of the ballot signatures of two members of territorial election commissions, which shall be certified by the seal of the territorial Election Commission. The completed ballot papers the voter puts in an envelope that sealed and passes emergency territorial or member of the local election Commission. Glue in place on the envelope signatures of two members respectively of the territorial or local election commissions, which are stamped by the corresponding Election Commission. Territorial Election Commission passes a list of voters who voted with their ballots and envelopes to the appropriate precinct Election Commission not later than three days prior to election day.
In the case of early voting at the premises of the territorial Election Commission Secretary of the local election Commission, in the territory where the voter makes in the corresponding row of the poll record: "early" (following the receipt by the precinct Election Commission a sealed envelope with the ballots of the territorial Election Commission) and signs.
District electoral commissions have a right to allow voters to vote early, but not earlier than 15 days before election day, on ships, who on election day will sail as well as on polar stations in other remote and inaccessible areas.
At eight o'clock on election day, the Chairman of the local Electoral Commission announced the polling station open and presents members of the Electoral Commission, voters and observers present empty ballot boxes, which followed sealed. Then the Chairman of the local election Commission makes envelopes left voters ahead of the voters. When this is checked nepovreždennost′ each envelope, whether it contains a zaveritel′nyh of signatures and stamps, as well as the number of envelopes relevant marks in the poll. Then the envelopes are opened and learned from them the ballots are dropped into the election box. In the case of the envelope extracted more than two ballots, all extracted from the envelope, the ballot papers are redeemed, what is the Special Act. The Chairman of the local election Commission invites voters to begin voting.
Upon receipt of the ballots a voter shall in the voters list their passport series and number or alternate identification. With the consent of the elector or, at his request, series and number of the charge against them passports or alternate identity cards can be added to the list of electors of the polling station Election Commission member with the right to vote. The voter checks the validity of the produced records and signs.
If the voter has no opportunity to acknowledge receipt of ballot papers, he has the right to obtain the assistance of another person, except members of the local election Commission, observers, proxies of candidates and electoral associations and blocs. The person having the voter assistance, sign in the list of voters in the voter's Signature on the receipt of ballots "followed by his surname.
Each voter shall vote in person. Voting for other persons is not allowed. Filling out ballots is made in the cockpit, specially equipped place or room for a secret ballot, in which the presence of anyone, except for this voter. A voter who does not have the opportunity to fill in ballot papers shall have the right to invite into the cabin, specially equipped place or room for secret ballot any person, except members of the Electoral Commission, observers, proxies of candidates and electoral associations and blocs. The name of the person indicated in the register next to the signature of the voter on the receipt of ballots.
In a ballot of federal electoral district voter puts any mark in an empty box to the right of the name of what electoral associations, electoral bloc, for a federal list of candidates whom he votes, or squared, located to the right of the line "Against all federal lists of candidates". On the ballot for the single-seat constituency elector puts any mark in an empty box to the right of the name of the candidate for whom he votes, or squared, located to the right of the line "against all candidates".

The completed ballot papers voters omits the electoral box. Ballot boxes must be in sight of the local election Commission members and observers.
The local election Commission must ensure the opportunity for all voters participate in the vote, including voters who for health reasons or for other valid reasons may not arrive in the premises for voting. To this end, the local election Commission should be sufficient portable election boxes, which is determined by the decision of the District Election Commission. Statement on granting an opportunity to vote outside the premises for voting must be confirmed by the voter in writing thereto upon arrival of the members of the local election Commission. The statement should contain the same data about a voter that the voter list. After receiving the ballots a voter makes a mark about it in his statement and puts the signature. Members of the local election Commission, travelling on the applications received under the painting of ballots with the number of applications. Number of voters, as well as the number of ballots returned and noted in a separate Act. At the same time in the voters list is marked that the voter voted outside the premises for voting. When voting outside the premise for voting observers may participate. Upon the return of members of precinct election commissions in the premises for voting portable electoral box is not opened before the start of the counting of the votes. Organization and conducting of voting outside the premise for voting must exclude the possibility of violation of citizen's electoral rights, as well as the possibility of violation of secrecy of voting or distortion of the will of the voter.
The Chairman of the local election Commission supervises in the premises for voting. His orders are binding for all present in the premises for voting. In case of absence of the Chairman of the local election Commission it replaces the Deputy Chairman of the local election Commission, but in the absence of Secretary or a member of the local election Commission, authorized it.
If the voter believes that when filling out the ballot made a mistake, he has the right to apply to a member of the Election Commission issuing a ballot paper to issue him a new ballot to replace corrupted. Member of the Electoral Commission shall issue new voter ballot, while a corresponding mark in the list of voters against the names of the corresponding voter. Spoiled ballot paper is paid off, as the statement is drawn up.
When voting, counting of votes of voters and drawing up protocols on the outcome of the voting precinct election commissions have the right to be present at polling stations observers representing candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocks, proxies of candidates, electoral associations and blocs, foreign (International) observers, as well as media representatives.
Article 59. Counting of votes at the polling station after the time of the voting, the Chairman of the local election Commission announces that receive ballot papers and voters can only vote, already in the premises for voting.
Before opening the voting boxes members of the Electoral Commission in the presence of observers representing candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs and foreign (International) observers, if they are in the premises for voting, the count and the repayment of unused ballots. The number of such ballot papers shall be announced and recorded in the minutes of the voting results, after which the Chairman of the local election Commission validates the nepovreždennost′ seals or seals on the polling boxes offers ascertain their intactness of the local election Commission members, observers and agents of candidates and electoral associations and blocs and reveals them. An autopsy is carried out alternately mailbox polling-first portable election boxes, then the stationary polling boxes.
First counts the ballots that were portable election boxes. Their number must not exceed the number of statements in writing about voters voting outside the premises for voting.
In case of detection of figurative electoral box more ballots than the number of specified applications, all ballot papers were figurative electoral box and void the decision of the local election Commission.
This fact, together with an indication of the names of the members of the local election Commission, providing voting outside the premise for voting, is reflected in the Act annexed to the Protocol on the outcome of the vote.
When counting the votes cast by federal electoral district and the single-seat constituency, especially separated sheets unidentified forms, i.e. not made formally or not certified by the Election Commission, and invalid ballot papers. Void ballot papers on which you cannot install the manifestation of the will of the voter. In particular, any character (s) marked in more than one box or not placed in any of them. When doubts arise, the District Election Commission resolves the issue by voting. When adopting a decision declaring the ballot invalid, the Election Commission indicates its reverse side causes of invalidity. This entry shall be certified by the signatures of at least three members of the local election Commission. Invalid ballot papers shall be packed separately from other ballots.
Counting of the votes must be held directly by members of the local election Commission with the power to vote without interruption until the outcome of the vote, which must be notified to all members of the polling station Commission, as well as observers, including foreign (International) observers.
The local election Commission is voting protocols on the single-seat constituency and federal electoral district.
In each of these protocols makes the following data: number of voters included in the poll, including voters included in the list of extras;
the number of ballots received by the Election Commission;
the number of ballots issued to voters at the polling station on election day;
the number of ballots issued to voters voted early;
the number of ballots issued to voters voting outside the premise for voting;
the number of cancelled ballots;
the number of ballots contained in stationary polling boxes (except for bulletins unidentified forms);
the number of ballots contained in portable election boxes (except for bulletins unidentified forms);
number of valid ballots;
number of invalid ballot papers (including a separate line-number of the ballots that do not contain markings on any of the products).
In addition to the information in the Protocol N 1 on the outcome of the vote on the single-seat constituency are made: surnames, names and patronymics, and when they match other data about the ballot candidates;
the number of votes cast for each candidate;
the number of votes cast against all candidates.
In Protocol N 2 on the outcome of the vote on the Federal constituency made also the following information: names of electoral associations nominated federal candidates;
the number of votes cast for each Federal candidate list;
the number of votes cast against all federal lists of candidates.
These minutes shall be drawn up in triplicate in the presence of all members of the local election Commission, observers, proxies of candidates and electoral associations and blocs and signed by all members of the local election Commission. Member of the local election Commission, disagrees with the protocols as a whole or separate their provisions may apply to the protocols their dissenting opinion, as in the Protocols shall be made corresponding entries.
The first instances of protocols attached complaints (applications) for violation of this federal law, received the precinct Electoral Commission, as well as taken by the Electoral Commission. Certified copies of complaints (applications) and the decisions of the Divisional Election Commission shall be attached to the second instances of protocols.

Filling not allowed protocols on the outcome of the vote with pencil and amendment of any fixes. If you identify errors, inconsistencies in the records of the local election Commission, as well as if in doubt the correctness of the protocols a higher Election Commission has the right to decide about the repeated counting of votes corresponding to the local election Commission. Recount of votes precinct Electoral Commission is conducted in the presence of a member (or members) of the higher Election Commission.
The first copies of the protocols of the local election Commission after their signing immediately forwarded to the corresponding territorial Election Commission.
Second copies of the protocols along with the sealed ballots, with lists of members of the local election Commission with the right of deliberative vote, observers from the candidates, electoral associations and blocs, foreign (International) observers, media representatives present at the counting of the votes, are kept by the Secretary of the local election Commission before the end of its work.
Third, copies of the protocols are provided to familiarize the Trustees candidates, electoral associations and blocs, observers, members of the local election Commission with the right of deliberative vote, members of the media.
Election documents, including ballot papers are passed to the corresponding territorial Election Commission not later than ten days after the official announcement of the election results on the single-seat constituency.
Article 60. The establishment of the outcome of the vote, the territorial Election Commission On the basis of the minutes of the Divisional election commissions on the results of voting by the summation of the data contained in the territorial Election Commission not later than three days from the day of election sets the voting results in the territory concerned. Summation is contained in the protocols of precinct election commissions carry out data directly to the members of the territorial Election Commission with the power to vote.
According to the results of the vote, the territorial Election Commission is protocols that record data on the number of precinct election commissions in their respective territories, including the protocols of precinct election commissions on the basis of which shall be drawn up protocols on the outcome of the vote, as well as summary data on the positions of the protocols of precinct election commissions established parts of ninth-eleventh article 59 of this federal law.
Protocols of the territorial Election Commission shall be drawn up in triplicate and signed by all present members of the Election Commission. A summary table is attached to the protocols on the outcome of the vote in the territory, which includes the full transcripts of all precinct election commissions. A member of the territorial Election Commission, disagrees with the protocols as a whole or separate their provisions may apply to the protocols their dissenting opinion, as in the Protocols shall be made corresponding entries.
The first instances of protocols attached complaints (applications) for violation of this federal law, which entered into the territorial Election Commission, as well as taken by the Electoral Commission. Certified copies of complaints (applications) and the decisions of the territorial Election Commission shall be attached to the second instances of protocols.
The first copies of the protocols of the territorial Election Commission after their signing, together with the protocols of precinct election commissions and PivotTable are promptly sent to the corresponding District Election Commission.
Second copies of the protocols along with the PivotTable list, and lists the members of the territorial Election Commission with the right of deliberative vote, observers from the candidates, electoral associations and blocs, foreign (International) observers, media representatives who were present when establishing the results of voting and drafting protocols are on file with the Secretary of the territorial Election Commission before the end of its work.
Third, copies of the protocols and the summary table is provided to familiarize the Trustees candidates, electoral associations and blocs, observers, members of the territorial Election Commission with the right of deliberative vote, members of the media.
Article 61. Determination of the results of the elections in the single-mandate constituency, and the establishment of the voting record on federal electoral district based on the minutes of the territorial election commissions on the results of voting by the summation of the data contained therein, the District Election Commission not later than seven days from the date of elections determines the outcome of elections in the single-mandate constituency voting results and establishes a federal electoral district in the territory concerned. Summation is contained in the minutes of the territorial election commissions carry out data directly to the members of the District Election Commission with the power to vote.
Elected in single-mandate constituency recognized candidate who received the greatest number of voters who took part in voting. When candidates received equal votes shall be considered elected candidate, registered before.
The District Election Commission recognizes a single constituency elections invalid if mistakes they breach hereof do not allow with certainty the will of voters or the results if the elections were recognized by her invalid for more than a third of polling stations.
The District Election Commission recognizes a single constituency elections invalid, if in the elections was attended by less than 25 percent of registered voters.
The number of voters participated in the elections, is determined by the number of signatures in the electoral register upon receipt of ballots.
The District Election Commission on the basis of the minutes of the corresponding territorial election commissions is the Protocol N 1 on the results of the elections in the single-mandate constituency, in which shall be entered the following data: number of territorial election commissions in the County;
the number of minutes of the territorial election commissions on the basis of which the Protocol was drawn up;
the number of voters in a single constituency, made to the lists of electors;
number of ballot papers issued by district election commissions;
the number of ballots issued to voters at the polling station on election day;
the number of ballots issued to voters voted early;
the number of ballots issued to voters, voting outside the premises for voting;
the number of cancelled ballots;
the number of ballots contained in stationary polling boxes (except for bulletins unidentified forms);
the number of ballots contained in portable election boxes (except for bulletins unidentified forms);
the total number of valid ballots;
the total number of invalid ballots (including a separate line-number of the ballots that do not contain markings on any of the products);
family names, first names and patronymics made the ballot of candidates and number of votes cast for each of them;
the number of votes cast against all candidates;
surname, name and patronymic of the elected candidate.
The District Election Commission on the basis of the minutes of the territorial election commissions 2 N is N 2 Protocol on the outcome of the vote on the federal electoral district, which shall be made, the data set is part of the eleventh article 59 of this federal law.
Protocols of the District Election Commission shall be drawn up in triplicate and signed by all present members of the Election Commission. A summary table is attached to the protocols on the outcome of the vote on the single-seat constituency, which includes complete transcripts of all of the territorial election commissions. Member of the District Election Commission, disagrees with the protocols as a whole or separate their provisions may apply to the protocols their dissenting opinion, as in the Protocols shall be made corresponding entries. The first copies of each protocol and the PivotTable are promptly sent to the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, second copies of the protocols and the PivotTable list is stored with the Secretary of the District Election Commission.

The first instances of protocols attached complaints (applications) for violation of this federal law, which entered into the District Electoral Commission, as well as taken by the Electoral Commission. Certified copies of complaints (applications) and the decisions of the District Election Commission shall be attached to the second instances of protocols.
Second copies of the protocols along with the PivotTable list, and lists the members of the District Election Commission with the right of deliberative vote, observers from the candidates, electoral associations and blocs, foreign (International) observers, media representatives present at the establishment of the results of voting and drafting protocols are on file with the Secretary of the District Election Commission before the end of its work.
Third, copies of the protocols and the summary table is provided to familiarize the Trustees candidates, electoral associations and blocs, observers, members of the District Election Commission with the right of deliberative vote, members of the media.
If you identify errors, inconsistencies in the records of the District Election Commission and other violations, and if in doubt the correctness of drawing up a report on the outcome of the vote on the federal electoral district of Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall have the right to decide about the repeated counting of votes of the electors of the corresponding District Election Commission. Repeated counting of votes of the electors shall be conducted in the presence of the District Election Commission member (or members) of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
Ballot papers are stored for at least one year, protocols on the outcome of the vote and the results of the elections for at least one year from the date of appointment date of next election, other documents of election commissions-no less than six months.
Article 62. Determination of election results to the federal electoral district based on protocols N 2 district electoral commissions by summing the data contained therein, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation makes counting votes cast by federal electoral district. Summation is contained in the records of the district electoral commissions carry out data directly to the members of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation with the right to vote.
Electoral associations, electoral blocs whose candidates got less than five percent of voters who took part in voting, from distribution of Deputy mandates for the federal electoral district are excluded.
The number of voters who participated in voting, is determined by the number of ballot papers in the prescribed form, found in the polling boxes.
Selective merge, electoral bloc, for a federal list of candidates, each of whom filed more than five per cent of voters who took part in voting, get seats, the number of which is determined according to the method provided for in article 70 of the present Federal law.
If the list of candidates the electoral associations, electoral bloc was divided into regional groups, mandates received electoral Association, electoral bloc, moving primarily to candidates not included in any of the regional groups. The remaining seats are transferred to candidates from regional groups, from among the remaining seats each group receives seats, a number that is proportional to the number of votes cast for a federal list of candidates in the relevant constituent entities of the Russian Federation or in a group of subjects of the Russian Federation. This number of Deputy mandates is also determined by the methodology provided for in article 70 of the present Federal law.
Distribution of Deputy mandates among the candidates from the federal list of electoral associations, electoral bloc shall be conducted in accordance with the procedure of placing candidates in the list set out in the Federal Register a list of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
From each federal list of candidates excluded MPs elected to the State Duma on single-member constituencies. In this case, the Deputy mandates shall be distributed to candidates from the same federal list according to their order in the list or in the regional group.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation is the Protocol for distribution of Deputy mandates under Federal constituency associations election among electoral blocs, in which shall be entered the following data: number of constituency election commissions protocols upon which this Protocol is drawn up;
the number of voters in the Russian Federation, introduced in the electoral register;
number of ballot papers issued by district election commissions;
the number of ballots issued to voters at the polling station on election day;
the number of ballots issued to voters voted early;
the number of ballots issued to voters, voting outside the premises for voting;
the number of cancelled ballots;
the number of ballots contained in stationary polling boxes (except for bulletins unidentified forms);
the number of ballots contained in portable election boxes (except for bulletins unidentified forms);
the total number of valid ballots;
the total number of invalid ballots (including a separate line-number of the ballots that do not contain markings on any of the products);
names of electoral associations and blocs, registered federal lists of candidates and number of votes cast for each Federal candidate list;
the number of votes cast against all federal lists of candidates;
names of electoral associations and blocs, admitted to distribution of Deputy mandates;
surnames, names and patronymics of the elected deputies from each of the federal list of candidates.
To the Protocol are attached summary table on the outcome of the vote on the federal electoral district, which includes complete data protocols N 2 district electoral commissions, as well as complaints (applications) for violation of this federal law, which entered into the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation and adopted by the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation recognizes Federal constituency elections invalid if participated in the elections less than 25 percent of the voters included on the voter lists.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation recognizes that all seats on Federal constituency remained unawarded if all electoral associations, electoral blocs were excluded from the distribution of Deputy mandates in accordance with part 2 of this article.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation recognizes Federal constituency elections invalid if mistakes in voting and determination of the election violations of this federal law does not allow certainty results the will of voters.
If the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation recognized the election of federal electoral district as void or invalid or if none of the electoral coalitions or none of the blocs prevented the distribution of seats, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall appoint Federal constituency by-election. The timing of electoral action prescribed by this federal law, it may be reduced to not more than one third.
Article 63. Establishing common results of elections on the basis of Protocol of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation about allocation of Deputy mandates between electoral associations, electoral blocks of federal electoral district and on the basis of the minutes of the district electoral commissions for election of deputies of the State Duma, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation not later than three weeks after election day, establishes the general election results.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation recognizes the election invalid on the single-seat constituency, if it determines that the committed constituency electoral violation of this federal law do not allow with certainty the results of expression of the will of the electors.

In single-member constituencies, elections in which were not held or declared invalid by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation sets repeated elections. The timing of electoral action prescribed by this federal law may be reduced by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation is not more than a third. The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation may order the formation in these cases, district, territorial and precinct electoral commissions in the new line-up.
Article 64. The registration of the elected deputies of the State Duma of the corresponding Election Commission after the signing of the Protocol on the results of the elections shall notify the candidate, elected Deputy of the State Duma. In accordance with the requirements of this federal law, the candidate elected Deputy of the State Duma within three days is obliged to inform in writing to the corresponding Election Commission resigns with responsibilities that are incompatible with the status of Deputy of the State Duma.
If the mp elected as a result of allocation of mandates on Federal lists of electoral associations and blocs, fail to comply with the requirement within three days, adding them with responsibilities that are incompatible with the status of Deputy of the State Duma, his deputy mandate passed by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation from the same Federal candidate list in accordance with its order in that list or in the regional group.
The corresponding Election Commission after publication of the common outcomes of elections conducts the registration of elected deputies of the State Duma and giving it identity on the election subject to the fulfilment of the requirements laid down in the first paragraph of this article.
Article 65. Publication of the results of the vote and the results of elections of deputies of the State Duma voting results for each polling station, the election results by electoral district in the amount of data contained in the minutes of the corresponding election commissions should be made available for consultation by any voter or observer and representative of the media.
The District Election Commission publishes reports in the local press N 1 and N 2 all territorial and precinct election commissions of the respective odnomandatnogo electoral district no later than one month from the date of the election.
The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall publish in mass media the overall election results, including the data protocols N 1 and N 2 all district election commissions not later than one month from the date of the election.
Not later than three months from the date of the election, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation puts in their official Gazette information about voting results, including full reports of all election commissions, except for the precinct, as well as data on elected members provided for in article 40, paragraph 3 hereof.
Article 66. The use of automated information system in case of the use of the automated information system elections the Electoral Commission forms a group of members of the Election Commission with the power to vote and the members of the Electoral Commission in a consultative capacity to monitor the use of the automated information system. All members of the Election Commission have the right to examine any information entered into an automated information system, and the output from it.
Since the beginning of the vote, and until the signing of the Protocol by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation exclusively uses automated information system to monitor the progress and results of the vote by transferring data from a lower electoral commissions to superior electoral commissions.
During this time it is prohibited to transfer any data from the superior election commissions information centres, information centres subordinate electoral commissions, except the signals receiving confirmation information.
Information on the progress and outcome of the vote, received through the automated information system, is a preliminary information that has no legal meaning.
The Protocol of the Election Commission, already with the Secretary of the Election Commission, must be accompanied by the text of a computer printout containing the data to be entered into the automated information system. The authenticity of the computer printout is confirmed by the signatures of the members of the monitoring group, using an automated information system and a person responsible for the introduction of information.
CHAPTER XI. VACANT MANDATES of DEPUTIES Article 67. Replacement of vacant the mandate of the Deputy elected on the federal list in case of early retirement of Deputy elected in the distribution of seats among electoral organizations, electoral blocs on Federal lists of candidates, its mandate under the decision of the State Duma passed the next elected a candidate from the same federal list.
If the list of electoral associations was divided into regional groups and retired member of any regional group, the mandate is passed to the next from the candidates belonging to the same regional group of the federal list. If the regional group of candidates, the mandate is passed, the regional group of the same federal list, receiving the greatest number of votes, with candidates who have not received the status of Deputy.
If a federal list of candidates, the mandate remains vacant until the next election of the deputies of the State Duma.
Article 68. Replacement of the mandate of the deputies elected in single-mandate constituency in the event of early termination of powers of deputies elected in single-mandate constituency, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation within a month after the appearance of the vacant Deputy mandate shall appoint appropriate single-mandate electoral district by-election of the Deputy of the State Duma. If, before the expiration of the term of Office of the State Duma remains a year or less than a year, a by-election is not assigned and are not carried out.
Nomination of candidates in single-mandate constituency, their registration and other election actions are implemented in accordance with this federal law.
CHAPTER XII. RESPONSIBILITY for VIOLATIONS of CITIZENS ' ELECTORAL RIGHTS Article 69. Responsibility for violations of citizens ' electoral rights persons through bribery, deception, the use of physical violence or threat of violence, forgery of electoral documents, a deliberately wrong counting of votes or otherwise impeding the free exercise of a citizen of the Russian Federation of their electoral rights or the work of electoral commissions or members of electoral commissions, or persons disseminating false information about candidates or committing other actions discrediting the honor and dignity of the candidates as well as persons impeding the legitimate activities of Trustees candidates, observers, including foreign (International) observers, or to conduct a pre-election campaign, bear administrative or criminal liability.
CHAP. XIII. METHODOLOGY for APPORTIONMENT of SEATS Article 70. Methods of apportioning seats, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation counts the amount of votes cast under Federal constituency for federal electoral lists of associations, electoral blocs that received more than five per cent of voters who took part in voting. This amount of votes is divided into 225-number of Deputy mandates allocated to federal electoral district. The result is the first election quotient.
Then the number of votes received by each federal list of candidates participating in the allocation of Deputy mandates is divided by the first election quotient. The whole part of the resulting number is the number of seats, which gets the corresponding federal list of candidates.
If after the actions that have been performed in accordance with part 2 of this article shall remain undistributed mandates, they are secondary distribution. The undistributed mandates shall be distributed to one between those Federal lists of candidates which have the greatest fractional part (the remainder) the number obtained by dividing in accordance with part 2 of this article. In the case of the fractional parts of a preference is given to ensure federal list of candidates who filed more votes. With equal numbers of voters favoured a federal list of candidates registered earlier.

If the federal list is divided into regional groups, then the allocation of mandates within the federal list between these groups and the candidates not included in any of the groups (if any). The first phase of the distribution is determined by the number of candidates that are not included in any of the regional groups and not elected by single-member constituencies. The specified candidate mandates are moving in the first place.
The remaining unawarded list of candidates within the federal mandates are distributed within the list among the regional groups. The calculation is made according to the same methodology. If one or more of the regional groups was not proper candidates the remaining unawarded mandates are distributed among the regional groups on the same rules.
In the allocation of mandates within the federal list election quotient may not coincide with the first selective private, established in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article.
CHAPTER XIV. Final and transitional provisions article 71. Electoral associations participating in elections of the deputies of the State Duma of the second convocation in the elections of the deputies of the State Duma of the second convocation may participate in accordance with this federal law all-Russia public associations that are created in the order prescribed by the law of the USSR "on public associations", and the statutes which provide for participation in the elections in the Federal State authorities and registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation not later than six months before election day.
Article 72. The entry into force of this federal law this federal law shall enter into force on the day of its official publication.
The President of the Russian Federation, b. Yeltsin, Kremlin, Moscow, N June 21, 1995 90-FZ _ Appendix N 1 SIGN-UP SHEET we, the undersigned, support the extension of a federal list of candidates in deputies of the State Duma from the electoral Union "voice of Russia", which are: 1. Ivanov, Ivan, was born in August 10, 1950, works as an engineer-constructor of the production association "Vympel", resides in Moscow.
2. Petrov Petr Petrovich, born November 17, 1965, works at the plant operator "stamp", resides in the town of Tver.
3. Sergeev Sergey Sergeevich, born December 12, 1969, works as a doctor, ambulance, resides in the town of Saratov.
From the Group of regions "Siberia" in the list of running a separate group of candidates, headed by are: 1. Valentina Ivanovna Pavlova, born March 2, 1948, housewife, resident of the village Highest of the Irkutsk region.
2. Vasily Vasilyevich Vasilyev, born December 12, 1969, running broker in the stock company "IUU", lived in the city of Omsk.
3. Ibragimov Aliya Safiulovna, was born in September 1, 1932, retired, living in the city of Surgut. +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ | N |, name surname | Year rye | address | number | Signature | | p/n | patronymic | Denia (| residence | passport or | and date | | | | age | replacement insert | | | | | |-| 18 years | its instrument | | | | | number and | | | | | | | month | | | | | | |-birth) | | | | +---+-------------+-----------+-----------+-------------+---------| | 1. | | | | | | +---+-------------+-----------+-----------+-------------+---------| | 2. | | | | | | +---+-------------+-----------+-----------+-------------+---------| | | | | | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ Sign-up sheet certify: ___________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________ (name, surname, place of residence, passport number or alternate document persons, provided with one-on-one supervision fortnightly signature) authorized representative electoral Association _ (name of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation, where signatures were collected) _ Annex N 2 SIGN-UP SHEET we, the undersigned, support the nomination of deputies to the State Duma electoral Association "Apricot" on one-mandatory N 97 Northern constituency of Nikolaev Nikolay Nikolaevich, born August 15, 1956 year running a brick factory Director living in the city of Ryazan. +----------------------------------------------------------------+ | N |, name surname | Year rye | address | number | Signature | | p/n | patronymic | Denia (| residence | passport or | and date | | | | age | replacement insert | | | | | |-| 18 years | its instrument | | | | | number and | | | | | | | month | | | | | | |-birth) | | | | +---+-------------+----------+-----------+-------------+---------| | 1. | | | | | | +---+-------------+----------+-----------+-------------+---------| | 2. | | | | | | +---+-------------+----------+-----------+-------------+---------| | | | | | | | +----------------------------------------------------------------+ Sign-up sheet certify: ___________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________ (name, surname, place of residence, passport number or alternate document persons, provided with one-on-one supervision fortnightly signature) authorized representative electoral Association: _ _ Annex N 3 SIGN-UP SHEET we, the undersigned, support the nomination of the candidate to deputies of the State Duma on a single N 23 East constituency Yablokova Seeds Pavlovich, born July 5, 1946 year working lawyer legal advice city of Seversk, residing in the Central village of the Seversky district of Arkhangelsk Oblast. +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ | N |, name surname | Year Christmas-| | address serial number | Signature | | p/n | patronymic | (| residence | passport or | and date | | | | age | replacement insert | | | | | |-| 18 years | its instrument | | | | | number and | | | | | | | month | | | | | | |-birth) | | | | +---+-------------+-----------+-----------+-------------+---------| | 1. | | | | | | +---+-------------+-----------+-----------+-------------+---------| | 2. | | | | | | +---+-------------+-----------+-----------+-------------+---------| | | | | | | | +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ Sign-up sheet certify: ___________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________ (name, surname, place of residence, passport number or alternate document persons, provided with one-on-one supervision fortnightly signature) candidate: _ (Yablokov SP.)
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