On Basic Guarantees Of Electoral Rights And The Right To Participate In The Referendum Of Citizens Of The Russian Federation

Original Language Title: Об основных гарантиях избирательных прав и права на участие в референдуме граждан Российской Федерации

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Expired-the Federal law dated 12.06.2002 N 67-FZ of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION federal law on basic guarantees of electoral rights and the right to vote of citizens of the Russian Federation adopted by the State Duma of the year September 5, 1997 (as amended by the federal laws from 30/03/99 N 55-FZ;
dated 10.07.2001 N 89-FZ), Democratic, free and periodic elections to bodies of State power, bodies of local self-government, as well as the referendum are the Supreme immediate expression owned by people power. The State guarantees the free expression of the will of citizens in elections and referendum, protection of democratic principles and norms of the electoral rights and right to participate in the referendum.
Chapter i. General provisions article 1. Scope of this federal law 1. This federal law defines the basic guarantees of the constitutional right of citizens of the Russian Federation to participate in the referendum of the Russian Federation, referendums in constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local referenda, as well as the right to elect and be elected to the federal bodies of State power, bodies of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, other federal authorities and government bodies of constituent entities of the Russian Federation under the Constitution of the Russian Federation, constitutions, statutes of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and elected directly by citizens as well as local authorities.
2. this federal law has direct effect and applied throughout the Russian Federation.
3. Federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation may establish guarantees of electoral rights and the right to vote of citizens of the Russian Federation, to complement the guarantees established by this federal law.
4. The appointment, preparation and conduct of the referendum of the Russian Federation are governed by the Federal Constitutional law "on referendum of the Russian Federation". The rules of this federal law governing these issues operate part not contradicting to specified federal constitutional law.
5. The basic guarantees of electoral rights and the right to vote of citizens of the Russian Federation established by this federal law, as well as established by federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation further guarantees can be changed only by amending the relevant laws.
6. In case of making changes and amendments in regulating the conduct of the elections, the Referendum Act, the Federal law of the Russian Federation, governing the conduct of local referendum provisions of the Charter of municipal formation(education), during the election campaign for the referendum indicated changes and additions shall be effective after the end of the election campaign, the referendum.
7. Federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, normative legal acts on elections and referendums, taken in the Russian Federation shall not contradict this federal law. If the federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, normative legal acts on elections and referendums, taken in the Russian Federation, contrary to this federal law, the provisions of this federal law.
Article 2. Key terms used in the present Federal law in this federal law, the following terms are used: campaign materials-print, audiovisual and other materials containing signs of electioneering, campaigning on the referendum and intended for mass distribution, public communication, in the course of the election campaign for the referendum;
campaigning on a referendum-activities of citizens of the Russian Federation, the referendum initiative groups and public associations, with the aim of inducing or encouraging voters to hold a referendum or to renounce the vote, vote or refuse to vote in a referendum to endorse or reject the proposed referendum question;
agitation election (election campaign)-citizens of the Russian Federation, candidates and electoral associations and blocs, public associations, with the aim of inducing or encouraging voters to participate in elections and to vote for those or other candidates (lists of candidates) or against them;

elections in the Russian Federation-election of the President of the Russian Federation, deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, governmental bodies of Russian regions, other federal authorities and government bodies of constituent entities of the Russian Federation under the Constitution of the Russian Federation, constitutions, statutes of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and elected directly by the citizens of the Russian Federation, as well as the local elections held on the basis of the laws, the relevant level of elections;
nomination of a candidate the voter initiative, electoral associations, electoral bloc in identifying a candidate for elected Office or to the elected post of State power, local self-government, as well as the collection of voters ' signatures in support of the initiative or other forms of support to the initiative by the Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation;
guarantees of the electoral rights and right to participate in the referendum legal, organizational, informational and other maintenance of electoral rights and the right to participate in the referendum of the citizens of the Russian Federation;
Member-a person who is elected by the voters of the corresponding constituency in the representative body of State authority or local government authority on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot;
voter-citizen of the Russian Federation, which has active suffrage;
the election campaign period from the day of official publication of the decisions of the authorized officer, public authority, local authority concerning the appointment of the elections before the day of official publication of the election results;
selective merge-political association (political party, a political organization, political movement), which is created and registered in accordance with the federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation at the level of the elections or at a higher level. Political association or changes and additions to the Charter of the public association to give him a political status must be filed no later than one year prior to election day, and in the appointment of the elections of the legislative (representative) or executive body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local self-administration bodies in the event of early termination of the powers of the organ concerned, this period is reduced to six months. These terms do not apply to other changes and additions made to the political Charter of the public association; (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) active suffrage (active suffrage) is the right of citizens of the Russian Federation to elect to organs of State power and bodies of local self-government;
passive suffrage (passive suffrage) is the right of citizens of the Russian Federation be elected to bodies of State power and bodies of local self-government;
Electoral Commission-collegiate bodies formed in the manner and within the time limits established by federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, organizing and ensuring the preparation and holding of elections;
the electoral rights of citizens the constitutional right of citizens of the Russian Federation to elect and be elected to bodies of State power and bodies of local self-government, including participation in the nomination of candidates (lists of candidates), campaigning, election monitoring, the work of electoral commissions, including the establishment of the outcome of the vote and the determination of election results, as well as other electoral activities;
Electoral bloc-the voluntary association of two or more electoral associations for joint participation in the elections. Electoral bloc of the electoral rights of the Association;
electoral district-area which is formed in accordance with federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and which is directly elected by the citizens of the Russian Federation Deputy (deputies) elected official (elected officials);
electoral district mnogomandatnyj (mnogomandatnyj constituency)-constituency, which elected a few deputies, with each of them, the voters vote personally;
single mandate electoral district (single mandate constituency)-constituency, which elected one Member;
candidate-a person made in the manner prescribed by this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation as a candidate for the elections through direct elections for the post or on the membership of the Authority (a Chamber organ) State authority or local government authority;

candidate registered (registered candidate)-the person who registered the corresponding Election Commission as a candidate for the post of the President of the Russian Federation, as a candidate for Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, candidate of legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, candidate for the post of head of the executive authorities of the Russian Federation, as a candidate for an elected body of local self-government, a candidate for the post of head of the municipality, a candidate for the post in another federal State body the State body, the subject of the Russian Federation with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, constitutions, statutes of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and elected directly by citizens, a candidate for a post in an organ of local self-government, as provided for by the Charter of municipal formation(education) and elections through direct elections;
candidates list (list of candidates)-single, certified to collect signatures of voters or registered by the corresponding Election Commission a list of persons nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc in elections to the legislative (representative) body of State authority or representative body of local self-government;
Referendum Commission-collegiate bodies formed (resulting) in the manner and within the time limits established by federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, organizing and providing training and the holding of referendums in the Russian Federation;
the observer-a person appointed by the registered in electoral candidate, election, electoral bloc, public association, which must be created and registered at the level of the elections, or a higher level, and in the cases stipulated by the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation in elections to local self-government bodies and voters; a person appointed for the referendum initiative on the holding of a referendum, the public association, which must be created and registered at the level of the referendum, or a higher level; Observer at the elections and referendum is mandated to monitor the voting, counting and other activity of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission during the vote and its outcome, determine the results of elections, referendum, including the Election Commission, the referendum on the verification of the correct establishment of the results of the vote and determine the results of elections, referendum; (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) foreign (International) Observer (foreign (International) observer) means a person who represents a foreign or international organization acquires the right to monitor the preparation and conduct of elections and referendums in the Russian Federation in accordance with due process of law;
State authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation-legislative (representative) organs of State power and the head of the executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, other State bodies provided for in the constitutions, statutes of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation are elected directly by the citizens of the Russian Federation in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws, constitutions, statutes, and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation;
Federal State authorities (Federal authorities)-President of the Russian Federation, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and other federal government bodies provided for in the Constitution of the Russian Federation and elected directly by the citizens of the Russian Federation in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws;
bodies of local self-government-representative bodies of local self-government and local government elected officials, elected directly by citizens in the territories, on which local self-government in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws, constitutions, statutes, and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation;
the right to vote in the referendum is a constitutional right of citizens of the Russian Federation to participate in the referendum of the Russian Federation, referendums in constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local referenda, including vote on draft laws and regulations, applicable laws and normative legal acts, other State and local significance, located respectively in the conduct of the Russian Federation, constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the municipality;
referendum is a referendum of the Russian Federation, the referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum;

local referendum (referendum) vote of citizens of the Russian Federation permanently or predominantly living within the boundaries of one or more municipalities on the important issues of local importance, which is carried out in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws, constitutions, statutes, and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as the statutes of municipalities;
the referendum of the Russian Federation's poll of citizens of the Russian Federation on the most important issues of national importance, held in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Federal Constitutional law "on referendum of the Russian Federation", this federal law;
the referendum of the Russian Federation's poll of citizens of the Russian Federation permanently or primarily residing in the territory of the Russian Federation, on important matters of State importance, which is carried out in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws, constitutions, statutes, and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation;
the referendum party is a citizen of the Russian Federation has the right to participate in the referendum.
Article 3. Principles for the conduct of the elections and referendum of the Russian Federation 1. A citizen of the Russian Federation participates in elections on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot.
2. a citizen of the Russian Federation participates in the referendum on the basis of universal, equal and direct expression of will by secret ballot.
3. a citizen of the Russian Federation's participation in election and referendum is free and voluntary. No one has the right to have an impact on the citizen of the Russian Federation in order to force him to participate or not to participate in elections and referendums, as well as its free expression.
4. a citizen of the Russian Federation, residing abroad, has full voting rights in elections to the federal bodies of State power and the right to participate in the referendum of the Russian Federation. Diplomatic missions and consular posts of the Russian Federation shall be obliged to assist the citizen of the Russian Federation in the implementation of this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws of electoral rights in elections to the federal bodies of State power and the realization of the right to vote in the referendum of the Russian Federation.
5. the holding of elections simultaneously with the referendum of the Russian Federation is not allowed.
6. conduct of elections to bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government elections simultaneously with the referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum shall be governed by the laws of the Russian Federation.
7. the work of electoral commissions, commissions a referendum during preparing and conducting the elections, referendum, vote counting and determining the outcome of the vote, determining the outcome of the elections, the referendum is carried out in an open and transparent manner.
8. foreign citizens, except in the case referred to in paragraph 8 of article 4 of this federal law, persons without citizenship, foreign legal persons may not carry out activities to promote or prevent nomination of candidates (lists of candidates), the election of registered candidates. (Para 8 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), Article 4. Universal suffrage and the right to participate in referendum 1. A Russian citizen who has reached the age of 18 years are entitled to vote, to vote in the referendum, to participate in the statutory and other legal means of electoral actions and actions for the preparation of the referendum, on reaching the age established by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, constitutions, statutes, and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, to be elected to State bodies and bodies of local self-government.
2. a citizen of the Russian Federation may elect and be elected, to participate in the referendum, regardless of sex, race, nationality, language, origin, property and official status, place of residence, attitude to religion, convictions, membership of public associations or other circumstances.
3. Do not have the right to elect and be elected, to participate in the referendum citizens declared by a court to be incompetent or held in places of deprivation of liberty by a court sentence.

4. Federal constitutional laws, federal laws may establish additional conditions for the acquisition of a citizen of the Russian Federation active electoral rights associated with permanent or preferential accommodation citizen on a certain territory of the Russian Federation. These conditions may not contain any requirements concerning the duration and period of such residence. Laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation should provide active suffrage in elections to bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and bodies of local self-government, the right to participate in referendums of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local referenda for all citizens of the Russian Federation who are permanently or primarily residing in the territory of the Russian Federation or the municipality. Stay away from citizen permanent or preferential accommodation during this territory elections, referendum cannot serve as grounds for the deprivation of his or her right to participate in elections to the State authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation or the bodies of local self-government, in the referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum.
5. passive suffrage Restrictions associated with permanent or preferential accommodation on a certain territory of the Russian Federation, may be established only by the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The establishment of a federal law, the law of the Russian Federation to the length and duration of permanent or preferential residence of a citizen of the Russian Federation on the territory of the Russian Federation, the municipality as grounds for acquisition of passive suffrage is not allowed.
6. Laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation may establish additional conditions for the realization of a citizen of the Russian Federation passive electoral right, related to a citizen of a certain age. Installs the minimum age a candidate may not exceed 21 year for legislative (representative) organs of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, 30 years-on the election of the Chief Executive of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation and the 21 year-on local elections. Setting the maximum age of the candidate is not allowed.
7. the restrictions associated with the status of Deputy electoral officer, including the inability to be on public or community service, be part of the legislative (representative) body of the Government, the representative body of local self-government, engage in any other paid activity, shall be defined by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws, constitutions, statutes, and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
8. In accordance with the international treaties of the Russian Federation and federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation foreign citizens permanently resident in the territory of the municipality have the right to elect and be elected to local self-government bodies under the same conditions as citizens of the Russian Federation. (Para 8 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), Article 5. Equal suffrage and the right to participate in the referendum, citizens of the Russian Federation participate in elections and referendum in the Russian Federation on an equal footing.
Article 6. Direct suffrage, the right to direct expression of the citizen of the Russian Federation in the referendum voting at elections and referendum respectively for the candidate (list of candidates) or against a candidate (list of candidates), for or against the referendum question directly.
Article 7. Secret ballot voting at elections and referendum is secret, precluding the possibility of any control over expression of the citizen.
Article 8. The term of Office of organs of State power and bodies of local self-government 1. The term of Office of the federal bodies of State power, bodies of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, constitutions, statutes, and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities. Installable term of bodies of State power, bodies of local self-government, as well as the term of Office once elected deputies could not be more than five years.
2. Change (increase or decrease) the term of Office of the existing bodies or elected deputies, referred to in paragraph 1 of this article shall not be permitted.

3. The rule of change (increase or decrease) established by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the Constitution, the Charter, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) of the term of Office of elected officials or deputies, referred to in paragraph 1 of this article shall enter into force after the expiration of the term of Office of the incumbent public authority, local authority or the Deputy, and in the case of early termination of powers of public authority , local self-administration bodies-after the cessation of these powers.
Article 9. Be bound by the holding of elections Election bodies or deputies, referred to in paragraph 1 of article 8 of this federal law, shall be binding and shall be held within the timeframe set by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, constitutions, statutes, and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities.
Article 10. Appointment of election 1. Election bodies or deputies, referred to in paragraph 1 of article 8 hereof, appoints an authorized body or officer in accordance with deadlines established by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, constitutions, statutes, and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities. In case of early termination of the powers of the body or deputies, referred to in paragraph 1 of article 8 of this federal law, the election must be made no later than 14 days from the date of such termination. The vote must be held no later than 180 days and not earlier than 70 days from the date of adoption of the decision on the appointment of the elections. The decision to appoint the election must be made no later than 65 days prior to the expiration of the term for which were elected by the relevant authority or the relevant part of the deputies of the collegial body. This decision shall be subject to official publication in the mass media not later than 5 days from the day of its adoption. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
2. voting may be appointed only on the calendar the day off. Not allowed the designation vote on the festive day.
3. In cases where the authorized body or officer does not appoint the elections as scheduled or not appoint elections in accordance with the established procedure when termination of the authority or the deputies referred to in paragraph 1 of article 8 of this federal law, the execution of its powers, or if there is no authorized body or official elections shall be held by the corresponding Election Commission: in the first or second Sunday of the month following the expiration of the term of the authority or deputies. While the Election Commission's decision on the conduct of the election shall be published no later than 7 days from the date of expiration of the prescribed period, paragraph 1 of this article, the publication of the decision on the appointment of the elections;
not later than 180 days from the date of early termination of the powers of the body or deputies. While the Election Commission's decision on the conduct of the election shall be published no later than 7 days from the date of expiration of the prescribed period, paragraph 1 of this article, the publication of the decision on the appointment of the elections. (Para 3 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

4. In cases where the authorized body or officer or the corresponding Election Commission fails to appoint election authorities within the prescribed time or deputies, referred to in paragraph 1 of article 8 hereof, and if the corresponding Election Commission is missing and cannot be generated in the order stipulated by this federal law, the election according to voters, electoral associations and blocs, public authorities and bodies of local self-government, the Prosecutor shall be appointed by the relevant Court of general jurisdiction. When this election organizes and holds the Provisional Election Commission, which is formed for the preparation and conduct of these elections by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation or the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation (level) in the amount of not more than 15 members in compliance with the requirements to the composition of the Electoral Commission, established by article 23 hereof, within 7 days from the date of entry into force of the Court decision into legal force.
Article 11. Guarantees of the electoral rights of citizens on the holding of elections in the absence of a law on the election of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation

If the term of a public authority of the Russian Federation, local authority has expired or has been terminated and the relevant law of the Russian Federation on elections is missing or cannot be applied due to the established Court of its inconsistency with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the present Federal law, the Constitution, the Charter, the law of the Russian Federation, which is a must for conducting elections, election body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and local government are conducted on the basis of this federal law as well as other federal laws guaranteeing the constitutional rights of citizens of the Russian Federation to elect and be elected to bodies of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government. The law of the Russian Federation applies if they do not contradict the specified federal laws.
Chapter II. The appointment of a referendum in the Russian Federation, Article 12. Mandatory referendums 1. The referendum of the Russian Federation, the referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum shall be appointed and shall be conducted in the manner and time frame established, respectively, by the Federal Constitutional law "on referendum of the Russian Federation", this federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education). The decision to appoint referendum subject to official publication in the mass media not later than 5 days from the day of its adoption. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
2. Adoption of a State authority or local government authority, decision on the merits, which, in accordance with federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) can be put to a referendum, was not a circumstance precluding the possibility of holding a referendum on the issue.
Article 13. The referendum questions 1. Issues to be qualified to a referendum of the Russian Federation, as well as issues which could not be put to a referendum of the Russian Federation are determined by federal constitutional law.
2. On referendum of the Russian Federation issues can be made under the authority of the Russian Federation. The local referendum may be questions, administered by local authorities. Laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, normative legal acts of representative bodies of local self-government may be set sentencing issues to a referendum.
3. On referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum may not be questions: s) early termination or extension of the term of suspension of the exercise of the powers of State authorities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government, as well as on holding early elections of bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government or to defer these elections;
b) on composition of the organs of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation or local self-government bodies, identities of bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and bodies of local self-government;
in) on the election, approval to appoint or to consent to the appointment or dismissal of the deputies and officials;
g) on the adoption or change of the corresponding budget, performance and changes in financial liabilities in constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the municipality;
d) on emergency and urgent measures to ensure the health and safety of the population.
4. subject to a referendum of the Russian Federation may not be questions, administered by the Russian Federation. Subject to a referendum of the Russian Federation may not be issues also made jointly by the Russian Federation and constituent entities of the Russian Federation, except in cases where the matter is not settled by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal law. The local referendum may not be questions that are not administered by the relevant municipal education. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
5. Issues for referendum in the Russian Federation, must not restrict or cancel the universally recognized human and civil rights and freedoms, constitutional guarantees of the enjoyment of such rights and freedoms. These questions should be formulated in such a way as to exclude the possibility of their multiple interpretations.
6. the issue of the referendum should be worded so that it could only give a definite answer.

7. Issues on referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum shall not contradict the legislation of the Russian Federation. Issues for local referendum shall not contradict the legislation of the Russian Federation, the laws of the relevant constituent entity of the Russian Federation.
8. no limits for questions on the ballot for the referendum, except as provided in this article.
Article 14. Circumstances precluding the referendum 1. The referendum is not held under martial law or a State of emergency imposed in the territory of the Russian Federation or in the territory in which it is expected to hold a referendum, either on the part of the territory, as well as within three months after the lifting of martial law or a State of emergency.
2. The law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) can be set a time limit within which the referendum again in constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local referendum with the same within the meaning of the wording of the question. Specified period may not exceed two years from the day of official publication (promulgation) the results of the referendum.
3. it is not allowed to establish circumstances precluding the referendum, except as provided in this article.
Article 15. The referendum initiative 1. The initiative of holding a referendum in the Russian Federation is owned by citizens of the Russian Federation entitled to vote in the referendum. Federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the right of initiative for the holding of the referendum may be granted to other subjects.
2. each citizen or group of citizens who have the right to participate in the referendum, as well as a public association, registered bodies of justice no later than six months before the date of application to the appropriate authority with the initiative of holding a referendum, the Charter which provides for the participation in the elections, can form a team for the referendum, the size of which is established by this federal law, federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation to collect signatures of citizens of the Russian Federation, have the right to participate in the referendum, the referendum initiative.
3. To assign a referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum in the body is determined by the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education), should be presented to the participants in the referendum signatures in support of the initiative.
4. Laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the statutes of the municipalities can be provided for the implementation of the initiative to hold a local referendum in the form of a meeting of participants in the referendum.
Article 16. Appointment of referendum 1. The referendum of the Russian Federation shall be appointed in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the Federal Constitutional law.
2. the referendum of the Russian Federation shall be appointed by the organ of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation in accordance with this federal law, the Constitution, the Charter, the law of the Russian Federation.
3. Local referendum shall be appointed by the local government body in accordance with this federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education).
4. Organ of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation or local self-government body authorized in accordance with the Constitution, the Charter, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) decide on conducting a referendum, shall have the right to refuse to appoint a referendum only in the event of irregularities in the nomination of the initiative on the holding of a referendum of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the present Federal law, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the Constitution, the Charter, the laws of the Russian Federation , the Charter of municipal formation(education). (New paragraph 4 is supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

5. the referendum shall be appointed only for the calendar day off. Not allowed the designation referendum on the festive day. The decision to hold a referendum, a referendum of the Russian Federation constituent entities of the Russian Federation must be formally published at least 60 days before the vote, local referendum-not less than 45 days before the vote.
6. In accordance with the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) date the vote on referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum not later than 25 days before the referendum can be postponed to a later date (but not more than 90 days) by a duly competent authority with a view to combining the referendum with a referendum or election to public authorities or bodies of local self-government.

7. the decision on conducting a referendum, as well as to postpone the date of a vote in accordance with paragraph 5 of this article shall be published in mass media not later than 6 days from the day of its adoption. (Paras. 4-6 take it 5-7 points, respectively, as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), chap. III. Registration (registration) voters, voters, electoral rolls, voter education, electoral districts, polling stations, stations of the referendum Article 17. Registration (registration) voters, voters 1. Registration (accounting) all citizens of the Russian Federation, possessing an active electoral right, the right to participate in the referendum.
2. the registration of voters, the referendum is permanent or preferential residence of a citizen of the Russian Federation in the territory, which is the population registration organs in accordance with the Federal law governing the realization of the right of citizens of the Russian Federation to freedom of movement and choice of place of residence within the Russian Federation.
3. the registration of voters, the voters residing outside the territory of the Russian Federation or on extended overseas business trips, is that their permanent residence in the territory of a foreign State or stay in long overseas missions established diplomatic missions, consular establishments of the Russian Federation.
4. registration (registration) of voters, the referendum is carried out by the head of the municipality (if the Charter of municipal formation(education) such capacity is not available, by a person authorised by the authority of local self-government), Commander of the military unit, the head of a diplomatic mission, consular office of the Russian Federation as of 1 January and 1 July each year. This can be used by the State automated information system.
5. Federal bodies of executive power, bodies of executive power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation shall be obliged to provide the necessary assistance to local governments and electoral commissions at registration (registered) voters, voters and clarify information about registered voters participating in the referendum.
6. A voter referendum party has the right to unimpeded access to documented information (personal data) about yourself, including found on machine-readable media, for the clarification of this information in order to ensure its completeness and accuracy, and also has the right to know who and for what purposes uses or has used this information.
Article 18. Preparing voters ' lists, voters 1. The elections, the referendum in order to realize the rights of voters, voters in the referendum, voters, voters with information about yourself, as well as to the vote by the corresponding election commissions, commissions referendum compiled lists of voters, voters on the basis of the information received using the State system of registration of voters, voters and submitted in accordance with paragraph 7 of this article.
2. The procedure for drawing up lists of voters for the referendum shall be established by this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities.
3. the lists of voters, voters at polling stations, stations of the referendum included citizens of the Russian Federation, possessing the voting day in the active voting right, the right to participate in the referendum, unless otherwise stipulated by this federal law.
4. In the lists of voters, voters in local elections to participate in a local referendum in accordance with the international treaties of the Russian Federation and federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation included foreign citizens who have attained the age of 18 years and not subject to paragraph 3 of article 4 hereof, either permanently or primarily residing in the territory of the municipality, in which these elections are held the referendum.
5. the reason for the inclusion of a citizen of the Russian Federation in the list of voters for the referendum at a particular polling station, site of the referendum is that its permanent or preferential, and in cases stipulated by this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, also temporary residence on the territory of the land, determined in accordance with federal law.

6. soldiers doing military service conscripts in military units, military organizations and institutions, which are located on the territory of the municipality, if these soldiers to military conscription or mostly not lived on the territory of the municipality, while elections to local self-government, local referendum shall not be included in the lists of voters, and the voters are not counted when determining the number of voters , voters in these elections, referendum.
7. the development and refinement of information on registered voters, parties, the referendum carried out by an authorised body or official of local government, and among voters-military personnel in the military, their families and other voters if they reside on the territory of the location of a military unit, the Commander of the military unit. The information sent by the authorized body or official of local self-government in the territorial Election Commission, the referendum, in the absence of territorial election commissions in district electoral commissions, and the Commander of the military unit-local (district) or precinct Election Commission, the referendum immediately after the appointment of polling day or after the formation of the commissions. The poll, of participants in the referendum shall be drawn up by the corresponding Election Commission, Commission for the referendum, including the use of State automated information system in the manner prescribed by federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, separately for each polling station, site of the referendum on the basis of the information submitted in the prescribed form by the authorized bodies or local government official, Commander of the military unit.
8. a citizen of the Russian Federation, which has active suffrage, located on polling day at the election in the Federal State authorities, the referendum of the Russian Federation outside the territory of the Russian Federation and not having the opportunity to receive an absentee ballot or vote early, turn on the corresponding precinct Electoral Commission, Commission for the referendum in the poll, voters in his election day turnout in the premises of the local election Commission, referendum to vote.
9. a citizen of the Russian Federation included on the electors list only at one polling station, site of the referendum.
10. The list of voters for the referendum shall be drawn up in two copies. Information about voters, the referendum participants to be included in the list of electors, voters, are displayed in alphabetical or other order (on human settlements, streets, houses, to the addresses of voters). Are listed by surname, name, patronymic, year of birth (at the age of 18 years, an additional day and month of birth), the address of the place of permanent or preferential accommodation voter party referendum. The list of voters for the referendum shall be signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the territorial Election Commission, the referendum, in the absence of territorial election commissions of the District Election Commission and after the transfer of the specified list in precinct Electoral Commission, the referendum is also the President and the Secretary of the local election Commission, the referendum. At polling stations, stations of the referendum formed on the territory of a military unit, the list of voters for the referendum shall be signed by the Chairman and the Secretary of the local election Commission, the referendum. The poll, of participants in the referendum shall be certified by the seal accordingly territorial (district) and precinct election commissions, commissions of the referendum.
11. the corresponding territorial Election Commission okruzhnaya, referendum Commission passes on the Act district electoral commissions, commissions are referendum polls, voters of a particular polling station, site of the referendum no later than 25 days before the voting.
12. the local election Commission, the referendum produces a refinement of the voters list, the voter in accordance with the established procedure of organization of interaction of electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum with the local authorities, agencies and organizations engaged in registration (registration) of voters for the referendum.
13. The poll, voters appeared to be the local election Commission, Commission for referendum to familiarize voters, voters and additional clarifications not later than 20 days before polling day. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

14. a citizen of the Russian Federation, which has active suffrage has the right to declare in a precinct Electoral Commission, the referendum not to include him on the list of electors, voters, about any error or inaccuracies in the voter list for the referendum. For 12:00 am, and on polling day during 2:00 after treatment, but not later than the date of the end of voting, the District Election Commission, the referendum is obliged to verify the statement, as well as the documents and either fix the error or inaccuracy, or give to the applicant in writing together with the reasons for rejection. Exclusion from the list of voters citizen after its signature by the President and the Secretary of the territorial Election Commission shall be carried out only on the basis of information received from the relevant authorities responsible for registration (registration) of voters for the referendum. The list of voters for the referendum date exceptions citizen from the list, and the reason for the exception. This record shall be certified by the signature of the Chairman of the local election Commission. The decision of the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission may be appealed to a higher Election Commission, the referendum (the level of elections, referendum) or in court (at the location of the polling station Election Commission, referendum), who must examine the complaint within three days, and on the day of the vote immediately.
15. Any changes in the lists of voters for the referendum after the end of voting and counting of votes began, participants in the referendum shall be prohibited.
Article 19. The formation of electoral districts 1. Electoral constituencies are formed on the basis of the data on the number of voters registered in their respective territories, in accordance with paragraph 4 of article 17 of this federal law, which provided the level of election of executive bodies of State power and bodies of local self-government, as well as the commanders of the military units not later than within 5 days after the appointment of the polling day. The corresponding Election Commission no later than 70 days before the ballot day lays out education constituencies, in which marked their boundaries, list of administrative-territorial units or municipalities or localities within each constituency (if the constituency includes part of the territory of the administrative territorial unit or municipality or locality should be marked on the diagram the borders of this part of the territory of the administrative territorial unit or municipal entity or locality), and the center of each electoral district, the number of voters in each electoral district. The corresponding representative organ of State power, local self-government body approves the scheme of formation of electoral districts not later than 60 days before polling day. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
2. If in the territory in which the elections are held, the representative bodies of State power, bodies of local self-government are missing or do not take a decision on the formation of electoral districts within the period stipulated in paragraph 1 of this article, the election shall be held on electoral districts, where the scheme was adopted for the elections to bodies of State power and local self-government bodies of the previous convocation.
3. in the conduct of the elections in the Russian Federation shall form electoral districts, subject to the following requirements: the approximate equality one-member electoral districts according to the number of voters with a permissible deviation from the average representation of voters by not more than 10 per cent, and in inaccessible and remote areas-not more than 15 per cent. When the multi-member constituencies observed an approximate equal numbers of voters to the parliamentary mandate. The deviation of the number of voters in multi-member constituency from the average voter representation, multiplied by the number of Deputy mandates in this area, may not exceed 10 per cent, and in inaccessible and remote locations-15 per cent of the average voter representation. These requirements may not apply for the elections in the Federal State authorities and other federal authorities in case federal law establishes the mandatory education of at least one electoral district on the territory of each constituent entity of the Russian Federation. List of inaccessible and remote areas shall be determined by the law of the Russian Federation, which entered into force before the day of official publication of the decision on the appointment of the elections; (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

in the formation of constituencies on the territories of compact residence of the small-numbered indigenous peoples of the permissible deviation from the average voter representation in accordance with the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation may exceed the specified limit, but there should be no more than 30 percent;
constituency is a single territory, not allowed education constituency from bordering territories, except for the cases stipulated by federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
4. Subject to the requirements of education constituencies referred to in paragraph 3 of this article, take into account the administrative-territorial division (Division) of the Russian Federation, territories of municipalities.
5. Publication (disclosure) scheme formed constituencies, including its graphical image shall be administered by an appropriate body of State power, local self-government authority not later than 5 days after its approval.
6. In the case of mnogomandatnogo constituency number of mandates to be distributed in the district may not exceed five.
Article 20. Formation of polling stations, the referendum 1. To conduct the voting and counting of votes, voters formed polls, referendum.
2. selective plots, referendum formed the head of the municipality by agreement with the electoral commissions, commissions a referendum based on the number of voters, voters registered in the constituency, the referendum in accordance with paragraph 4 of article 17 of this federal law, the rate of no more than 3 thousand voters, voters at every polling station no later than 45 days prior to polling day at the referendum of the Russian Federation and for 30 days before the voting in elections other referendums.
3. selective plots, the referendum for the citizens of the Russian Federation situated in 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 requirement on the number of electors, voters, referred to in paragraph 2 of this article may not be applied in the formation of polling stations polling stations referendum outside the territory of the Russian Federation.
4. the boundaries of the polling stations should not cross the boundaries of electoral districts. Order registry polling stations established outside the territory of the Russian Federation to the constituencies created for the holding of elections to the federal bodies of State power, defined by federal constitutional laws and federal laws.
5. In places of temporary residence of voters for the referendum (hospitals, sanatoria, rest homes and other places of temporary residence), in difficult and remote areas, on the vessels in the day of the vote, a referendum during the voyage and on polar stations may form electoral plots, a referendum within the period stipulated in paragraph 2 of this article and in exceptional cases-not later than 5 days before polling day; such polls are included in the electoral districts on their location or at the place of registration of the ship.
6. members shall vote on the general polling stations, polling stations in the referendum. Polling stations in military units, a referendum can form in the cases and in the manner and within the time limits established federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
7. the list of polling stations, the stations of the referendum with the indication of their borders and the locations of the electoral commissions, commissions and premises for voting should be issued by the head of the municipal education not later than 30 days prior to polling day at the referendum of the Russian Federation and for 25 days before the voting in elections, referendums.
Chapter IV. The Electoral Commission, the referendum Article 21. System and the status of electoral commissions, commissions of referendum 1. In the Russian Federation the following commissions: Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation;
the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation;
district electoral commissions. District election commissions formed in cases stipulated by federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the elections in single member or multi-member electoral districts;

territorial (regional, city and others). Within one administrative-territorial units with a large number of voters formed several territorial election commissions; in the cases provided for by federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the territorial Election Commission acted as electoral commissions of municipalities;
precinct election commissions.
2. During their respective referendums, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation subjects act as referendum commissions. Other electoral commissions can act as referendum commissions to address the appropriate State authorities, local self-government bodies, carrying out formation of election commissions, which was taken in the manner prescribed by this federal law.
3. the Election Commission, the Referendum Commission shall ensure the implementation and protection of electoral rights and the right to vote of citizens of the Russian Federation, training and conduct of elections and referendums in the Russian Federation.
4. the Election Commission, the referendum shall, within the limits of their competence to consider received to them during the election campaign, or the preparation and holding of referendum appeals on violation of this federal law, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities in part, governing the preparation and holding of elections, referendum, to carry out checks on these appeals and giving individuals have filed appeals, the written replies within five days but no later than the day preceding the day of the vote, and on polling day or on the day following the day of the vote, immediately. If the facts contained in an unsolicited, require additional validation, they are accepted not later than within ten days. The Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission shall have the right to request submission for appropriate checks and punish violations of this federal law, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities in part, governing the preparation and holding of elections, referendum, the law enforcement organs, which are obliged within five days, but no later than the day preceding the day of the vote, and on polling day or on the day of following the vote, immediately take measures to stop these violations. If the facts contained in the appeal, require additional validation, these measures are accepted not later than within ten days. (New paragraph 4 is supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
5. the Election Commission, the referendum provide voter education, voters on the timing and modalities of the implementation of the electoral action, action related to preparation and holding of the referendum during the election campaign, the preparation and conduct of the referendum, on candidates registered candidates. (New paragraph 5 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

6. the powers and procedure of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation established by this federal law, federal constitutional laws and federal laws.
7. the powers and procedures of other electoral commissions, commissions a referendum during the preparation and holding of elections to the Federal State authorities and referendums in the Russian Federation established by this federal law, federal constitutional laws and federal laws, in the preparation and holding of the elections to bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government, as well as referendums in constituent entities of the Russian Federation and local referenda-this federal law , constitutions, statutes, laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities.
8. The combination of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission authority for the preparation and conduct of elections and referenda at various levels may by decision of the higher (respectively the level of election or referendum) of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, which was adopted on the basis of the treatment of inferior Election Commission, the Referendum Commission agreed with the relevant State authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government.
9. the decisions of the higher (respectively the level of election or referendum) of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission taken within its competence are required for subordinate electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum.

10. The decision of the Electoral Commission, the referendum, contrary to the Federal constitutional laws, federal laws or laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation or the decision with regard to the exceedance of established powers reversible higher Election Commission, the Referendum Commission (level of elections, referendum) or court. While a higher Electoral Commission, the referendum has the right to take a decision on the merits.
11. the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of constituent entities of the Russian Federation are State bodies engaged in the preparation and conduct of elections and referendums in the Russian Federation in accordance with the competence established by this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
12. the Election Commission, the referendum within the limits of its competence, independent of bodies of State power and bodies of local self-government.
13. decisions and acts of the electoral commissions, commissions a referendum adopted within the limits of their competence, established by this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation are required for federal bodies of executive power, bodies of executive power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, State bodies, local government bodies, the candidates of the registered candidates and electoral associations and blocs, public associations, organizations, officials, voters and voters.
14. Financing of the activities of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation is financed from the federal budget, the Election Commission of the Russian Federation-Federal budget and the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the territorial Election Commission, acting on a permanent basis, local budget, and in cases stipulated by the Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, also at the expense of the federal budget, respectively, to the subject of the Russian Federation. (Paras. 4-12 count respectively paragraphs 6-14 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 15. The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation submits an annual report on spending of federal funds allocated to its activities and the holding of elections, in the manner and form established by federal laws. The Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation annually reports on the performance of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation budget allocated to its activities and the holding of elections, in the manner and form established by federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (Item 15 is supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 16. State and local self-government bodies, institutions, organizations and enterprises with State participation, and their officials are obliged to provide electoral commissions, commissions are referendum support for the implementation of their mandates, in particular, to provide the necessary premises, transport, communications, technical equipment, information and material to respond to appeals of electoral commissions, commissions a referendum within the period prescribed by the Federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and the Organization exercising the body-and (or) radio broadcasting, and editions of periodicals referred to in paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, shall provide a possibility for placing printed information of electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum, as well as to provide the electoral commissions, commissions a referendum free airtime to inform voters, voters in the manner prescribed by this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The cost to organizations engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts and editions of periodicals covered in the manner prescribed by article 40, paragraph 5, respectively, and article 41, paragraph 1 hereof. Voluntary associations, enterprises, institutions, organizations, television and/or radio broadcasts and editions of periodicals not listed in paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, as well as their officials are obliged to provide electoral commissions, commissions are referendum necessary information and materials to respond to appeals of electoral commissions, commissions a referendum within the period prescribed by federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), Article 22. The procedure for the formation and status of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation

1. the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation operates on a permanent basis and is a legal entity. The term of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation for four years.
2. the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation consists of 15 members. Five members of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall be appointed by the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from among candidates proposed by the deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the parliamentary groups in the State Duma. Five members of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall be appointed by the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from among candidates proposed by the factions in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, other parliamentary associations, as well as deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. From one Deputy Association in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation may not be assigned to more than one representative. Five members of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall be appointed by the President of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
3. the members of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation must have higher legal education or a degree in law.
4. the members of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation organize work on specific areas of activity of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, as defined by the regulations of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, and bear responsibility for results in these areas.
5. the members of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall elect from among its members by secret ballot, the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation and the Secretary of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
6. the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation carries out within its competence leadership election commissions on elections of the Federal State authorities, as well as the referendum of the Russian Federation.
7. the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, together with the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation: monitors the electoral rights and right to participate in the referendum of the citizens of the Russian Federation;
organize the development of the standards of the process equipment required for the work of electoral commissions, commissions a referendum approves the specified standards and monitors their observance;
provides an implementation of the federal target programmes related to preparation and holding of elections and referendums, the development of the electoral system in the Russian Federation, legal training voters, training members of electoral commissions and other organizers of the elections and referenda;
implementing measures for the Organization of the system of financing elections and referendums, a single allocation of broadcasting time among registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs to conduct pre-election campaigns, establishment of the results of the vote, determine the results of elections and referendums in the Russian Federation and the procedure of publication of the results of the vote and the results of the elections and referenda;
distributes funds from the federal budget allocated to financial support for the preparation and conduct of the elections and referendum monitors their proper use;
provides legal, methodological, organizational and technical assistance to electoral commissions, commissions a referendum;
hears the message of federal bodies of executive power, bodies of executive power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and bodies of local self-government on matters related to preparation and holding of elections and referendum;
establishes standards of manufacture (including degree of protection) of the ballot, the ballot paper at the referendum, poll, voters and other election documents and documents relating to the preparation and conduct of the referendum;
considering complaints (applications) on the decisions and actions (inactivity) of the subordinate electoral commissions and accepts complaints (statements) reasoned decisions;
exercise other powers in accordance with this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws.
8. the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation within the allocated funds from the federal budget to it determines the size and establishes the procedure of compensation of employees of the agencies and organizations established to ensure its activities. (New paragraph 8 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)


9. the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, together with the Federal State authorities, the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation, executive bodies of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and bodies of local self-government, organizes the State system of registration of voters, voter and participates in the implementation of this registration.
10. the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, within the limits of its competence has the right to issue instructions on the uniform application of this federal law and in cases envisaged by federal constitutional laws and federal laws, instructions on the uniform application of the relevant federal constitutional laws and federal laws.
11. the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall have the right to give opinions on the conformity of laws of subjects of the Russian Federation the present Federal law.
12. the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation has an official press organ. (Paras. 8-11 take 9-12 points, respectively, as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), Article 23. The formation of electoral commissions and the term of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, district election commissions, territorial and precinct electoral commissions, commissions of referendum 1. Formation of election commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation, as well as district electoral commissions for election to federal bodies of State power is exercised by the legislative (representative) and executive bodies of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation on the basis of proposals of electoral associations, electoral blocks, public associations, elected bodies of local self-government, Election Commission of the Russian Federation or the District Electoral Commission of the previous. While public servants can not constitute more than one third of the total number of members of the Election Commission. Half of the members of the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, district electoral commissions on the elections in the Federal State authorities 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. As the legislative (representative) and executive organ of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation shall appoint not less than one third of them appointed by the number of members of the Election Commission on the basis of the proposals of each electoral associations and blocs, with factions in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, as well as on the basis of proposals of electoral associations and blocs, with factions in the legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. While the Election Commission may be appointed no more than one representative from each constituency associations, electoral blocks.
2. formation of territorial electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum, as well as district electoral commissions on the elections into the State authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and bodies of local self-government is carried out on the basis of proposals of electoral associations, electoral blocks, public associations, meetings of voters at home, work, school, previous electoral commissions and district electoral commissions, commissions on the basis of proposals from the referendum electoral associations and blocs, public associations , Assembly of voters at home, work, service, student representative body (representative bodies) of the local government. Representative body (bodies) of local self-government must (must) nominate no less than one third of the composition of the territorial, the local election Commission, the referendum, as well as district electoral commissions on the elections to bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and bodies of local self-government on the basis of the proposals of each electoral associations and blocs, with factions in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, as well as on the basis of proposals of electoral associations , electoral blocks, with factions in the legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and (or) in the representative body (representative bodies) of the local government. It may not be assigned to more than one representative from each voter associations, electoral blocks. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

3. In the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the system of Government which provides for the establishment of territorial bodies of State power of regions and other administrative-territorial units, the territorial Election Commission, at the appropriate level of the referendum formed representative and executive bodies of State authority in the manner provided for in paragraph 1 of this article. (New paragraph 3 has been supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

4. in the event of early termination of powers of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local authority the right to make proposals on the composition of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission for electoral blocs, electoral blocs had Deputy factions in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local self-government body of the last convocation. (Para 3 as subclause 4 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
5. If authorized by this federal law, bodies of State power and bodies of local self-government shall not appoint any part of composition the composition of the district, territorial, local election Commission, the referendum within the period prescribed by the Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education), or if the territory has no corresponding body of State authority or local government authority, the appointment of the whole or part of the composition of the Electoral Commission Referendum Commission, produced the higher Election Commission, the Referendum Commission in compliance with the requirements established by this federal law, Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education). (New paragraph 5 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

6. If, in accordance with the law of the Russian Federation, normative legal act of the organ of local self-government, territorial Election Commission operates on a permanent basis, it operates as a territorial referendum Commission.
7. formation of electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum is carried out not later than three days after the formation of polling station, site of the referendum.
8. in order to ensure the constitutional right of citizens of the Russian Federation to elect and be elected to local self-government bodies federal law may be established norms that govern the powers, order of formation and activity of election commissions on elections to local self-government bodies and apply if laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation stipulates other rules.
9. Civil servants and persons, replacement posts of municipal service in local government, may not constitute more than one third of the total number of members of the territorial, the local election Commission, as well as district electoral commissions on the elections to bodies of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government, territorial Election Commission or a referendum.
10. The Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation subjects are valid on constant basis and are juridical persons. The term of Office of the election commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation establishes the laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, but may not be less than five years and the term of Office of the legislative (representative) body of State authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, and, in the case of the Constitution, the Charter, the law of the Russian Federation, the term of Office of the legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation is not installed, less than the term of Office once elected Deputy of the body.
11. the term of Office of the district electoral commissions for election to federal bodies of State power is the same as that of the body, the preparation and conduct of the elections in which carry out these election commissions.

12. the term of Office of the territorial electoral commissions, commissions referendum establishes federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the statutes of the municipalities, the term of Office of the district electoral commissions on the elections into the State authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government-laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) can be provided for the activities of the territorial Election Commission on an ongoing basis. In this case, the term of Office of the territorial Election Commission cannot be less than five years and the term of Office of the representative body of local self-government, preparation and holding of elections in which exercises territorial Election Commission or, if the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) term representative body of local self-government is not installed, less than the term of Office once elected Deputy of the body.
13. Powers of the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission shall cease through 10 days from the day of official publication of the results of elections, referendum if the address of the higher Election Commission, the referendum did not receive complaints and protests the actions (inaction) of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, which had disrupted voting and counting of votes, and if you are not on these facts the trial. In the case of an appeal against or challenge the outcome of the voting powers of the Electoral Commission shall be terminated after a final decision on the merits of the complaint, to protest higher Commission or a court.
14. the Electoral Commission, acting on a permanent basis, going to its first meeting not later than on the fifteenth day after the issuance of the decision on the appointment of its members. While the Electoral Commission must be assigned at least two thirds of the members of the Electoral Commission. On the day of the first meeting of the Election Commission new composition of the powers of the Electoral Commission then terminated. (Paras. 4-12 count respectively paragraphs 6-14 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 24. The status of members of electoral commissions, commissions referendum 1. Members of electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum with a casting vote may not be deputies of the legislative (representative) organs of State power, local self-government bodies, elected officials of the organs of State power and bodies of local self-government, judges, candidates registered candidates, their proxies, delegates and Trustees groups of voters and electoral associations and blocs contesting candidates, as well as the referendum initiative groups, members of electoral commissions referendum commissions with the right of deliberative vote, spouses and close relatives of candidates registered candidates or persons who are directly subordinate to the candidates of the registered candidates.
2. Under the direct subordination of the present Federal Act refers to service relationship between Manager and subordinate, under which the first has on the latter powerfully conferred powers, it has the right to employment and dismissal of a subordinate or within the authority have the right to give him orders and directives are binding, use measures of promotion and disciplinary action.
3. the Member of the Election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote may not simultaneously be a member of a higher or lower level of elections, referendum, referendum Commission Election Commission with the power to vote. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
4. the term of Office of members of electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum with the casting vote will expire at the termination of the powers of these electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum.
5. the Member of the Election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote is relieved of her duties as a member of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission prior to the expiration of the term of Office by a decision of the authority, the body that appointed him, in case of: filing a member of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission statements in writing about abdicating its powers;
the loss of a member of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission of citizenship of the Russian Federation;
the entry into force of a conviction in respect of a member of the Election Commission, the referendum;
Confessions of a member of the Election Commission, the referendum by a court decision that has entered into legal force, incapable, of limited dispositive capacity, missing or dead;
the death of a member of the Election Commission, the referendum;

Confessions of a member of the Election Commission, the referendum on the basis of the application of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum by a court decision that has entered into legal force, consistently performing duties;
the appearance of grounds, as provided in paragraph 1 of this article.
6. the powers of the Member of the Election Commission, the referendum with the right to vote shall be terminated in case of dissolution of the Electoral Commission in accordance with article 25 of this federal law.
7. the authority, which had appointed a member of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, shall appoint a new Member of the Election Commission, the referendum instead of a member who left under the above circumstances, not later than in a month, and at the time of the relevant elections, referendum not later than ten days from the date of its disposal in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 2 of article 22, paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 23 hereof. In the event of failure by the authorized body of the requirements of the new Member of the Election Commission, the Referendum Commission shall designate competent Electoral Commission, the referendum in accordance with the provisions of this federal law. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
8. The Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, other Election Commission, acting on a permanent basis, replaces the post in the Commission on a regular (full-time) basis. The Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation should have, as a rule, higher legal education or a degree in law.
9. A member of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, other Election Commission, acting on a permanent basis, with a casting vote can work in the Commission on a regular (full-time) basis.
10. A member of the Election Commission with the power to vote, running on a regular (full-time) basis, cannot replace other public positions on State or municipal service, entrepreneurial and other paid activity, except teaching, scientific and other creative activities.
11. the State takes all necessary measures for the physical and social security replacement position on a regular (full-time) basis of members of electoral commissions, acting on a constant basis, and these devices employees commissions. Size and types of salaries to permanent (full-time) basis of members of electoral commissions, acting on a constant basis, determined by federal laws, laws and other normative legal acts of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and shall not be less than the size and types of salaries of persons employed in public positions, respectively, of the category "a" in a federal body of executive power, the legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation or in the body of the Executive power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation or substitute municipal positions in local self-government body. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 12. Member of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission with power to vote, so at the time of the preparation and conduct of the elections, the referendum from the main work, saved the average earnings by place of work. Member of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission with power to vote, so at the time of the preparation and conduct of the elections, the referendum from the main work, extra pay may be made at the expense of funds allocated for the holding of elections, referendum, to the extent and pursuant to the procedure provided by the Election Commission, the Referendum Commission, which by law is charged with directing the activities of subordinate electoral commissions, commissions on referendum preparations and conduct relevant elections, referendum. The size and the procedure for remuneration of the members of election commissions, the commissions of the referendum with a casting vote at the expense of funds allocated from the federal budget, are set by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 13. Member of the Election Commission, the referendum with the right to vote during the elections, the referendum could not be held without the consent of the Procurator of the Russian Federation, and a member of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation-the Attorney-General of the Russian Federation to criminal responsibility, measures of administrative punishment imposed by a court.
14. A member of the Election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote at the time of the relevant elections, referendum cannot be on the initiative of the Administration (employer) dismissed or transferred without his consent.

15. After the registration of the corresponding Election Commission candidate (list of candidates) the candidate, electoral Association, electoral bloc, which put forward a list of candidates may appoint to the Electoral Commission, zaregistrirovavshuju candidate (list of candidates), and lower-level election commissions of one member of the Commission with the right of deliberative vote. Selective merge, electoral bloc, which nominated registered candidates, may also appoint an Election Commission, on which the Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation entrusted with leading the work of subordinate election commissions on the preparation and conduct of the election concerned, one member of the Electoral Commission with the right of deliberative vote. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 16. For the referendum after the decision to hold a referendum authorized body of the initiative group for the referendum, as well as electoral associations, electoral blocs represented in the representative body of State power, local self-government level referendum or in the representative body of a higher level have the right to assign to the appropriate subordinate referendum Commission and one member of the Referendum Commission with the right of deliberative vote.
17. a member of the Commission with the right of deliberative vote has full rights member of the Commission with the right to vote on questions of preparation and carrying out elections, referendum, except for the right to issue ballot papers, ballots in the referendum, the participation in the sorting and counting of ballot papers, ballots in the referendum, a report on the outcome of the vote, election results, voting rights in deciding , related to the competence of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum and the right to sign the decision of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission.
18. A member of the Election Commission, the referendum as with casting and with the right of deliberative vote: advance informed about the meetings of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum;
the right to speak at a meeting of the Election Commission, the Referendum Commission, make proposals on matters within the competence of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum and require the vote on these matters;
has the right to ask other participants of the meeting of the Electoral Commission, the referendum questions in accordance with the agenda and receive answers on the merits;
the right to get acquainted with any documents and materials (including lists of electors, voters, ballot papers, ballot papers to vote in a referendum), including documents and materials on machine-readable carriers, appropriate and subordinate electoral commissions, commissions and obtain copies of these documents and materials (with the exception of lists of electors, voters, ballot papers, ballots in a referendum), require assurances these copies;
has the right to appeal against the actions (inaction) of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission to the appropriate higher Commission or in court.
19. Powers of the members of the Electoral Commission with the right of deliberative vote in cases where applicants, their nominated, lists of candidates put forward electoral associations, electoral blocks, their naznachivshimi were elected (participated in the distribution of mandates), continue until the end of the registration of candidates (lists of candidates) at the next elections in the same body or on the same post; the powers of the remaining members of the Electoral Commission, the members of the Commission with the right of a deliberative vote referendum shall terminate 30 days respectively after the official publication of the election results on all ballots held in the territory in the framework of this campaign, or through the 10 days after the official publication of the results of the referendum.
20. a member of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission with the right of deliberative vote in the period covered by his mandate, has established this article rights related to the preparation and the conduct of all elections and referendums, in which participates the Electoral Commission, the referendum.
21. the powers of the Member of the Election Commission, the referendum with the right of a deliberative vote can be terminated by a decision of the person or body to appoint the members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum, and transferred to another person.
Article 25. The dissolution of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission

1. in case of violation of the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, district, territorial, local election Commission, the Referendum Commission of citizens ' electoral rights, the right of citizens to take part in the referendum, which the recognition of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation in the manner prescribed by this federal law (including on the basis of a judicial decision), federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, void the results of the voting on the relevant territory or election results the referendum, the Electoral Commission, specified the referendum can be dissolved by the Court, respectively, jurisdiction, paragraph 2 of article 63 of this federal law.
2. a statement in court about the dissolution of the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation shall have the right to request a group of not less than one third of the total membership of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation or the deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation or not less than one third of the total number of the deputies of the legislative (representative) body of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, a group of Deputies any of the elected chambers of the body of at least one third of the total number of deputies of the Chamber as well as the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
3. a statement in court to disband the district, territorial, local election Commission is entitled to apply to a group of Deputies numbering not less than one third of the total number of the deputies of the legislative (representative) body of the relevant constituent entity of the Russian Federation, a group of Deputies any of the elected chambers of the body of at least one third of the total number of deputies of the Chamber, or a group of Deputies corresponding representative body of local self-government, numbering not less than one third of the total number of the deputies of this body as well as the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation.
4. a statement of the disbandment of the Commission shall be considered immediately and a decision on it shall be made not later than 14 days. The case of the dissolution of the Electoral Commission, the referendum is seen by the Court in a collegial manner.
5. Public authorities or local self-government body, which may include the formation of an Election Commission, the Referendum Commission, are required to generate the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum not later than 14 days after the entry into force of the court verdict on the dissolution of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission.
6. Dissolution of the Electoral Commission shall not entail termination of the term of Office of the members of the corresponding Election Commission with the right of deliberative vote.
Article 26. Transparency in the work of electoral commissions, commissions referendum 1. At all meetings of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum, as well as in the implementation of the relevant divisional, territorial Election Commission, the Referendum Commission work with lists of voters, voters with ballots, ballots for voting in a referendum to vote for identity absentee balloters have arrived elections, referendum, protocols on the outcome of the vote is entitled to be present, the members of the superior election commissions, commissions, the registered referendum or the higher Election Commission candidate or his authorised person authorized representative or trustee electoral associations, electoral bloc, a list of candidates from which the registered or the higher Election Commission or a candidate from this list, or an authorized representative, Member of the initiative group for the referendum. To attend meetings and work with the specified electoral documents, documents related to the preparation and holding of the referendum, these persons do not need additional permission. The corresponding Election Commission, the referendum must provide notification and the opportunity to free access of these persons to attend meetings and work with the specified electoral documents, documents related to the preparation and holding of the referendum. At the meetings and the work with the specified electoral documents, documents related to the preparation and holding of a referendum may also be attended by representatives of the media. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

2. Decisions of electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum are published in mass media, referred to in paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, at the expense of current budget financing of these media and transferred to other media within the deadlines established by federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
3. on the ballot day since the start of the work of the local election Commission, the Electoral Commission of the referendum and to the communication of the adoption by the higher Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission Protocol on the outcome of the vote, as well as during the repeated counting of votes of voters at polling stations, stations of the referendum may attend persons listed in paragraph 1 of this article, as well as observers, media representatives, foreign (International) observers.
4. In the premises of the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission formed at a polling station, site of the referendum formed in the military, closed administrative-territorial entity, hospital, sanitarium, rest home, remand prison and remand prison, as well as the premises for voting at the polling station, site of the referendum must be accessible to all members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum, observers and other persons referred to in paragraph 1 of this article.
5. observers, media representatives, foreign (International) observers shall be entitled to be present in other electoral commissions, commissions when establishing their referendum outcome, determining the outcome of elections, drafting of the relevant protocols on the outcome of the vote, the results of the elections, as well as during the repeated counting of votes of the voters.
6. the powers of the observer must be certified in writing by a registered candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc, a public association, the initiative group for the referendum, whose interests are represented by the observer, indicating his name, first name and patronymic, place of residence, as well as polling numbers, referendum, Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, where it is sent. This document is valid upon presentation of a passport or a document replacing it. Advance notice of the direction the observer is not required.
7. The law of the Russian Federation governing the holding of local elections, may be provided for observers from groups of voters. In this case the Observer Group of voters must present upon arrival at the precinct or territorial Election Commission sign-up sheet (sheets) with signatures of citizens of the Russian Federation entitled to vote in the appropriate section of the territory, in the amount established by the law of the Russian Federation, but not more than 50 signatures. The Observer Group of voters is responsible for the correctness of the information specified in the subscription list (s).
8. As indicated in paragraphs 6 and 7 of this article documents may be provided in the precinct Electoral Commission, the referendum in the period specified in paragraph 3 of this article, in territorial and other Electoral Commission, the referendum since the beginning of the work on the drafting of a Protocol on the outcome of the vote in the territory before the end of the work.
9. observers shall be entitled to: (a)) get acquainted with voters, voters lists;
b) reside in the premises for voting the corresponding polling station, election day referendum at any time during the period specified in paragraph 3 of this article;
in the voting of the electorate) to attend, voters outside the premises for voting;
g) observe a count of the number of citizens that have been made in the lists of voters, voters, ballot papers, ballots issued to voters in a referendum, referendum participants cancelled ballots, ballots on referendum; observe the counting of votes of voters at the polling station, site of the referendum at a distance and in conditions that ensure them the contents of the ballots; familiarize with any filled or blank ballot referendum ballot bulletin when counting the votes, the voters; oversee the compilation of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission Protocol on the outcome of the vote and other documents within the period specified in paragraph 3 of this article;
d) access to the Chairman of the local election Commission, the referendum, and in case of his absence to face his replacement, with suggestions and comments on the Organization of voting;

(e)) to be acquainted with the Protocol of the local election Commission, the referendum on the outcome of the vote, as well as with the protocols of other electoral commissions, commissions on referendum voting results and election results, produce or obtain from the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission copies of the protocols and documents annexed, as well as other documents received by the corresponding Election Commission, referendum or written specified commissions in the period specified in paragraph 3 of this article, including a list of persons who were present during the vote. On demand electoral observer Commission, the referendum is obliged to extradite or assure these copies;
f) to appeal in accordance with article 63 of this federal law, actions (inaction) of the local election Commission, given the Electoral Commission to a higher Election Commission, Commission of the Russian Federation, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation or in court, and actions (inactivity) of the Referendum Commission-to the territorial Commission for the referendum, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation or in court;
w) to be present at the counting of the votes again, voters in their respective commissions.
10. the observer shall not have the right to: (a)) to issue voters, members of the referendum ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum;
b) have to sign for a voter referendum party at his request in receiving ballot papers, ballots on referendum;
in) to fill in for the voter, party referendum on his request, ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum;
g) undertake actions that violate the secrecy of the ballot;
d) to participate directly in the members of the Election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote counting of the ballots, ballots on referendum;
(e)) take actions that interfere with the work of the Electoral Commission, the referendum;
f) to campaign among voters for the referendum;
w) participate in decision-making by the corresponding Election Commission, Commission for the referendum.
11. Representatives of mass media have the right to acquaint themselves with the record of the local election Commission, the referendum on the outcome of the vote, as well as with the protocols of other electoral commissions on the results of the vote or the results of elections, referendum, produce or obtain from the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission copies of the protocols and documents annexed. At the request of the representative of the media, the Electoral Commission, the referendum is obliged to certify the copy of Protocol on the outcome of the vote or the results of elections, referendum.
12. Certification of copies of the protocols and other documents of the electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum is carried out by the President or the Secretary of the Election Commission, the referendum. While in zaverjaemom document these individuals write "true copy", signs and putting a stamp of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum.
13. foreign (International) observers are permitted to enter the Russian Federation in the manner laid down by federal law, and when there is an invitation of public authorities, electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum shall be accredited by the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation. Activity of foreign (International) observers shall be governed by federal constitutional laws and federal laws.
Article 27. The Organization of electoral commissions, commissions referendum 1. The work of electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum is carried out collectively.
2. the Electoral Commission, the referendum is competent to commence work if its composition is formed by not less than two thirds of the whole.
3. the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Election Commission, the Referendum Commission shall be elected by secret ballot at the first meeting from among the members of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission.
4. the meetings of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission shall be convened by the Chairman or Deputy Chairman on behalf of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, as well as at the request of not less than one third of the members of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission with the right to vote.
5. the Member of the Election Commission, the referendum with the right to vote must be present at all meetings of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission.

6. a meeting of the Election Commission, the referendum is eligible if it was attended by the majority of the membership of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission with the right to vote. Meeting of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation is qualified if attended by at least two thirds of the members of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation with a right to vote accordingly.
7. the Electoral Commission, a referendum upon the request of any member of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, as well as any Member present at a meeting of the higher Election Commission, a referendum is required to vote on any matter within its competence and the Electoral Commission, Commission for the referendum at a meeting in accordance with the approved agenda. (New paragraph 7 Federal law supplemented by 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

8. the decisions of the Election Commission, the referendum to elect a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of the Election Commission, the referendum on financing the preparation and holding of the elections and referendum, on registration of candidates (lists of candidates), de-registration of candidates, on the outcome of the vote or on the results of elections, referendum, a referendum to declare the election invalid or null and void, the conducting of a repeated voting or elections, for rescission of the decision by the Electoral Commission Referendum Commission, in the manner provided for in article 21, paragraph 10, and paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 of article 63 of this federal law shall be adopted at a meeting of the Election Commission, the referendum by a majority of votes of the established number of members of the Election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
9. the decisions of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission on other issues shall be taken by a majority of votes from the number of members of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission with the right to vote.
10. When decisions are taken by the Election Commission, the Referendum Commission in case of equal number of votes for and against the vote of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, the referendum is conclusive.
11. The decision of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission shall be signed by the President and the Secretary of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission.
12. the members of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, disagreeing with the decision taken by the Commission, may, in writing, to express a dissenting opinion, which should be considered by the Commission, reflected in its Protocol annexed thereto and brought to the attention of the Chairman of the Commission of the higher (level of elections, referendum) of the Electoral Commission, the referendum no later than within three days and on polling day and the day following the day of the vote -immediately.
13. the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of constituent entities of the Russian Federation have the apparatus, structure, and States which are specified by the commissions themselves. These devices employees are civil servants. The Electoral Commission, the referendum may involve work related to preparation and holding of elections, referendum, emergency workers in employment relationships. (Paras. 8-12 count respectively paragraphs 9-13 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), chap. V. Nomination and registration of candidates, the referendum initiative Article 28. The right of nomination of candidates 1. Candidates may be nominated by the relevant constituencies and voters through self-nomination. Candidates (candidates) can also be brought electoral associations, electoral blocks.

2. nomination of the candidate (list of candidates) is possible if the person (each of the nominated persons) a written declaration of consent to stand, indicating information identifiers (name, surname, date of birth, education, work or service (if there is no principal place of business or service-occupation), position, information about nesnjatyh or outstanding convictions, together with an indication of the number (s) and names (names of) article (s) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on the basis of which the candidate was convicted, as well as articles (articles) of the Penal Code adopted in accordance with the fundamentals of criminal legislation of the Union of SSR and the Union Republics, article (s) of the law of a foreign State if the applicant had been convicted in accordance with these legislative acts for acts recognized as an offence the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, citizenship, including the nationality of a foreign State with the date and grounds of its acquisition) and given the commitment if elected to cease activities incompatible with the status of Deputy or replacement another elective office. The statement together with the notification of the beginning of the signatures collection is sent to the corresponding Election Commission. If a candidate registered candidate uses in his creative activity or alias if among the candidates of the registered candidates are namesakes, the specified candidate, registered candidate may not later than 5 days after the last day of filing documents for registration in the register of the corresponding Election Commission his nickname, and in the presence of odnofamil'ca-any alias that he may at the same time with indication of the surname, name, patronymic of the use during the election campaign and which at the same time indicating the names of the , first name, middle name must be specified in all formal (including information) documents and other relevant materials produced by and subordinate election commissions. As the specified alias cannot be used surname or previously registered alias for a candidate nominated by or registered in the same constituency or electoral district, which has a common border with that County. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
3. the applicable law the period of nomination of candidates (lists of candidates) must be not less than 45 days in the election of the President of the Russian Federation, deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, other federal government bodies provided for in the Constitution of the Russian Federation and elected directly by citizens, not less than 30 days-for elections to bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, no less than 20 days-when local elections , heads and other officials of the municipalities.
4. all candidates have equal rights and bear equal responsibilities. Replacement candidates, State and municipal posts is not entitled to take advantage of his official or service position.
5. Use the advantages of an official or service position in the present Federal law should be understood: to attract individuals who are under subordination or other career dependence of other State and municipal officials to implement service time activities contributing to the nomination and/or election;
the use of the premises occupied by the State bodies or local authorities for activities conducive to the nomination and/or election, in case other candidates or registered candidates cannot use these same premises under the same conditions;
the use of telephone, facsimile and other means of communication, information services, Office equipment, to ensure the functioning of State agencies or local governments for the collection of signatures and canvassing; (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) free of charge or on preferential terms to use for activities conducive to the nomination and/or election, vehicles in State or municipal ownership. This provision does not apply to persons using the specified transport in accordance with the Federal law on State protection;
collecting signatures, the pre-election campaign by State or municipal employees during Office (financed by public or municipal funds) trips;
preferential access (compared to other candidates, registered candidates) to the media referred to in paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, with the aim of collecting signatures or electioneering.
Compliance with the listed limitations should not interfere with deputies, elected officials of their duties before the voters.

6. a citizen of the Russian Federation, gave the position of President of the Russian Federation and prematurely terminated pursuant to the powers of the President of the Russian Federation in case of resignation, resistant to the inability for health reasons to exercise his powers or dismissal may not be nominated for the election scheduled in connection with the specified circumstances. (Item 6 supplemented by federal law from 10.07.2001 N 89-FZ)
7. a citizen of the Russian Federation's principal officer of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation (the head of the Supreme executive body of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation) and retired from the post in resignation, or in connection with the expression it mistrust the legislative (representative) body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation or detached from the post may not be nominated for the election scheduled in connection with the specified circumstances. (Paragraph 7 Federal law-supplemented 10.07.2001 N 89-FZ)
8. a citizen of the Russian Federation's head of municipal formation and prematurely terminated the powers of the head of the municipal education on their own or in conjunction with an expression of distrust him representative body of local self-government in accordance with the Charter of municipal formation(education) or detached from the post may not be nominated for the election scheduled in connection with the specified circumstances. (Para 8 supplemented by federal law from 10.07.2001 N 89-FZ), Article 29. Nomination of candidates directly to voters 1. Nominations directly to the voters is conducted through self-nomination, as well as on voter initiative, a group of voters with active suffrage in voting for this candidate, with notification of the election commissions, in which the candidates ' registration, and subsequent collection of signatures in support of candidates.
2. the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation may not contain such a requirement to nominate a candidate (candidates) directly to voters, as the need for a meeting of voters with a certain number of participants.
Article 30. Nomination of candidates the electoral associations, electoral blocks 1. Candidates (candidates) may nominate electoral associations, electoral blocks.
2. nomination of candidates (lists of candidates) of nationwide voter associations is carried out by secret ballot in federal congresses (conferences) of these associations for the elections in the Federal State authorities, at conferences (meetings) regional offices or on federal congresses (conferences) of these associations for the elections to bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation at meetings of local or regional offices of these associations in conducting local elections. Procedure for the nomination of candidates (lists of candidates) of electoral associations registered with the judicial authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, is determined by the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation in accordance with this federal law.
3. Election blocks formed electoral associations. The decision to join the electoral bloc shall be adopted by the Assembly (Conference) of each voter associations, followed by authorized representatives of these electoral associations signed a joint action on the establishment of an electoral bloc. A decision on the nomination of candidates (list of candidates) was adopted at the Congress electoral bloc (Conference) representatives of electoral associations that are members of the block, and signed by the authorized representatives of electoral associations comprising the electoral bloc. Election blocks must be registered in the corresponding election commissions directly after their education either at the time of submission to the Electoral Commission the joint list of candidates. Included in the electoral bloc of electoral associations may not at the same election or participate in other electoral blocs or to act as independent electoral associations. Political association, a founder member of another political party or public association that acts on elections as an electoral Association or taking part in the formation of an electoral bloc, cannot speak at the same elections as an electoral Association, both independently nominating candidates (candidates), and participates in the formation of an electoral bloc. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
4. The designation of the electoral Union is the name specified in the registered a political Charter of the public association. (New paragraph 4 is supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)


5. the name of an electoral bloc shall be determined at the Congress (Conference) representatives of electoral associations included in this block. In naming the bloc cannot be used the name of the public association, registered at this level or higher and not logged-in this electoral bloc as electoral associations, as well as the name of a previously registered electoral bloc. The use of the name and surname of the natural person in the name of an electoral bloc is possible only with the written consent of that individual. (New paragraph 5 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
6. In cases stipulated by the Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the selective Association, electoral bloc with the submission of lists of candidates shall have the right to submit to the corresponding Election Commission its emblem. While the selective Association has the right to submit only your logo registered in the order established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, the electoral bloc the right to represent the logo of any of the associations that are members of the electoral bloc, or any other logo, except for the registered emblems of other public associations, electoral blocs contesting candidates (lists of candidates) on the data or previous elections this or a higher level. The symbolism of electoral associations, electoral bloc shall not violate intellectual property, insult or defame the State symbols (flags, armorial bearings) of the Russian Federation, constituent entities of the Russian Federation, a State religious symbols and national feelings, violate generally accepted standards of morality. (New paragraph 6 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

7. Change the names and symbols of electoral associations and blocs during the election campaign is not allowed. (New paragraph 7 Federal law supplemented by 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
8. the list of candidates nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc, appears in the corresponding election, together with the Commission in accordance with paragraph 2 of article 28 of this federal law's consent to run for the candidates statements from this electoral associations constituency electoral bloc and (or) on the list of candidates. Then begins collecting voters ' signatures in support of candidates (lists of candidates). (Paragraph 4 as subclause 8 and set out in the wording of the Federal law dated 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
9. After the submission of the list of candidates to the Election Commission, its composition and the procedure for the placement of candidates may not be changed except for changes caused by the departure of the (withdrawal) of candidates. In cases stipulated by the Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, this rule does not apply in the conduct of elections in single-member constituencies. (Item 5 and 9 as subclause reworded as follows Federal law dated 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 10. In multi-member electoral constituency Association, electoral bloc has the right to nominate a candidate for each deputy mandate, subject to the replacement in the district. (Para. 10-supplemented the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 31. The collection of voters ' signatures in support of candidates (lists) 1. In support of the candidates (lists of candidates) nominated directly by the voters, electoral associations, electoral blocs, gather signatures of voters in the manner and amount determined by federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The maximum number of signatures required for the registration of candidates (lists of candidates) may not exceed 2 per cent of the number of voters registered in the constituency, in accordance with paragraph 4 of article 17 hereof.
2. Established by federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation the maximum number of signatures required for the registration of candidates in a multi-member constituency may not exceed 2 per cent of the electorate of the relevant constituency, divided by the number of mandates.
3. Federal laws may be installed to collect signatures of voters quota in the territory of one subject of the Russian Federation in elections in federal agencies.
4. the establishment of quotas on collecting signatures of voters in elections to bodies of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government for individual parts of these territories is not allowed.

5. at holding of elections to local self-government bodies in municipalities with the number recorded in accordance with paragraph 4 of article 17 hereof voters less than 10 thousand people collecting voters ' signatures in support of candidates may not be made, unless the law of the Russian Federation establishes another procedure for the nomination of the candidate.
6. Signatures may meet only among voters, having the active right to vote in the electoral district in which the candidate consents to the extension. The participation of the administrations of enterprises of all patterns of ownership, institutions and organizations in the gathering of signatures, as well as forcing in the process of gathering signatures and reward voters for signatures are not allowed. The collection of signatures in the process and in the field of salary is prohibited. Flagrant or repeated violations of these prohibitions may be the basis for the recognition of the corresponding Election Commission or the Court of the invalidity of the collected signatures and (or) the abolition of the registration of the candidate (list of candidates).
7. The right to collect signatures of voters belong to adult capable citizen of the Russian Federation. Candidate, electoral Association may enter into an electoral bloc with the person collecting signatures of voters, gathering signatures. Payment of this work is carried out only through the election fund of the candidate, electoral associations, electoral bloc.
8. A voter referendum party puts a signature in the document, worksheet, where it indicates your surname, name, patronymic, year of birth (at the age of 18 years, an additional day and month of birth), residential address, series and number of passport or a document replacing it and the date of its issuance and the date of any signature. Data about voters, putting his signature in support of the candidate, a list of candidates may be in the sign-up sheet by the person collecting signatures in support of a candidate, the list of candidates. These data are entered as handwritten way. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
9. In the case of candidate appeal or outstanding conviction in subscription sheet must indicate the application number (s) and name (the names of) article (s) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, based on which candidate was convicted, as well as articles (articles) of the Penal Code adopted in accordance with the fundamentals of criminal legislation of the Union of SSR and the Union Republics, article (s) of the law of a foreign State if the applicant had been convicted in accordance with these legislative acts for acts recognized as an offence the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. In the case of candidate nationality of a foreign State must indicate the name of the worksheet, document of the corresponding foreign State. (Para 9-supplemented the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 10. Each electoral Association, electoral bloc, group of voters, voter, which nominated the same candidate and in writing having notified about his proposing the corresponding Election Commission, collects the required number of voters ' signatures in support of the nomination. No summation of voters ' signatures collected different initiators of the nomination of the candidate to support the same candidate. (Para. 10-supplemented the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), Article 32. The registration of candidates (lists) 1. Candidates (candidates) in the presence of the required number of collected signatures in support of them are captured by the corresponding Election Commission if there are drawn up, in accordance with paragraph 2 of article 28 of this federal law, candidates ' applications of their agreement to run in this constituency. The Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation may provide that registration of candidates (lists of candidates) to the corresponding Election Commission should be submitted also information about income and property owned by the applicant (each candidate from the list of candidates) on the right of ownership. Information about the amount and sources of income are presented in the form of a copy of the Declaration of the income of the citizen who is a candidate for the year preceding the appointment of election (with a mark of tax authorities). If, in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation on taxes and dues citizen, the applicant, is not obliged to submit income declaration, it appears the total help magnitude of his income for the year preceding the appointment of election from the Organization at the place of receipt of income. Information about the property owned by the candidate on the right of ownership shall be submitted on the form set out in the annex to the present Federal law. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
2. the Electoral Commission may apply to the appropriate authorities with a proposal to validate the information submitted in accordance with paragraph 2 of article 28 of this federal law and paragraph 1 of this article. (New paragraph 2 is supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)


3. The number of candidates presented for registration (list of candidates), voters ' signatures collected in support of the candidate (list of candidates) may exceed the number of signatures required for registration, but not more than 15 per cent. The Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation cannot be otherwise established a limit on the number of voters ' signatures submitted for registration of the candidate (list of candidates). (Item 2 as subclause 3 and reworded as follows Federal law dated 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
4. Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation shall provide for a procedure for the validation of signatures collected in support of candidates (lists of candidates), and verification may be either all or part of these signature signatures, but not less than 20 per cent of the statutory required for registration of the number of signatures selected for verification through random sampling (lots). When it detects the proportion of false signatures checked among the signatures, the limit value established by federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, but may not be less than 10 and more than 20 per cent of the number of validated signatures, or to register a candidate (list of candidates) the number of reliable signatures, the Electoral Commission refuses to register a candidate (list of candidates). About every verification must advised all presenting a fixed number of signatures to register a candidate (list of candidates) candidates, representatives of electoral associations and blocs, which have nominated their candidates ' lists. During the checking of signatures presented by each electoral Association, electoral bloc, the candidate, including sampling of signatures for verification, may attend all submitting assigned amount of signatures, candidates, representatives of candidates and electoral associations and blocs contesting candidates (lists of candidates), voters who had the initiative to nominate a candidate. The verification and accounting are not eligible for signature are in the signature sheets, but excluded (remaining) initiated the nomination of a candidate (list of candidates) before submitting signatures to the Electoral Commission, if it is them specially noted. (Para 3 as subclause 4 and reworded as follows Federal law dated 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
5. The Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation may be provided that, at the discretion of the candidate, electoral associations, electoral bloc candidate registration (list of candidates) is performed by the corresponding Election Commission is not based on the submitted signatures of voters, but on the basis of the proposal submitted by the candidate to the Election Commission, the electoral Union, electoral bloc, which have put forward their list of candidates, electoral pledge. The fact of collecting, presenting voters ' signatures for registration to the Election Commission, candidate, election, electoral bloc in support of this candidate, the corresponding list of candidates may not be grounds for refusal of registration in the case of a candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc election pledge. Selective bail means of election fund. If a registered candidate is not elected by vote and less established by federal law, the law of the Russian Federation the number of voters who took part in voting, electoral Association, electoral bloc did not participate in the allocation of Deputy mandates and scored the results of voting less than established by federal law, the law of the Russian Federation the number of voters who participated in voting, the election pledge, made as a candidate, electoral Association , electoral bloc, is credited to the income of the relevant budget. Specified number of votes may not be more than 5 per cent of voters who took part in the vote in the relevant electoral district for registered candidates and 3 percent for electoral associations and blocs. The installed size of federal law, the law of the Russian Federation electoral pledge cannot be more than 15 per cent of the installed this Act spending limit of the election fund of the candidate respectively, electoral associations, electoral bloc. How to open and maintain a special account for making and storing electoral pledge by the corresponding Election Commission is established by federal law, the law of the Russian Federation. (New paragraph 5 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)


6. the corresponding Election Commission within a prescribed period, which shall not exceed 10 days at holding of elections to the federal bodies of State power and 5 days for the elections to bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and bodies of local self-government, is obliged to verify that the procedure for the nomination of the candidate (list of candidates) the requirements of the Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation and to take a decision on registration of the candidate (list of candidates) or refuse registration.
7. the candidate can be registered in only one constituency. This rule does not apply when registering a candidate nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc simultaneously in the same elections in the single-mandate constituency, and in the list of candidates. (Paras. 4-5 take it 6-7 points, respectively, as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
8. when registering the candidate nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc, in the relevant decision of the Electoral Commission noted that the nomination of relevant electoral Association, electoral bloc. Candidate nominated by voters, has the right to declare their affiliation to no more than one public association, registered no later than a year before polling day in accordance with the law, and their status in this public association. While registration of the candidate in the list and in the single-mandate constituency in the relevant decision of the District Election Commission obligatorily celebrated the registration of candidates and the list of candidates. (Item 6 as subclause 8 and set out in the wording of the Federal law dated 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
9. in case of refusal to register a candidate (list of candidates), the corresponding Election Commission within 24 hours from the moment of adoption of the decision on refusal to issue to the applicant or authorized representative electoral associations, electoral bloc, a group of voters, voter, author of the candidate a copy of the decision of the Electoral Commission, outlining the grounds for refusal. Grounds for refusal might be: a significant violation of the established federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation order of collection of signatures;
insufficient number of reliable voters ' signatures in support of the candidate (list of candidates) or exceeding the statutory limit of percentage of invalid signatures among the signatures, audited if a candidate, electoral, electoral bloc was not introduced by the deposit;
inaccuracy of information provided by the candidate in accordance with paragraph 2 of article 28 of this federal law and paragraph 1 of this article if the inaccuracy of this information is significant;
How to create a material breach of the election fund and spending its funds;
other grounds stipulated by this federal law.
(Paragraph 7 as subclause 9 and reworded as follows Federal law dated 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 10. If the inaccuracy of information provided by the candidate in accordance with paragraph 2 of article 28 of this federal law and paragraph 1 of this article, installed after the registration of the candidate (list of candidates) and the unreliability of this information is significant, Election Commission no later than 16 days before the ballot day shall have the right to decide to cancel the registration of a candidate (exclude a candidate from a list of candidates), and for 15-1 day before polling day, apply to the Court for the unregistering of view this candidate (delisting candidates). (New paragraph 10 supplemented by federal law from 30/03/99 N 55-FZ) 11. Candidate may at any time withdraw his candidacy, but not later than three days before polling day.
12. Electoral bloc Association at any time but not later than three days prior to polling day, have the right to withdraw a list of candidates and to refuse to participate in elections on the decision to put forward a list of candidates.

13. electoral Association in accordance with its Charter, electoral bloc to address representatives, authorized its electoral associations, introducing the list of candidates together with the collected voter signatures in his support, to exclude certain candidates from a list certified by the corresponding Election Commission to collect signatures. An exception may be made and after registration, but not later than five days before polling day. The total number of candidates excluded from the list, should not exceed 25 per cent of the total number of candidates in a list, with the exception are not subject to the first three candidates on the list. May not be included in the list of persons who were not in it previously, as well as the movement in the list of candidates, except in cases where such transfer is derived from swapping, owing to the departure of some candidates. The Election Commission has no right to refuse to register the list of candidates, changes in which was in accordance with the present Federal law, as well as the Charter of electoral associations, agreement on the establishment of the bloc. (Paras. 8-10 count 11 points respectively-13 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 14. If timed to vote in constituency no one candidate or the number of registered candidates will prove to be less than or equal to the number of mandates, or be registered only one list of candidates, the elections in this constituency to address the corresponding Election Commission postponed for a period not exceeding six months for the additional nomination (rosters) and follow-up electoral action. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 15. Upon the occurrence of specified in paragraph 14 of this article, circumstances resulting from the fact that the candidate without forcing to circumstances withdrew his candidacy or his registration has been cancelled in accordance with paragraph 6 of article 45 of this federal law on elections to the federal bodies of State power, bodies of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government, all expenses incurred by the corresponding Election Commission in the preparation and conduct of elections credited to that candidate. The law of the Russian Federation upon the occurrence of the circumstances referred to in paragraph 14 of this article may provide for voting on a nominee for the election of members of local self-administration bodies, while the candidate is considered elected if it receives at least 50 percent of the voters who participated in voting. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 16. When conducting repeated and by-elections for the vacant the mandate of the current legislative (representative) body of State power, local self-government body cannot be registered candidate who is a Deputy (member) of the body. (Para 16 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 33. Order the referendum initiative 1. Each voter or group of voters eligible to participate in the referendum, as well as the corresponding public association may be established by the initiative group for the referendum at least 20 people for the referendum of the Russian Federation and at least 10 people for conducting a local referendum. The initiator of the referendum may also make selective association registered in authority of justice the level at which it is proposed to hold a referendum, or higher. In this case, the governing body of the electoral Association or governing body of its regional and local offices, the local organization serves as the initiative group for the referendum, regardless of its size.
2. the referendum initiative is drawn to the Election Commission, at the appropriate level, which acts as a referendum Commission, requesting registration of the group. If a Permanent Electoral Commission of municipal formation is absent, the functions of the local referendum Commission prior to its formation fulfils a representative body of local self-government, in the absence of representative body of local self-government, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
3. The petition for the referendum initiative group should include the issue (s) or the text of the Bill, a draft legal regulatory act, the proposed (proposed) the initiative group for the referendum, and should be listed last name, first name, patronymic, date of birth, addresses, places of residence, series and numbers of passports or substituting documents members of the initiative group, as well as persons authorized to act on behalf of the action team on the territory of the proposed referendum.

4. The application shall be accompanied by the minutes of the meeting of the initiative group for the referendum, which adopted the decision on nomination of the referendum initiative.
5. If the formulation of the question proposed by the action team on the referendum to a vote, does not meet the specified requirements in the present Federal law, the corresponding Election Commission (referendum), which seeks a referendum initiative, may agree with the initiative group for the referendum a new wording without modifying the core content issue. The right to change the wording of the question for the referendum belongs exclusively to the initiative group for the referendum. The wording of the question for the referendum cannot be changed after registration of an initiative group.
6. the authority referred to in paragraph 2 of this article, within 15 days from the date of receipt of the petition for the referendum initiative group is obliged to consider the specified application and the documents attached to it and make a decision: If these motions and documents with the requirements of this federal law, the Constitution, the Charter, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education)-about the direction of the organ of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation or in local authority authorized in accordance with the Constitution, the Charter, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) decide on conducting a referendum;
otherwise, the refusal in registration of an initiative group. (Paragraph 6 as amended by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

7. the organ of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation or local self-government body authorized in accordance with the Constitution, the Charter, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) decide on conducting a referendum, is obliged to verify the conformity of the question proposed for the referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum, the requirements of article 13 hereof in the manner and at times prescribed by the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education). When this validation period may not exceed 20 days from the date of receipt of the corresponding body in the manner provided for in paragraph 6 of this article, a petition initiative group for holding a referendum and the enclosed documents. (Paras. 7-9 to replace paragraphs 7-14-Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
8. Organ of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, authorized in accordance with the Constitution, the Charter, the law of the Russian Federation to decide on conducting a referendum of the Russian Federation, not later than 5 days from the date of receipt in the body in the manner provided for in paragraph 6 of this article, a petition initiative group for holding a referendum of the Russian Federation and the enclosed documents is obliged to notify about this initiative of the President of the Russian Federation The Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
9. In the case of recognition of a body referred to in paragraph 7 of this article, the question for the referendum, meets the requirements of article 13 hereof, the authority referred to in paragraph 2 of this article, registers an initiative group for the referendum, gives her a registration certificate, as well as reports about it in the media. Decision on registration of the initiative group for the referendum of the Russian Federation was adopted in a fifteen period at the expiration of 45 days after receipt of the authority referred to in paragraph 7 of this article, a petition initiative group for holding a referendum of the Russian Federation and the documents enclosed.
10. in the event of a dispute about competence, in connection with the initiative of holding a referendum of the Russian Federation, the President of the Russian Federation, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation shall have the right to offer to the authority, had issue, referendum, meets the requirements of article 13 hereof, to create a Conciliation Commission. In the work of the Conciliation Commission shall have the right to participate the representatives of the initiative group for the referendum of the Russian Federation. At the time of the Conciliation Commission within the time limit specified in paragraph 9 of this article shall be suspended.
11. In the case of recognition of a body referred to in paragraph 7 of this article, the question for the referendum that is meets the requirements of article 13 hereof, the authority referred to in paragraph 2 of this article, shall refuse to register an initiative group for the referendum.

12. in case of refusal to register an initiative group for the referendum issued decision of the relevant authority, stating the grounds for refusal.
13. the grounds of refusal of registration of the initiative group for the referendum can only be a violation of the initiative group of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the Constitution, the Charter, the laws of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education). Refusal to register may be appealed in court.
14. In the absence of Electoral Commission (referendum Commission) the appropriate level of authority to register the initiative group for the referendum within 14 days from the date of registration of the initiative group of forms (Forms) of the appropriate Commission of the referendum in the manner prescribed in article 23 hereof.

15. From the date of receipt of the certificate of registration for the referendum initiative group has the right to collect signatures in support of the initiative of holding a referendum. This takes into account only the signatures that were collected after the date of registration of an initiative group. The registration certificate, the form of which shall be approved by the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation and which is issued by the initiative group for the referendum, is valid within the term established by federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education). Costs associated with the collection of signatures, shall be borne by the initiative group.
16. the signatures of citizens in support of the initiative of holding a referendum going the initiative group for the referendum, in the manner and amount determined by the Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education). The maximum number of signatures must be collected to support the initiative of holding a referendum, shall not exceed 2 per cent of the number of citizens eligible to participate in the referendum, a referendum of the Russian Federation and 5 per cent of the number of citizens eligible to participate in the referendum, in a local referendum. The number of citizens eligible to participate in the referendum is based on voter registration data as at 1 January or 1 July of that year.
17. signatures collected by making them in signature sheets containing the wording of the question for the referendum. In the case of a referendum Bill, draft normative legal act of the local self-administration bodies face, collects signatures must submit the text of the draft party referendum on his demand.
18. signatures may be drawn among the participants in the referendum throughout the proposed referendum. Quotas for collection of signatures in support of the initiative of holding a referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum in certain parts of the territory of the Russian Federation, the municipality is not allowed.
19. the Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) period collecting signatures of voters to support the initiative of holding a referendum shall not be less than 30 days on referendum of the Russian Federation, no less than 20 days in a local referendum.
20. after collection of signatures, but no later than the expiry of the certificate of registration for the referendum initiative group counts the total number of collected signatures of voters, what is the final Protocol of the initiative group. Numbered and bound sheets and a copy of the final Protocol of the initiative group for the referendum passed by the authorized representatives of the initiative group of the Electoral Commission (referendum Commission) issued a certificate of registration.
21. the Electoral Commission (referendum) verifies compliance with federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) in gathering signatures, including verifying the validity of signatures gathered in accordance with the procedure laid down in article 32, paragraph 3 hereof, and accepts the Audit Ordinance. In case of detection of violations of these requirements, the Electoral Commission (referendum Commission) decide on the refusal to hold a referendum. A copy of the decision shall be communicated to the initiative group for the referendum. Members of the initiative group cannot within two years from the date of adoption of the decision to act with initiative to hold a referendum. (Paras. 10-16 count respectively paragraphs 15-21 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

22. If the procedure for a referendum initiative requirements of federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) Electoral Commission (referendum) within 15 days from the date of submission of the initiative group for the referendum documents referred to in paragraph 20 of the present article, directs the signature sheets, a copy of the final Protocol of the initiative group and a copy of its ruling in the organ of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation or in local authority authorized in accordance with the Constitution, the Charter, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) decide on conducting a referendum. A copy of the order of the Election Commission (referendum Commission) initiative is also sent to the group. (Item 17 as subclause 22 and reworded as follows Federal law dated 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 23. In the event of a dispute about competence in connection with the appointment of a referendum of the Russian Federation, the dispute shall be settled at the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. In this case, the preparation of the referendum shall be suspended pending the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. (Para. 23 is supplemented by federal law from 30/03/99 N 55-FZ), chap. VI. Status of registered candidates article 34. Equality of All candidates registered registered candidates enjoy equal rights and bear equal responsibilities, except for the cases stipulated by this federal law.
Article 35. Guarantees of the activity of the registered candidates 1. Administration of the enterprise, institution or organization, the Commander of a military unit, the head of the Department of Interior, which works, serves as a registered candidate, from the date of registration of the candidate by the corresponding Election Commission before the day of official publication of the General results of the election are required to report on the application of the registered candidate release him from work, service on any day and at any time during this period. In this case, the corresponding Election Commission at the expense of funds allocated for the preparation and holding of elections, registered candidate paid monetary compensation. Appearance, size and manner of payment shall be established by federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation.
2. During the election period, a candidate cannot be registered on the initiative of the Administration (employer) dismissed or transferred without his consent.
3. The registered candidate's election is counted in the total period of employment in the occupation for which he worked prior to the registration of the candidate.
4. name of the registered candidate may not be held without the consent of the Prosecutor (the level of election) criminally liable, arrested or subjected to measures of administrative punishment imposed by a court. Consenting to prosecution, arrest, the Prosecutor is obliged to notify the Election Commission candidate registration team.
5. A registered candidate, as well as the registered list of candidates the electoral Association, electoral bloc has the right to appoint trustees. Registration of authorized persons is carried out immediately by the Election Commission on the basis of a written application of a candidate or submission of electoral associations, electoral bloc and the statements of the individual's consent be confidant.
6. The proxies received from Election Commission ID, carry out propaganda and other activities conducive to the election of a registered candidate (list of candidates). Specified in paragraph 1 of this article, the term administration (employer) is required (obliged) to provide authorized persons at their request unpaid leave. Registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs that nominated trustees may at any time withdraw them, notifying the Election Commission which will annul the issued by the authorized persons of the identity. The number of proxies a registered candidate, electoral associations, electoral bloc shall be established by the relevant federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
7. the powers of the Trustees shall be terminated along with the loss of status to nominate their candidate or registered with the loss of the status of the candidates included in the list of candidates nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc, naznachivshimi data Trustees.

8. A registered candidate loses the rights and shall be exempt from duties connected with the status of a registered candidate, since the official announcement of election results by the Electoral Commission in the media. If, on the basis of federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the corresponding Election Commission will appoint the balloting registered candidates, nominations balloting which lose their status from the date of appointment of the Electoral Commission repeated voting.
9. If Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation called for a second vote and after the assignment, but before holding another vote, only one candidate remains, place leaving the candidate takes the candidate who obtains the greatest number of general election votes after candidates for which it was originally assigned to a repeated voting; This candidate once again acquires the rights and responsibilities associated with candidate status.
Article 36. Ensuring the equal status of the registered candidates 1. Registered candidates, replacement, according to the Federal law on fundamentals of the State service of the Russian Federation Government posts of category "a", do not have the right to use the benefits of its official status.
2. Registered candidates, public or community service or working in the media, at the time of their participation in the elections shall be exempt from duty, submit to the Election Commission, a certified copy of the relevant order (orders) not later than three days from the date of registration and shall not use the advantages of their official or service position.
3. the list of violations of the principle of equal suffrage, associated with the use of the advantage of an official position, article 28, paragraph 5 is installed this federal law.
4. A registered candidate to replace state post category "a" official list, has the right to conduct a pre-election campaign only in free from the performance of duties of the time. This rule does not apply if you are using a registered candidate free airtime on State and municipal organizations engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts, in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 39 of this federal law. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
5. Journalists, other artists, as well as officials of the editorial staff of mass media, officials and artists in public organizations engaged in television and/or radio, it is prohibited to participate in covering the election campaign through the mass media, if such persons are candidates or candidates ' proxies. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
6. Violation of the registered candidate provisions established in this article, is grounds for revocation of Election Commission registering candidates, the decision on registration of the candidate.
Chapter VII. Campaigning for the elections and referendum Article 37. The right to campaign 1. The State provides citizens of the Russian Federation, public associations, political parties, elections and referendum, freedom of agitation in accordance with federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
2. Citizens of the Russian Federation, public associations and political parties shall be entitled to the limits permitted by law forms and legal methods to campaign for a vote for or against any registered candidate (for the list of candidates or against him), for or against the referendum, for participation in the referendum against participation, for or against issues on the ballot for the referendum.
3. The registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs are guaranteed equal conditions of access to the media.
4. Campaigning for the elections and referendum can be conducted through the media by holding mass events (meetings and meetings with citizens, public debates and discussions, meetings, demonstrations, marches), the production and distribution of printed campaign material in other forms prescribed by the law. Registered candidate, electoral Association, electoral bloc, the initiative group for the referendum is free to determine the form and nature of their propaganda via the media.

5. In campaigning for the elections and referendum cannot participate members of electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum with a casting vote, State bodies, local self-government bodies, charitable organizations, religious associations, as well as those that take the place of Government and municipal posts, State and municipal employees, military personnel in the performance of their job or duties or taking advantage of official or service position. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
6. When publishing the results of opinion polls related to elections or referendum, the media are obliged to name the organization that conducted such a poll, the time, the number of respondents (sample), method of information collection, the exact wording of the question, a statistical estimate of possible error.
Article 38. The timing of the agitation 1. The pre-election campaign begins from the date of registration of the candidate (list of candidates) and ends at midnight the day before polling day. At conducting of a repeated voting the pre-election campaign resumes with the day of official publication of the decision on the appointment of a repeated voting and ends at zero o'clock one day prior to the day of voting.
2. dates of the registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs electioneering on organizations engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts falling under paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, shall be determined by the federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
3. Campaigning for the referendum starts from the date of publication of the Act of the relevant body or official on conducting a referendum and ends at midnight the day before polling day.
4. Printed campaign materials previously posted outside the buildings and premises of electoral commissions, commissions a referendum in accordance with the provisions of this Federal law, are saved in the day of the vote on the previous field.
5. within three days before polling day, as well as on polling day publication in the media of the results of public opinion polls, projections of results of elections and referendum, and other studies related to elections and referendum is not allowed.
Article 39. General conditions for access of candidates and electoral associations and blocs, the referendum initiative groups to media 1. Organizations engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts and editions of periodicals (periodicals), founders (co-founders) which are State or municipal authorities, organizations, institutions, and (or) which are not less than 15 per cent of the budget of the organization concerned, performing body-and (or) radio Edition of the periodical printed publising for the year before the day of official publication of the decision on the appointment of the elections at the expense of funds allocated to the Federal State authorities , State authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government, are obliged to ensure that the registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs equal conditions for campaigning. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
2. Organizations engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts and editions of periodicals not subject to paragraph 1 of this article shall be entitled on a contractual basis to provide airtime, print area registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs, the action teams on the referendum. Payment by a registered candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc airtime and print space and equal provision of air time on organizations engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts, should be implemented on equal terms, the payment must be made in full before providing airtime and print area exclusively through relevant election funds. In the cases provided for by federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, payment by the initiative group for the referendum of airtime and print products should be implemented through the Fund for participation in the referendum. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 40. Conditions of campaigning through electronic media

1. Registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocks, the referendum initiative groups have the right to grant them free airtime on organizations engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts falling under paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law and engaged in television broadcasting and radio broadcasting in the territory in which the elections are held, a referendum. The specified time should be the time when television and radio programmes are harvested the largest audience. The total amount of free airtime allotted each of the all-Russian organization engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts for campaigning for election to the Federal State authorities, shall not be less than one hour on weekdays. The total amount of free airtime allotted to each regional organization engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts for campaigning for election to the federal bodies of State power and on elections to the bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, must not be less than 30 minutes on weekdays, and if the total broadcasting time of the institution of television and/or radio, is less than two hours, no less than one fourth of the total broadcast time. The specified amount of free air time is distributed among the registered candidates, as well as electoral associations, electoral blocs on an equal footing. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
2. Not less than one third of the total amount allocated is given free airtime to candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs to conduct joint discussions, roundtables and other similar promotional events. To use the share of free airtime to all registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs should be admitted on an equal footing.
3. Organizations engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts, subject to paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, in respect of the level of election are obliged to pay to reserve broadcasting time for campaigning candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocks. The specified time should be provided on a contract basis to the appropriate candidate, electoral integration, electoral bloc for a fee upon request. The amount of payment shall be the same for all candidates and electoral associations and blocs and published no later than the day of nomination of candidates (lists of candidates) or not later than ten days after the appointment of polling day at the referendum. With each candidate, electoral Association, electoral bloc is entitled to obtain from the total reserved airtime time within the percentage obtained by dividing this amount by the total number of registered candidates (electoral associations and blocs). Total amount of reserved air time cannot be less than the total amount of free broadcasting time is allocated in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
4. Regulate the allocation of registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs, public associations, the work of the action teams for the referendum on organizations engaged in television and/or radio broadcasts falling under paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, the Federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
5. Expenditures for organizations engaged in television broadcasting, and (or) related to the provision of the registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs, the action teams for the referendum, the electoral commissions, commissions a referendum free airtime, are covered by the current budget financing of organizations involved in television and/or radio. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
6. In information blocks organizations engaged in television and/or radio, it is not allowed to give preference to any candidate, a registered candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc, including on-time coverage of their campaign activities. (Item 6 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), Article 41. Conditions of campaigning through print media

1. periodical publications of the type falling under paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law and disseminated in the territory in which the elections are held, a referendum, except in editions of periodicals (periodicals), established by the public authorities and local self-government bodies solely to publish official communications and materials, regulatory and other acts must select printable area for materials provided by candidates, electoral associations , electoral blocks, initiatives for the referendum. A common minimum size of such areas, the ratio of it parts provided by the editors of periodicals for free at the expense of their current budget financing and on a reimbursable basis, shall be established by federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. For specialized publications (children's, technical, scientific and other) allowed rejection from publishing any propaganda materials subject to full participation in the electoral campaign, in the preparation and conduct of the referendum in any form whatsoever. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
2. The requirement to provide equal conditions printed area does not apply to editorial printed periodicals if revision of the periodical printed publising and (or) a periodical publication established a registered candidate (candidates), the electoral Union, electoral bloc, the initiative group for the referendum, as well as inbound (incoming) in the electoral bloc electoral (electoral groupings) and are not subject to the provisions of paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
3. all materials placed in periodicals and paid from the funds of the election fund of the candidate, registered association, candidate, electoral bloc, should be placed on how information from the election fund of any candidate, candidate, registered electoral associations, the bloc has been paid the corresponding publication. If publication of materials was carried out free of charge in accordance with the rules set out in paragraph 1 of this article, and (or) other rules of printed area on a rent-free basis for publishing the registered candidates and electoral associations and blocs, the publication should be placed reference to the fact that this publication free of charge, as well as indication of any registered candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc was given the opportunity to accommodate the relevant publication. (Para 3 has been supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 42. Conditions of campaigning by holding mass events 1. State and local self-government bodies are obliged to assist the registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs, groups of voters for the referendum initiative groups in organizing meetings and meetings with citizens, public debates and discussions, meetings, demonstrations and processions to ensure safety during mass events. For these purposes, prohibits the provision of buildings and structures included in the State Register of particularly valuable objects of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation.
2. Statement of allocation of premises for meetings of candidates, their proxies, proxies, electoral associations and blocs with voters, citizens ' meetings to discuss issues on the ballot for the referendum by State bodies, local self-government bodies not later than three days from the date of their filing. Application of the organizers of the rallies, demonstrations and processions are considered local self-government bodies in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

3. On the request of electoral commissions, commissions referendum 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, the Referendum Commission time to meet candidates, representatives of electoral associations and blocs and their proxies, the action teams for the referendum with voters, the participants in the referendum. If the specified premises was granted for mass meetings to one of the candidates, electoral integration, electoral bloc, the owner of the premises may not refuse another candidate, electoral integration, electoral bloc. When the Electoral Commission are under an obligation to ensure equal opportunities for registered candidates and electoral associations and blocs during mass events.
4. during the meetings of candidates, representatives of electoral associations and blocs with voters-soldiers outside a military unit of all the candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs provide a level playing field.
Article 43. The distribution terms of printed campaign materials 1. Registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs and when the referendum initiative groups for the referendum, the public associations have the right to produce propaganda printed materials. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
2. all propaganda printed materials must contain the names and addresses of the organizations (last name, first name, middle name, and place of residence of persons), which have produced printed materials, organization name (surname, name, patronymic of a person), requesting the production of printed materials, data and information about their circulation and the date of their issuance. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
3. copies of printed campaign materials or their copies before its dissemination should be submitted to the Electoral Commission, the relevant candidate zaregistrirovavshuju (list of candidates), the Referendum Commission zaregistrirovavshuju initiative group for the referendum, or inferior Election Commission, the Referendum Commission in cases stipulated by the Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation. Together with these materials to the Electoral Commission, the referendum must be submitted also information about location (residence address) organizations (persons), prepared and ordered these materials. Production and distribution of printed campaign materials without the consent in writing of the relevant registered candidates and electoral associations and blocs, the referendum initiative groups are not allowed. (New paragraph 3 has been supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

4. dissemination of printed campaign materials in compliance with the requirements laid down in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this article shall be prohibited. (New paragraph 4 is supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
5. Printed campaign materials can be displayed in premises, buildings, constructions and other objects with the consent of the owners or holders of specified objects. Prohibits the posting of these materials on monuments, obelisks and buildings of historical, cultural or architectural value, as well as in the areas of electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum at the entrance and in the premises for voting.
6. Local self-government bodies on the proposal by the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission shall provide within each polling station special places for placing printed campaign materials. The registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs should be provided equal conditions for the posting of such material. The timing and organization of these locations are set by federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
7. the Electoral Commission, the referendum, the popularity of spreading false propaganda printed materials either printed campaign materials that do not contain the information specified in paragraph 2 of this article, take measures to curb these activities and has the right to apply to the relevant law enforcement and other bodies with a view to the Suppression of illegal campaign activities and the seizure of illegal propaganda printed materials. (Paras. 3-5 take it 5-7 points, respectively, as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 44. Guarantee the right of voters to timely acquaintance with the text of the draft law, legal act for the referendum

In the case of a referendum on the draft law of the Russian Federation or draft normative legal act of the local government each voter no later than 30 days prior to election day has the right to obtain the text of the draft issued by the local authority. Obligation to produce and distribute such text lies with the initiative group for the referendum.
Article 45. Inadmissibility of abuses of the right to conduct canvassing 1. The Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission control observance of the established procedure for the conduct of the pre-election campaign, campaigning for the referendum.
2. in conducting the canvassing not permitted abuses of freedom of the media: propaganda arousing social, racial, national, religious hatred and enmity, calls for the seizure of power, violent change of the constitutional order and violate the integrity of the State, propaganda of war and other forms of abuse of freedom of the media is prohibited by federal laws. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
3. Candidates registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs, the action teams on the referendum and their authorized representatives, as well as other organizations, either directly or indirectly involved in electioneering, campaigning on the issues of the referendum, are prohibited from bribing voters, voters: handing them cash, gifts and other material values except for the execution of organizational work (duty at polling stations, stations of the referendum signature collection , canvassing), make the reward voters engaged in specified organizational work, depending on the outcome of the vote, to carry out preferential sale of goods, free to distribute any goods, except printed and illustrative materials and icons, specially produced for the election campaign, the preparation and conduct of the referendum, as well as to provide services on a grant or concessional basis. Registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocks, the action teams on the referendum and their authorized representatives and other persons and entities not entitled to when conducting canvassing to influence voters, voters with promises of cash, transfer of securities (including voting) and other material goods, as well as providing services otherwise than on the basis of the measures taken in accordance with the federal laws the subjects of the Russian Federation, laws and other regulatory legal acts of the decisions of the organs of State power and bodies of local self-government. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
4. candidates, registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs which nominated or have registered lists of candidates and (or) individual candidates or forming part of electoral blocs that have the appropriate extension or registration, trustees and authorized representatives of electoral associations and blocs, the Trustees of the registered candidates, members and delegates of the referendum initiative groups, as well as the organizations founders, owners, holders, and (or) members of the governing bodies of which are the individuals and organizations as well as other physical and legal persons acting at the request of or on behalf of listed individuals and entities, during the election campaign, when the holding of a referendum may not engage in charitable activities. Designated individuals and entities are prohibited from access by other individuals and legal entities, with proposals on the provision of material and financial assistance or services to voters, parties and organizations located in the territory of the constituency, the territory of the referendum. Natural and legal persons are prohibited to carry out charitable activities on behalf of or in support of candidates, registered candidates and electoral associations and blocs, the action teams on the referendum, their delegates and Trustees.
5. advertising of commercial and other activities of the candidates of the registered candidates and electoral associations and blocs, trustees and authorized representatives of electoral associations and blocs, the Trustees of the registered candidates, members and delegates of the action teams for the referendum, as well as organizations, founders, owners, holders, and (or) members of the governing bodies of which are the persons and organizations during the election campaign, when a referendum is carried out on the basis of under paragraph 2 of article 39 and paragraph 3 of article 41 hereof. On polling day and the day preceding the day of the vote, such advertising is not allowed.

6. Television and radio news programmes on organizations engaged in television and/or radio, referred to in paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, and edition of printed periodicals referred to in paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, participating in election campaigns, may not tolerate the promulgation (publication) information that could harm the honour, dignity or business reputation of the registered candidates, if these television and radio news programmes and periodicals may not provide the registered candidate an opportunity to promulgate (publish) a refutation or other explanation in defence of his honour , dignity or business reputation before the end of the election campaign. The failure of the registered candidate ability to promulgate (post) before the end of campaigning refutation or other explanation in defence of his honour, dignity or business reputation in tv and radio programs on channels organizations engaged in television and/or radio, referred to in paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, and in periodicals referred to in paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, which issued a (published) capable of harming the honour, dignity or business reputation of a registered candidate, may be a reason to involve those organizations involved in television and/or radio broadcasts and editions of periodicals and their officials the responsibility envisaged by the legislation of the Russian Federation.
7. in case of violation of a registered candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc of paragraph 2 of this article, the Electoral Commission is obliged, and other authorities, organizations and citizens referred to in paragraph 4 of article 63 of this federal law, may apply to the Court with a view to abolish registration of the candidate (list of candidates). In case of infringement of a registered candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc, the initiative group for the referendum established under articles 37-45 of this federal law, other rules for the conduct of the pre-election campaign, canvassing on the referendum, the Electoral Commission, the referendum makes its decision, warning of the registered candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc, the initiative group for the referendum or to appropriate law-enforcement and other bodies with a view to the Suppression of illegal campaign activities , while the Election Commission has the right to cancel the decision on registration of the candidate (list of candidates). The relevant decision of the Election Commission is passed to the media.
8. law enforcement authorities are obliged to take measures to curb illegal campaign activities, the prevention of fraudulent and illegal manufacturing of printed, audiovisual and other propaganda materials and their removal, set the manufacturer specified materials and their source of payment, as well as inform the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum on the facts and on the measures taken.
9. In case of breach by performing body-and (or) broadcasting, edited the periodical printed publising stipulated by this federal law, Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation rules of corresponding election canvassing Commission, the referendum may apply to law enforcement, the courts, the executive authorities, carrying out the State policy in the field of the media, with representation on the Suppression of illegal campaign activities and engaging organization exercising the body-and (or) radio Edition of the periodical printed publising the responsibility envisaged by the legislation of the Russian Federation. (Paragraphs 4, 5 and 6, replace paragraphs 4-9 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), chap. VIII. Financing of elections and referendum Article 46. Financial support for the preparation and conduct of the elections and referendum 1. Expenses of election commissions on preparing and holding the elections in the Russian Federation shall be made at the expense of funds allocated from the corresponding budget (federal budget, the subject of the Russian Federation, local budgets).
2. Financing of the referendum of the Russian Federation is financed from the federal budget, funding of other referendums respectively at the expense of the budgets of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and local budgets if federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation provide otherwise. The effect of this federal law applies to the financing of the referendum part of the financing of the Organization and activities of the commissions of the referendum.

3. the expenses of the electoral commissions, commissions referendum provides a separate line in the relevant budget.
4. in case the financing of elections, referendum is not at the expense of the corresponding budget, as well as in the case of delays in the disbursement of funds of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, which the Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) entrusted with leading the work of subordinate electoral commissions, commissions on referendum preparations and conduct relevant elections, referendum, these costs are paid for by loans of banks that are granted to the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission on a competitive basis. When the allowable funds cannot exceed the amount contained in the report of the Electoral Commission at the appropriate level of expenditure during preparing and conducting similar previous elections, taking into account the changes established by the Federal law of the minimum wage. The Government of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, authorized local authority shall, within ten days from the date of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum to give her State or municipal guarantee of performance of the obligation of returning the credit funds, including accrued interest on them. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
5. repayment of credit funds received and payment of interest accrued for the use of specified credit funds are carried out depending on the level of elections, referendum out of the federal budget, the subject of the Russian Federation, local budgets respectively. Money to repay the debt obligations approved by the law or other normative legal act of the relevant budget for the next financial year the target destination. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
6. the financial records of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation, the territorial election commissions, commissions on referendum spending of budgetary funds on elections, referendum are presented, respectively, in the Chamber of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the legislative (representative) organs of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government. Chairmen of election commissions, commissions a referendum administer the funds allocated for the preparation and conduct of elections, referendum, and are responsible for compliance with the financial instruments the decisions of electoral commissions, commissions a referendum on finance and financial reporting on the expenditure of such funds in the manner and within the time limits established federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
7. at holding of elections to the Federal State authorities, the referendum of the Russian Federation, the procedure for opening and maintenance of accounts, accounting, reporting and remittance of funds allocated by the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, other electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum shall be established by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation by agreement with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Elections to bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, referendums in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as local elections and local referendums, the opening and maintenance of accounts, accounting, reporting and remittance of funds allocated to the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, other electoral commissions, commissions a referendum set by the Election Commission of the Russian Federation on agreement with the Directorate (National Bank) is the Central Bank of the Russian Federation in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The bank fee for opening accounts of electoral commissions, commissions and referendum operations on accounts not charged. For using money means on these accounts, interest is paid by the Bank. (Item 7-supplemented the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 47. Election funds, funds for participation in the referendum, the order of their creation and spending these funds

1. candidates are required to create their own election funds to finance the election campaign after written notification of the corresponding Election Commission, carried out in accordance with article 28 of this federal law, the collection of voters ' signatures in support of candidates. Electoral associations, electoral blocs which nominated candidates are obliged to create election funds after registering their authorized representatives, including on financial issues, the corresponding election commissions. Registered candidates, as well as electoral associations, electoral blocs registered lists of candidates continue maintaining accounts of their own election funds for electioneering.
2. candidates, the program only as part of a list of candidates nominated by the electoral Union electoral bloc, does not have the right to create their own election funds.
3. the election funds of candidates and electoral associations and blocs can be created through the following means: own funds of a candidate, electoral associations, electoral bloc;
the funds allocated to the applicant designating electoral Association, electoral bloc;
voluntary donations of citizens and legal persons;
funds allocated by the corresponding Election Commission candidate, electoral integration, electoral bloc after registration of the candidate (list of candidates).
4. it is prohibited to make donations to the election funds of candidates registered candidates and electoral associations and blocs: and) to foreign States and foreign legal entities;
b) foreign citizens, except as provided in paragraph 8 of article 4 of this federal law;
b) stateless persons;
g) citizens of the Russian Federation, under the age of 18 years;
d) Russian legal entities with foreign participation, if the foreign share in authorized capital (aggregate) is greater than 30 per cent on the day of official publication of the decision on the appointment of the elections;
e) international organizations and international social movements;
f) bodies of State power and bodies of local self-government;
w) State and municipal agencies and organizations;
and) legal persons with public or municipal share in the authorized capital (aggregate) in excess of 30 per cent on the day of official publication of the decision on the appointment of the elections;
to) military units, military agencies and organizations, law enforcement agencies;
l) charities and religious groups and established their organizations;
m) anonymous donors (for citizen-without specifying any of the following information: full name, address and place of residence and date of birth; for a legal person-without specifying any of the following information: tax identification number, name, date of registration, bank account details, mark about absence of State or municipal share in the authorized capital (aggregate) or of the availability of such share, together with an indication of its size, the lack of foreign participation in the authorized capital (aggregate) or about the existence of such participation, together with an indication of the percentage of participation);
n) legal persons registered in less than a year before polling day. (Paragraph 4 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

5. Federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation establishes the limits listed in the election funds own funds of a candidate, electoral associations, electoral bloc, the funds allocated to the applicant designating electoral Association, electoral bloc, voluntary donations of citizens and legal persons, as well as spending limits election funds.
6. All moneys forming the election fund, listed in a special account in the Bank. This account is opened by the candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc with the permission of the corresponding Election Commission.
7. at holding of elections to the federal authorities to open and maintain the accounts, accounting and reporting by means of election funds shall be established by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation by agreement with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Elections to bodies of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as in local self-government bodies procedure for opening and conducting the accounts, accounting and reporting by means of election funds shall be established by the corresponding Election Commission of the Russian Federation in consultation with national banks, the main offices of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation in the Russian Federation.
8. The right to dispose of the means of election funds belongs to the person who created their candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs.

9. means of electoral funds were earmarked. They can only be used for costs associated with the conduct of the election campaign.
10. the means of election funds can be used to: (a)) financial provision of organizational and technical measures aimed at collecting voters ' signatures in support of the nomination of the candidate (list of candidates), including the remuneration of persons engaged for collecting voters ' signatures;
b) campaign, as well as works (services) information and advisory nature;
in) other works (services), executed (rendered) by legal persons or citizens of the Russian Federation, as well as other expenses directly related to the conduct of the electoral campaign;
g) making electoral pledge. (Paragraph 10 as amended by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 11. Citizens and legal persons shall have the right to provide financial support for the activities of the (financial) conducive to the election of a candidate (list of candidates) only through the relevant election funds. It is prohibited to perform paid work, sales of goods, rendering of paid services, directly or indirectly related to the election, without the consent in writing of the candidate of the registered candidates, persons authorized by him, the electoral bloc Association, performing such works, sale of goods, provision of services and the payment of the corresponding election fund. Prohibits free or unduly depressed rates for legal entities, their branches, representative offices and other units of the works and services, sales of goods, either directly or indirectly related to the election. Allowed voluntary free personal execution of citizen works, rendering services on preparing and holding the elections without the involvement of third parties. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 12. Candidates registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs is forbidden to use other funds to pay for work to collect signatures of voters, the conduct of the pre-election campaign, implementation of other pre-election activities, in addition to funds received in their election funds. In case if the candidate, registered association, a candidate, electoral, electoral bloc when collecting signatures or during the pre-election campaign, and other campaign activities in addition to their own election fund and other funds, the corresponding Election Commission has the right to cancel the decision on registration of the candidate (list of candidates). If the violations discovered after the publication of the election results, the Electoral Commission has the right to apply to court with a proposal to declare the election a candidate (list of candidates) is invalid.
13. The custodian bank accounts of the election fund of the candidate, registered association, candidate, electoral bloc on demand of the corresponding Election Commission must periodically provide information on receipt and expenditure of funds in the election this candidate account registered candidate, electoral associations, electoral bloc. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 14. The corresponding Election Commission prior to the ballot day periodically sends in the media to publish information about receipt and expenditure of funds of the electoral funds. The media referred to in paragraph 1 of article 39 of this federal law, shall be obliged at the expense of their current funding to publish the information passed to them by the election commissions for publication within three days of receipt.
15. the candidate, registered association, a candidate, electoral, electoral bloc not later than 30 days after publication of the results of the election are required to submit to the corresponding Election Commission a report on the size and on all sources establishing his Foundation, as well as all incurred costs. Copies of these reports are passed to electoral commissions to the media for publication no later than three days from the date of their receipt.

16. The Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation could be established that a registered candidate, is not elected by the results of the vote, with voting less than established by this federal law, the law of the Russian Federation the number of voters who took part in voting, electoral Association election bloc registered list of candidates took part in distribution of Deputy mandates and collected by voting less established by this federal law the law of the Russian Federation the number of voters who took part in the vote are obliged to refund the corresponding Election Commission funds transferred from the federal budget, the subject of the Russian Federation, local budgets in election fund of a registered candidate, electoral associations, electoral bloc, as well as other funds received by a registered candidate, the electoral Union, electoral bloc from the corresponding budget in accordance with the Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation. The Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation could also be envisaged that the above selective merge, electoral bloc shall indemnify organizations involved in television and/or radio, newspapers periodicals expenses incurred by these organizations engaged in television and/or radio, editors of periodicals in connection with electoral rights associations, electoral bloc on canvassing using free airtime and print space. Specified number of votes cannot be more than 3 per cent of voters who took part in the vote in the relevant electoral district for registered candidates and more than 2 percent for voter associations, electoral blocks. (New paragraph 16 has been supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 17. Balances of unexpended funds available in the special account, candidate, registered association, a candidate, electoral, electoral bloc are required to list proportionally invested funds into the accounts of organizations and individuals from making donations or enumeration. Upon the expiration of 30 days from the date of the Bank shall be obliged to vote in an uncontested procedure list on the written instructions of the Election Commission's share of the corresponding Election Commission, due to her account. Other money remaining in the special account of the candidate of a registered candidate, electoral associations, electoral bloc, on the expiry of 60 days from the date of the vote on the written instructions of the Election Commission, the Bank shall be credited to the revenue of the relevant budget.
18. Taxation means election funds, donations and transfers in these funds, as well as the cost of funds of said funds shall be established by federal laws.
19. The Electoral Commission to supervise the order formation and spending electoral funds of candidates registered candidates and electoral associations and blocs. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 20. The procedure for the formation and expenditure of funds for participation in the referendum shall be established federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities. (Paras. 16-19 take respectively paragraphs 17-20 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 48. Control and revision service

To monitor a target expenditure of funds allocated to electoral commissions, commissions on referendum preparation and holding of elections, referendum, as well as monitoring the correct sources and use of funds for electoral funds, to participate in the referendum to verify financial reports of candidates registered candidates and electoral associations and blocs, the referendum initiative groups are created by the control-revision of the service when the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation and the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation with the assistance of experts from the State and other bodies and institutions. The said authorities and institutions upon request of the corresponding Election Commission not later than one month from the day of official publication of the decision to appoint election are required to send specialists at its disposal for the term established federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. During this period, experts carry out their duties with a temporary exemption from the basic work, they will keep any salaries and payments on the main place of work. Establishment of audit services in other electoral commissions, commissions a referendum is governed by federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), CHAP. IX. Organization and procedure for voting, counting of votes, the voters, to establish the results of the elections, the referendum and their publication Article 49. Premises for voting 1. Premises for voting free of charge available to the local election Commission, head of the Referendum Commission of the relevant municipality, if the Charter of municipal formation(education) head of municipal formation is not provided, a person authorized by the authority of the local government.
2. In the premises for voting should be Hall, where cabins or other specially equipped places for secret voting, equipped with lighting and equipped with writing materials, except pencils.
3. In the premises for voting either directly before the specified location, the District Election Commission, the Referendum Commission to equip the stand on which hosts information about all registered candidates and electoral associations, electoral blocks, on the issues of the referendum. In these materials must not contain propaganda appeals. In the event that a registered candidate, including from a list of candidates or outstanding conviction appeal information products must indicate the application number (s) and name (the names of) article (s) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, based on which candidate was convicted, as well as articles (articles) of the Penal Code adopted in accordance with the fundamentals of criminal legislation of the Union of SSR and the Union Republics, article (s) of the law of a foreign State If the applicant has been convicted in accordance with these legislative acts for acts recognized as an offence the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. In the event that a registered candidate, including the list of candidates, the nationality of a foreign State in information material shall indicate the name of the corresponding foreign State. On the stand are also posted samples of completed ballot papers, which should not contain the names of the candidates registered in the electoral district, the name of electoral associations and blocs involved in this election, or sample ballots in the referendum, which must be given all the padding options newsletter on each of the issues of the referendum. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
4. In the premises for voting should be increased form the voting results Protocol, designed for recording data on the outcome of the vote as they establish.
5. Premises for voting shall be so equipped that the place where the ballot papers, ballots in the referendum, and the ballot boxes at the same time were in sight of members of the local election Commission, the referendum observers.
Article 50. Absentee ballot to vote in the elections, referendum

In cases and in the manner prescribed by federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, a voter referendum that participant will not be able to arrive at the premises for voting polling also, referendum, where it is included in the list of electors, voters, and election day, is entitled to obtain the corresponding Election Commission, absentee ballot referendum to vote on elections, referendum and to vote at the polling station , site of the referendum, in which it will be placed on the voting day, within the electoral district where the elector, the referendum party has an active electoral right, the right to participate in the referendum. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), Article 51. Ballot, referendum ballot paper 1. For the holding of elections, referendum voter party referendum gets a ballot paper, ballot for voting in the referendum.
2. ballots, ballots in the referendum are made exclusively at the behest and under the supervision of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum and are documents of strict accountability, degree of protection which is determined in accordance with the procedure established by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. Number of ballot papers, ballots in the referendum, made in the manner prescribed by federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, must not exceed by more than 3 per cent of the number of registered voters for the referendum. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
3. the form and text of ballot paper, ballot paper at the referendum, as well as the procedure for printing of ballots, the number of requirements for the manufacturing of sheets, approved by the corresponding election commissions, commissions a referendum no later than 25 days before the voting. The text of the bulletin should be placed only on one side.
4. In the event of a vote for candidates ballot contains in alphabetical order of surname, name, patronymic, year of birth, place of residence, the name of the candidate elected position occupied in the public authority or the local self-government body (if available), place of work or service (in case of absence of the principal place of business or employment service) each registered candidate, the name of each registered candidate occupied posts information about who nominated this candidate. In case a candidate in accordance with article 28 of this federal law was registered by an alias, the alias is also indicated on the ballot paper. Affiliation of the candidate to the registered in the established order not later than one year before the day of voting to the public association and its status it displays on the ballot paper at the request of the candidate himself. If the candidate runs also in the composition of the list of candidates, then this information is placed in the bulletin. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
5. In the event of a vote for lists of candidates on the ballot paper are placed in the order determined by lot the names of electoral associations and blocs, and in cases stipulated by federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, also names, names, patronymics of candidates from the list and the symbol (symbols) electoral associations and blocs.
6. In the event that a registered candidate, whose details are indicated on the ballot paper, appeal or outstanding conviction should be indicated on the ballot paper number (s) and name (the names of) article (s) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, based on which candidate was convicted, as well as articles (articles) of the Penal Code adopted in accordance with the fundamentals of criminal legislation of the Union of SSR and the Union Republics, article (s) of the law of a foreign State If the applicant has been convicted in accordance with these legislative acts for acts recognized as an offence the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. In the event that a registered candidate, whose details are indicated on the ballot paper, the nationality of a foreign State shall be indicated on the ballot papers the name of the corresponding foreign State. (New paragraph 6 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)


7. The right referred to in paragraph 4 of this article, the information about each registered candidate, from the name of electoral associations, electoral bloc placed an empty square. At the end of the list of candidates names electoral associations and blocs placed line "against all candidates" ("against all candidates") with the right of the empty square.
8. In a ballot at a referendum exactly reproduces the text of the referendum question and identifies options for expression of the voter with the words "Yes" or "no", which contains an empty squares. In the case of a referendum on several issues, variants of the law (article) they can be incorporated in a referendum ballot paper, with questions, versions of the law (article 2 of the law) are numbered sequentially and are separated by horizontal lines. If the referendum resulted in versions of the law (article 2 of the law), the bulletin or plays his (her) text, or uniquely identified by the contents of this text.
9. Ballot papers, ballots in the referendum are printed in Russian. By the decision of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum ballot papers are printed in Russian and in the official language of the relevant constituent entity of the Russian Federation and, where necessary, in the languages of the peoples of the Russian Federation in the territories where they are concentrated. If a polling station, site of the referendum ballot papers are printed in two or more languages, the Russian text shall be placed in each ballot paper, ballot in a referendum.
10. Ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum passes culled typography on the Act members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum has placed in accordance with federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation order of ballot papers, ballots in the referendum. After the transfer of the ballots in the number corresponding to the order, employees of typography in the presence of members of the Election Commission, the referendum, proxies of candidates, electoral associations and blocs, representatives of the initiative group for the referendum kills waste and excess ballot papers, ballots in the referendum, what is an act which is signed by all present persons.
11. the Electoral Commission, the referendum has received ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum from the printing house, passes them to the instrument lower electoral commissions, commissions are referendum that convey sheets in the same manner directly subordinate electoral commissions, commissions are referendum to precinct election commissions, commissions the referendum inclusive.
12. the responsibility for the correctness of the transfer of ballot papers, ballots on referendum rests with chairpersons of electoral commissions, commissions of referendum carrying out the transfer and receipt of ballots.
13. the transfer of ballot papers, ballots on referendum in territorial (district) the Electoral Commission, the referendum is carried out not later than 20 days before polling day, and precinct election commissions, the Referendum Commission not later than 4 days prior to polling day.
14. the number of ballot papers, ballots in the referendum, passed by an act of the local election Commission, a referendum shall be determined by decision of the higher Election Commission, the referendum. The number of newsletters sent the local election Commission, a referendum may not exceed the number of voters included in voter lists for the polling station on the day of the transfer of the ballots of more than 0.5 per cent.
15. On the front side of the ballot, the ballot paper at the referendum in the upper right corner of the signatures of two members of the local election Commission, referendum, which shall be certified by the seal of the local election Commission, the referendum.
16. In the case of disposals of some candidates (lists of candidates) after the ballots of precinct election commissions at the direction of the electoral commissions registered candidate (list of candidates), zero in the bulletins of the relevant candidates (lists of candidates).

17. in exceptional cases, in accordance with this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation at the polling stations, polling stations in the referendum, educated in remote and inaccessible areas, vessels on polling day during the voyage and at polar stations, subject to the availability of technical means is allowed to produce election documents including ballot papers, ballot papers at a referendum election precinct Commission directly the Referendum Commission. The decision to manufacture the electoral documentation indicating the necessary circulation of bulletins was adopted by the Commission, the local election Commission in consultation with the referendum, the higher Election Commission. (Paras. 6-16 count respectively paragraphs 7-17 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) of Article 52. Order of voting 1. Voting in elections, a referendum is held in a calendar day off. Voting start and end time set federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, and in conducting local referendum also charters of municipal entities.
2. time and place of voting of the territorial and precinct electoral commissions, are obliged to inform voters of the Referendum Commission, the referendum no later than 20 days before polling day through media or otherwise, and in conducting early voting and-in accordance with the procedure and terms stipulated by the Federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, but not later than 5 days before polling day.
3. Each voter, party referendum vote personally, voting for other voters, voters are not allowed.
4. Ballot papers, ballots in the referendum, voters are issued to participants in the referendum on the list of electors, voters, upon presentation of a passport or a document replacing it, as if a voter referendum otkrepitel'nomu votes on party identity to vote on elections, referendum, and also, on presentation of an absentee voting certificate.
5. upon receipt of the ballot, the ballot paper to a voter referendum, referendum party put in the list of voters, the voters of his series and number of passport or alternate document. With the consent of the elector, a member of the referendum or, at his request, series and number of the charge against them a passport or passport documents could be added to the list of voters for the referendum as a member of the local election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote. A voter referendum party verifies that produced records and signs. In the case of voting on otkrepitel'nomu certification for voting at elections, referendum voters list the voters made the extra point.
6. Voting is done by applying a voter referendum party on the ballot of any character in the square (squares), concerning (relating) to the candidate (candidates) or slate, in favour of which selection is made, either to the position "against all candidates" ("against all candidates"), and the bulletin for voting in the referendum by applying any mark squared (squares) corresponds to the wording of the (related) issue (issues), in relation to which the selection is made.
7. A ballot paper, ballot paper, the voter fills in the referendum party referendum in specially equipped cockpit, different specially equipped place where others are not allowed.
8. If a voter referendum party believes that when filling out the ballot, ballot paper at the referendum made the mistake, he has the right to apply to a member of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, which issued a bulletin to issue him a new bulletin to replace corrupted. Member of the Election Commission, the Commission shall issue new voter referendum ballot paper, ballot paper at the referendum, while a corresponding mark in the list of voters for the referendum against the surname of the voter, party referendum. Spoiled newsletter is paid off, as the statement is drawn up.

9. A voter referendum party has no opportunity to acknowledge receipt of the ballot, the ballot paper at the referendum, fill in the newsletter, may use another voter referendum party not a member of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, a registered candidate, accredited representative electoral associations, electoral bloc, trustee candidate, electoral associations, electoral bloc, observer. In this case, a voter referendum party orally notify the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission of its intention to take help to fill in the ballot, the ballot paper at the referendum. Meanwhile, in the appropriate (relevant) box(es) of the voters list, the voter shall indicate the surname, name, patronymic, passport number or alternate document of the person assisting a voter, party referendum. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 10. The completed ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum fall voters, parties to the referendum in sealed (sealed) ballot boxes.
11. a member of the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission immediately suspended from participating in its work as an observer and other persons are removed from the premises for voting if they are trying to obstruct the work of the Electoral Commission, the referendum or the implementation of a citizen of the Russian Federation of their electoral rights, the right to participate in the referendum, as well as to violate the secrecy of the ballot. This decision was adopted by the Commission, the local election Commission. In doing so, the Commission may apply to the appropriate authorities with the view of bringing suspended a member of the local election Commission, the referendum, as well as a remote observer and other persons liable under federal laws.
12. Registered candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs, trustees and authorized representatives of electoral associations and blocs, the Trustees of the registered candidates, members and delegates of the action teams for the referendum, as well as organizations, founders, owners, holders, and (or) members of the governing bodies which are listed individuals and entities, other natural and legal persons acting at the request of or on behalf of listed individuals and entities It is prohibited to undertake any action aimed at ensuring the delivery of voters, voters to vote. (Para 12 is supplemented by federal law from 30/03/99 N 55-FZ) Article 53. Order early voting 1. If Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation not to cast their vote on the identities provided for voting at elections, referendum, as well as in other cases stipulated by the Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the voter, party referendum on election day for a good reason (vacation, business trip, mode of work and training activities, implementation of State and public health responsibilities) will not be present at the place of their residence and will not be able to come to the precinct Election Commission the Referendum Commission, at a polling station, site of the referendum, in which he included in the poll, voters should be given the opportunity to vote early by filling out a ballot at a referendum ballot paper in the relevant territorial premises (district) (15-4 days before the day of voting) or precinct (not earlier than 3 days before polling day) Election Commission, the referendum. A voter referendum early voter party, delivers to the corresponding Election Commission, the Referendum Commission statement which indicates the reason for early voting. This statement is attached to the list of voter turnout for the referendum. The Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission is obliged to ensure the secrecy of the ballot, preclude distortion of the will of the voter, party referendum to safeguard the ballot, ballot paper at the referendum and voting records voter party referendum when establishing the results of voting and determining the results of elections, referendum. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

2. If a voter referendum Party voted at the premises of the territorial (district) the Electoral Commission, the referendum, on the obverse, issued him a ballot, the ballot paper at the referendum in the upper right corner of the signatures of two members of the territorial (district) the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, which shall be certified by the seal of the territorial (district) the Electoral Commission, the referendum. Territorial (district) the Electoral Commission, the referendum is voters list the voters for the referendum. The local election Commission, referendum continues preparation originating in territorial (district) the Electoral Commission, the referendum of the voters list, the voter who voted early.
3. A ballot paper at the referendum ballot paper filled with early voting a voter referendum party embeds a voter referendum party in an envelope and sealed. Glue in place on the envelope signatures of two members respectively of the territorial (district) or the local election Commission, referendum, which shall be certified by the seal of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum, as well as the signature of the voter, a member of the referendum had voted early.
4. A sealed envelope containing ballots, ballots for voting in the referendum is filed with the Secretary of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum at the premises of the territorial (district) the Electoral Commission, before passing the referendum ballots in precinct Electoral Commission, the referendum, in the premises of the polling station Election Commission, the Referendum Commission prior to the ballot day.
5. on the ballot day, the Chairman of the local election Commission, the referendum after the official opening of the premises for voting in the presence of members of the local election Commission, the referendum, observers, and other persons referred to in paragraph 1 of article 26 of this federal law before voting reports the number of voters, voters who voted ahead of time makes the Visual familiarization sealed envelopes with ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum and poll voters, who voted early. If the number of early voting in the premises of the territorial (district) and the local election Commission, voter referendum, voters will be more than one per cent of the electorate, voters on the list of electors, voters at the polling station, site of the referendum (but not less than 10 voters, voters) on the reverse side of the ballot papers, ballots in the referendum, learned from envelopes, voter turnout , participants in the referendum, the stamp of the local election Commission. Then he dissects each envelope and observing the secret will of the voter, party referendum, down ballot papers, ballots in the referendum in the stationary ballot box. The number of voters, voters who voted early (separately-territorial (district) the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission), before voting is entered in rows 3 and 4 of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote and in a larger form of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote, while the list of voters for the referendum against the names of voters, the voter is marked "Voted ahead of time". (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
6. in the cases and manner prescribed by federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the corresponding election commissions, the Referendum Commission may, in agreement with the higher Election Commission, the Referendum Commission decide to hold early voting, but no earlier than 20 days before polling day in remote and inaccessible areas, vessels on polling day during the voyage on polar stations one or more polling stations, polling stations in the referendum.
Article 54. The order of voting, voters outside the premises for voting 1. The local election Commission, the referendum must ensure the opportunity to vote, voters of the referendum participants included in the lists of voters, voters at this polling station, site of the referendum and may not be able to for legitimate reasons (for reasons of health, disability or other reasons) arrive at the premises for voting.

2. voting outside the premise for voting, except as provided by paragraph 6 of article 53 hereof, only on polling day and only on the basis of a written or oral statement (including passed with the help of other persons) voter party referendum on granting him the opportunity to vote outside the premises for voting. The application (appeal) may be done by the voter, party referendum at any time after the formation of the local election Commission, the referendum, but not later than the time set in accordance with paragraph 5 of this article. The local election Commission, the Referendum Commission shall keep a record of all applications (circulation) in the specialized registry. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
3. when registering oral treatment in the register referred to in paragraph 2 of this article, the time of its receipt and shall bear the signature of a member of the Commission, accepting a telephone message the person making the appeal. Upon arrival of the members of the Commission to a voter referendum party appeal is confirmed by written statement.
4. in the Declaration on the granting of opportunities to vote outside the premises for voting should be specified the reason voter party referendum may not arrive in the premises for voting, as well as in the statement to be made to the same data about a voter, party, referendum, which are contained in the list of voters for the referendum.
5. Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, and a local referendum is also the Charter of municipal formation(education) set limit, but not later than 4:00 before the vote while taking such statements (downloads) on polling day.
6. the local election Commission, the referendum must have the necessary amount, but not more than three transportable ballot boxes, which shall be determined by decision of the higher Election Commission, the referendum.
7. the members of the local election Commission, the referendum starting on applications (Appeals) are signature ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum. Voting outside the premise for voting are not less than two members of the local election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote, which must be in possession of previously sealed (sealed) in the local election Commission, the referendum of the portable ballot box, the required number of ballots. ballots in the referendum on the prescribed form, a certified extract from the register referred to in paragraph 2 of this article, containing the necessary data about a voter, party referendum and about the statement (circulation) to be allowed to vote outside the premises for voting, received written statements of voters for the referendum to be allowed to vote outside the premises for voting, as well as the necessary writing materials to fill in a voter referendum party ballot , ballot paper at the referendum.
8. voting outside the premise for voting is carried out in compliance with the requirements of article 52 of this federal law.
9. The written statement to be allowed to vote outside the premises for voting a voter referendum party put their passport series and number or alternate document and its signature certifies receipt of the ballot, the ballot paper at the referendum. Members of the Commission with their signatures on a statement certifying the fact of issuing a ballot paper, ballot paper at the referendum. The statement also made a mark on a new bulletin to replace the corrupted, and in the case of a voter referendum party of two or more ballots (given the types and levels of elections, referendum)-the total number of received ballots.
10. the members of the local election Commission, the referendum, left on applications (Appeals) voters, voters are entitled to issue ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum only to voters referendum participants (treatment) are registered in the registry in accordance with paragraph 2 of this article.
11. Passport number or alternate document voter party referendum voted outside the premises for voting, are made to the voters list, the voter precinct Election Commission members, the Referendum Commission with power to vote, directly on the applications (Appeals) voters for the referendum. At the same time in the appropriate box(es) of the voters list, the voter is done a special "Voting outside the premise for voting".

12. When voting outside the premise for voting members of the Election Commission have the right to be present, the Referendum Commission with the right of deliberative vote observers. While the local election Commission, the referendum must ensure equal rights with travelling to the voting members of the local election Commission, arrival possible referendum a vote of not less than two members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum with a consultative vote, observers designated by different candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocks. Voting outside the premise for voting should exclude the possibility of violation of electoral rights and right to participate in referendum voter party referendum, as well as the distortion of the will of the voter, party referendum.
13. If a voter referendum party, from which it received the application (appeal) to be allowed to vote outside the premises for voting arrived at the premises of the local election Commission, referendum to vote after directions to it from Commission members for voting outside the premise for voting, a member of the local election Commission, a referendum may not issue him indoors Commission ballot referendum ballot paper to the returning members of the Commission departures on the application (treatment) of this voter, party referendum and determining that voting indicated voter referendum party outside the premises for voting.
14. Number of written statements of voters for the referendum, as well as the number of used and returned ballots, ballots in the referendum indicated in a separate Act, which also contains information about members of the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission with the right of deliberative vote and observers present when voting outside the premises for voting.
Article 55. Protocol of the local election Commission, the referendum on the outcome of the vote 1. The local election Commission, the referendum is Protocol on the results of the voting on the corresponding polling station, site of the referendum.
2. Protocol of the local election Commission, the referendum must be written on a single sheet. In exceptional cases, the Protocol can be drawn on more than one sheet, with each sheet must be signed by all present members of the local election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote. Protocol of the local election Commission, the referendum on the outcome of the vote should contain: (as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) and instance number);
b) title of the elections, referendum, date of vote; (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) in) the word "Protocol";
g) the name of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission with indication of the number of the polling station, site of the referendum;
d) Protocol string in the following sequence: (as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) line 1: number of voters, the voters list;
line 2: the number of ballot papers, ballots in the referendum received the precinct Electoral Commission, Commission for the referendum;
line 3: the number of ballot papers, ballots issued to voters in a referendum, referendum participants voted ahead of time, including a separate line in premise 4 territorial (district) the Electoral Commission, the referendum;
line 5: the number of cancelled ballots, ballots on referendum;
line 6: number of ballot papers, ballots issued to voters in a referendum, referendum participants at a polling station, site of the referendum on the day of voting;
line 7: the number of ballot papers, ballots issued to voters in a referendum, referendum participants voted outside the premises for voting;
line 8: the number of ballot papers, ballots in the referendum contained in portable boxes;
line 9: the number of ballot papers, ballots in the referendum contained in stationary boxes;
row 10: number of valid ballot papers, ballots on referendum;
line 11: number of invalid ballot papers, ballots in the referendum, including individual lines 12 and 13-number of invalid ballots under paragraph 14 of article 56 of this federal law, and the number of ballots that do not contain markings on any of the positions; (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

line 14 and subsequent rows: the number of votes cast for each of the positions contained in all ballot papers, including "against all candidates" ("against all candidates"), and the number of votes of voters cast for position of "Yes" or "no" ballots in the referendum.
If Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation provided cast their vote on permits for voting in elections, referendums, the Protocol on the results of the vote made a string: line 13A: number of absentee ballots to vote on elections, referendum, received the precinct Electoral Commission, Commission for the referendum;
line 13B: number of absentee ballots to vote on elections, referendum, issued by the local election Commission, Commission for referendum voters referendum participants at a polling station, site of the referendum before polling day;
string 13v: the number of voters, voters who voted in absentia identities for voting at elections, referendum at polling station, site of the referendum;
line 13 g: number of cancelled at a polling station, station referendum absentee ballots to vote on elections, referendum; (Paragraph 17th supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) e) list of complaints (applications), acts and other documents annexed to the Protocol;
f) surnames and initials of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and other members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum and their signature;
w) date and time of the signing of the Protocol;
and) printing of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission.
3. The number referred to in paragraph 2 of this article shall be entered in the minutes of the voting results in figures and words. Line numbering Protocol, the local election Commission, the referendum is set by federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 56. The procedure for counting votes, and voters and drawing up a report on the outcome of the voting precinct election commissions, commissions referendum 1. Counting of votes of participants in the referendum is carried out in an open and transparent manner by members of the local election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote.
2. counting of votes of voters begins immediately after the end of voting time and carried out without interruption until establishment of the results of the voting, which must be notified to all members of the polling station Commission, as well as by the observers for the referendum.
3. After the end of voting time, the members of the local election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote in the presence of observers, of persons referred to in paragraph 1 of article 26 of this federal law, count, pay, cutting off the bottom left corner, unused ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum (with the exception of damage squares placed on the ballot to the right of the registered candidates, names of electoral associations and blocs and of the line "against all candidates" or "against all candidates" , the squares placed under the words "Yes" and "no"), and then provide and enter the number of unused ballot papers, spoilt ballot papers, as well as voters, members of the referendum vote, in line 5 of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote and in a larger form of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote, which is in the premises for voting. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
4. Before the counting of the votes of electors, voters, members of the local election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote made in each page the list of voters for the referendum the following summary data on this page: a) the number of voters, the voters list;
b) the number of ballot papers, ballots issued to voters in a referendum, referendum participants at a polling station, site of a referendum on polling day (set according to the number of voters ' signatures of voters in the poll, voters);
in) the number of ballot papers, ballots issued to voters in a referendum, referendum participants voted outside the premises for voting (installed on the relevant marks in the poll, voters);
g) number of voter turnout, voters;
d) number of absentee ballots to vote on elections, referendum, issued by the local election Commission, Commission for referendum voters referendum participants at a polling station, site of the referendum;

(e)), the number of voters, voters who voted in absentia identities for voting at elections, referendum at polling station, site of the referendum.
5. After making the set forth in paragraph 4 of this article, every page of the voters list, the voter must be signed by a member of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission, which sets these credentials, and then summarizes them, announce and notify the President, Vice-President or Secretary of the local election Commission, the referendum and the persons present at the counting of votes. The last sheet of the poll, voters Chairman, Vice-Chairman or the Secretary of the local election Commission, the referendum makes the resulting data, defined as the sum of the data established in accordance with paragraph 4 of this article, assured them, signed and stamped by the local election Commission, the referendum. Then with a list of voters, voters have the right to examine the persons referred to in paragraph 3 of article 26 of this federal law.
6. the Chairman, Vice-Chairman or the Secretary of the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission said, read and populates the rows 1 and 2 of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote and in its larger form: a) of the number of voters, the voters list;
b) the number of ballot papers, ballots in the referendum received the precinct Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission (bulletins, learned from envelopes early voting at the premises of the territorial (district) the Electoral Commission, voter referendum, voters in the specified number are not included). (Paragraph 4 replace paragraphs 4-6 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

7. If the Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation provided cast their vote on permits for voting in elections, referendums, the lines 13A, 13B, 13B and 13 g of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote and in its larger form also recorded and the following data: (as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), the number of absentee ballots to vote in the election , the referendum received the precinct Electoral Commission, Commission for the referendum;
the number of absentee ballots to vote on elections, referendum, issued by the local election Commission, Commission for referendum voters referendum participants at a polling station, site of the referendum;
the number of voters, voters who voted in absentia identities for voting at elections, referendum at polling station, site of the referendum;
the number of cancelled at a polling station, station referendum absentee ballots to vote on elections, referendum. (Paragraph five supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) if federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation provided a second ballot, absentee ballots accounting establishes the Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation. (Paragraph six supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) (Paragraph 7 as subclause 5 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
8. Then, in row 6 and 7 of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote and in its larger form is entered the following data: the number of ballot papers, ballots issued to voters in a referendum, referendum participants at a polling station, site of a referendum on polling day (set according to the number of voters ' signatures of voters in the poll, voters);
number of ballot papers, ballots issued to voters in a referendum, referendum participants voted outside the premises for voting (installed on the relevant marks in the poll, voters). (Item 6 as subclause 8 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
9. after the Chairman or the Secretary of the Election Commission, the referendum is provided by storage of poll voters, precluding access to persons involved in counting votes. Further work with the list of voters, the referendum could not be held until the check control data correlations made in the Protocol on the results of a vote in accordance with paragraph 24 of the present article. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 10. Direct counting of votes of participants in the referendum takes place on the ballot in the electoral ballots, ballots for voting in the referendum by members of the local election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote.

11. By direct counting of votes shall have the right to attend the polling station Election Commission members, the Referendum Commission with the right of a deliberative vote, observers, or other persons listed in paragraph 1 of article 26 of this federal law.
12. Direct counting of the vote, the referendum is carried out in specially designated areas, equipped in such a way as to permit access by members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum as with casting and with the right of deliberative vote. Members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum, with the exception of the Chairman (Deputy Chairman) and the Secretary of the Election Commission, the referendum prohibits counting enjoy writing materials. Must be provided with a complete review of the actions of members of the local election Commission, the referendum for all present when counting.
13. By direct counting of votes precinct Election Commission, the Referendum Commission separates the ballot papers, ballots in the referendum of unknown form. Unknown forms of bulletins during the counting of votes shall not be taken into account.
14. first counts the ballots, ballots in the referendum held in portable boxes for a vote. Open portable ballot boxes preceded by verification of intact seals (seals) on them. Counting is conducted in a manner that is not compromised the secrecy of the ballot. The number of lessons of the ballots in the prescribed form shall be delivered and is entered in line 8 of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote and in its larger form. In case of a detection of a larger number of mailbox in a portable ballot papers in the prescribed form, than the number of voters for the referendum, containing the number of ballots all ballots in this portable box for a vote, the decision of the local election Commission, the referendum null and void, what is a private act that is attached to the Protocol on the outcome of the vote, and indicating the names and initials of the members of the Electoral Commission Referendum Commission, providing voting outside the premises for voting with the use of this box. The number of recognized in this case, the invalid ballots entered in row 12 Protocol on the outcome of the vote and in its larger form.
15. Fixed ballot boxes opened after checking intact seals (seals) on them. (Paras. 8-13 take respectively paragraphs 10-15 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 16. Members of the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission sort ballots, ballots in the referendum, extracted from portable and stationary ballot boxes, the voices made for each of the candidates (each list of candidates), as well as voices filed against all candidates (lists of candidates), voices, filed for the position of "Yes" and "no" in the referendum on the ballot, while separate bulletins unidentified forms and invalid ballot papers. When you sort the members of the local election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote at contained in the ballot, the ballot referendum mark a voter referendum party and constitute bulletins for Visual control of all present with the direct counting. Simultaneous reading of the contents of two or more ballot papers, ballots for voting at a referendum is not allowed. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 17. If the Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation provided for voting for more than one candidate personally sort the ballots at elections in multi-member electoral districts shall be established by federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, and in cases where such procedure is established by law, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, depending on the level of election. (New paragraph 17 is supplemented by federal law from 30/03/99 N 55-FZ)


18. In case the number of early voting in the premises of the territorial (district) and the local election Commission, voter referendum, voters will be more than one per cent of the electorate, voters on the list of electors, voters at the polling station, site of the referendum (but not less than 10 voters, voters), the local election Commission, a referendum upon the request of any member of the Commission, observer is accordingly under an obligation to make a separate counting of ballots , ballots in the referendum, learned from envelopes, voter turnout for the referendum. Based on the results of the precinct Electoral Commission count is specified, the Referendum Commission shall be drawn, which is attached to the Protocol of the local election Commission, the referendum on the outcome of the vote. While the ballot papers, ballots in the referendum, extracted from envelopes, voter turnout for the referendum, are packed separately and sealed. (New paragraph 18 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 19. Then counts the votes of participants in the referendum ballots in the prescribed form. Not less than two members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum count ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum separately for each candidate, the list of candidates to the positions of "Yes" and "no". The data obtained are entered in line 14 and subsequent lines of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote, as well as in its larger form.
20. Invalid ballots are counted and summed up separately. Void ballot papers, ballots in the referendum on which you cannot install the manifestation of the will of the voter, party referendum. In case of doubt, when recognition bulletin invalid precinct Election Commission, the referendum will decide the vote, while on the reverse side of the bulletin identifies the causes of its invalidity. This entry is confirmed by the signatures of at least three members of the Commission and is certified by a seal of the Commission. Number of invalid ballots is recorded in line 11 and 13 of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote and in its larger form.
21. the members of the local election Commission, the referendum count, and enter in line 10 of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote and in its larger form number of valid ballot papers, ballots in the referendum.
22. the members of the local election Commission, the referendum count, disclose and enter in line 9 of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote, as well as in its larger form the number of ballot papers in the prescribed form under the stationary boxes for a vote.
23. Then with sorted ballot papers may visually to familiarize members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum with a consultative vote, observers, under the supervision of the members of the local election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote. (Paras. 15-19 take 19-23 points, respectively, as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FL) 24. Then checks the control ratio data in the voting results Protocol. If supervisory ratios do not match, the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission shall decide on the further counting on all or on a separate protocol on the outcome of the vote, including the additional counting of ballot papers, ballots in the referendum. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 25. Protocol on the outcome of the vote is completed in triplicate and signed by all present members of the local election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote with putting date and time (hour, minute) for his signature.
26. If, at the time of completing the Protocol about the outcome of the vote, some members of the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission with power to vote no, the Protocol is done about this record along with the reason for their absence. The Protocol is valid if it is signed by the majority of the membership of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote.
27. Not permitted filling the voting results Protocol pencil and amendment of any changes. When signing the Protocol, the members of the local election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote, disagreeing with the content of the Protocol shall have the right to attach a dissenting opinion to the Protocol, as an appropriate entry is made in the Protocol.

28. At the request of a member of the local election Commission, the referendum, observers, and other persons referred to in paragraph 1 of article 26 of this federal law, the local election Commission, the referendum immediately after the signing of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote is obliged to extradite these persons or provide an opportunity to make a copy of the voting results Protocol, as well as to assure her.
29. the first copy of the local election Commission, the referendum on the outcome of the vote after its signing by all present members of the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission with the right to vote shall be given promptly to a higher Election Commission, the referendum and the return to the precinct Electoral Commission, shall not be subject to referendum. To the first instance of a Protocol on the results of the vote are attached dissenting opinions of members of the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission with power to vote received in the Election Commission, the Referendum Commission complaints (applications) for violation of the law, the Charter of municipal formation(education), based on which elections are held, a referendum, as well as on those complaints (statements) of the decision of the Election Commission, the referendum and the local election Commission, the Referendum Commission acts. Certified copies of these documents and the decisions of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission shall be attached to the second instance of a protocol.
30. the second instance of the Protocol together with federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the statutes of Municipal formations of the electoral documentation, documentation relating to the preparation and holding of the referendum, including ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum, and the seal of the local election Commission, the referendum is stored by the Registrar of the local election Commission, the referendum under seal in the protected premises before the end of the work of the Commission.
31. the third instance of Protocol (a copy of) hung out for public inspection at the place prescribed by the local election Commission, Commission for the referendum.
32. in the cases and manner prescribed by federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the Divisional election commissions, the Commission may use the referendum voting on elections, referendum technical means counting, including scanners, ballots, ballots in the referendum. The voting results, obtained using the specified technical means are provisional, and void of information, unless otherwise established by federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
33. When using technical means of counting of votes is prohibited disclosure of the counting of votes before the end of voting at a polling station, station referendum, except for data on the total number of electors who voted.
34. the voting results Protocol Data are transmitted via technical channels of communication in electronic form (within the framework of the State automated information system or other technical systems) to a higher Election Commission, with the obligatory referendum and the first instance of a Protocol on the outcome of the vote, and the electoral documentation, documentation of the referendum, including ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum to a higher Election Commission, a referendum upon the occurrence of a first opportunity to directly or through diplomatic representatives and consular institutions of the Russian Federation, or otherwise providing the safety of electoral documentation, documentation of the referendum and its delivery to the destination.
35. the procedure for the use of technical systems of transfer of electoral information, information on the holding of a referendum, the order and terms of the transfer, handling and use of this information, including technical communication channels transmitted in electronic form data on the outcome of the vote, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. (Paragraphs 21-31 take respectively paragraphs 25-35 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) of Article 57. Treatment outcome of vote in territorial, district electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum, the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation

1. The first copies of the protocols on the outcome of the voting precinct, territorial, district electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum, the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation immediately after their signing of members of the Election Commission, the referendum comes in immediately higher Election Commission, the referendum, including the Electoral Commission, the referendum that determines the results of elections, referendum.
2. On the basis of data protocols on the outcome of the vote after a preliminary validation of their compilation higher Electoral Commission, the referendum by summing the data contained in them sets the results of the voting on the corresponding territory in the district, constituent entities of the Russian Federation, Russian Federation. The summation of the data contained in the records of lower electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum exercise directly members of the superior election commissions, commissions of the referendum with a casting vote.
3. on the basis of a vote next election Commission, the referendum is a protocol that records data on the number of directly subordinate electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum in the territory, in the district, constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the Russian Federation, on the number of received protocols directly subordinate electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum on the basis of which the Protocol shall be made on the outcome of the vote, as well as summary data by rows of protocols of precinct election commissions referendum commissions set by paragraph 2 of article 55 of this federal law.
4. The minutes of all election commissions, commissions of the referendum referred to in paragraph 1 of this article shall be drawn up in triplicate and signed by all present members of the Election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote. To the protocols drawn up in three copies is attached a summary table on the outcome of the vote on the relevant territory, district, in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the Russian Federation, which includes full details of all entering the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum voting protocols. Member of the Election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote, which does not agree with the Protocol as a whole or individual provisions thereof, may attach a dissenting opinion to the Protocol, as an appropriate entry is made in the Protocol.
5. To the first instance of the Protocol are attached dissenting opinions of the members of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission of the Protocol, as well as received in specified electoral referendum Commission, complaints (applications) for violation of this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities and taken on a specified complaints (statements). Certified copies of the dissenting opinions, complaints (applications) and the decisions of the said Election Commission, the referendum will be attached to the second instance of a protocol.
6. the first copy of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission immediately after its signature is sent together with the first copy of the PivotTable list on the outcome of the vote in the directly higher Election Commission, the referendum.
7. the second instance of the Protocol together with a second instance of the PivotTable list on the outcome of the vote, and lists the members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum with the deliberative vote of the Protocol, observers, and other persons referred to in paragraph 1 of article 26 of this federal law, when determining the outcome of the present vote and drafting protocols, as well as other documentation under federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation , statutes of municipalities, said Commission Secretary is stored in a secure place.
8. the third instance of the Protocol and the third copy of the PivotTable list on the results of the vote are available for inspection and copying members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum drew up the Protocol, and to the members of the superior election commissions, commissions of the referendum with a consultative vote, observers and other persons referred to in paragraph 1 of article 26 of this federal law.

9. If, after the signing of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote and (or) a PivotTable list and sending them the first copies to a higher Election Commission, the referendum, the Electoral Commission, the referendum has sent the Protocol summary table revealed they inaccuracy (clerical, typographical error or an error in adding data protocols lower electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum), it has the right to at its meeting to consider making refinements in the Protocol and (or) a summary table. Of the decision, the Commission necessarily informs its members with the right of deliberative vote, observers and others who were present when composing a previously approved Protocol, as well as the media. In this case, the Electoral Commission, the referendum is the voting results Protocol, which is marked "Re". This Protocol shall be given promptly to a higher Election Commission, the referendum.
10. when identifying errors, inconsistencies in the records of voting results and (or) the summary tables on the outcome of the vote, or you have any doubt about the correctness of drawing up protocols and (or) PivotTables from subordinate electoral commissions, the Referendum Commission, the superior Election Commission may decide to hold a recount of the votes, the voters of the inferior Election Commission, Commission for the referendum or of conducting of a repeated counting of votes , voters at the appropriate polling station, site of the referendum in the territory concerned. Repeated counting of votes of participants in the referendum shall be held in the presence of a member (members) of the higher Election Commission, the referendum with a casting vote by the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission evaluated and approved the Protocol that is to be checked, or the Commission to adopt a decision about the repeated counting of votes of the voters. The Electoral Commission, the referendum, which is carrying out a second counting of votes of participants in the referendum, shall notify the members of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum with a consultative vote, observers, candidates and other persons referred to in paragraph 1 of article 26 hereof, which shall have the right to attend the recount of votes of participants in the referendum. According to the results of the recount of the votes, the voters, the Electoral Commission, the referendum, which has carried out such a calculation is the voting results Protocol, which is marked "recount." Protocol shall be given promptly to a higher Election Commission, the referendum.
Article 58. Procedure to determine the results of elections, referendum 1. Based on the first copies of the protocols on the outcome of the vote received from directly subordinate electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum, by summing the data contained therein the results of elections, referendum determines the Electoral Commission, the referendum, with the right of federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education). Members of the Commission with the power to vote on elections, referendum results set personally. On the results of elections, referendum shall be drawn up in triplicate and protocol summary table, which shall be signed by all present members of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission with the right to vote.
2. elections are recognized by the corresponding Election Commission is not valid if: (a)) participated in fewer voters than is provided for in the relevant federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation;
b) the number of votes cast for the candidate who received the greatest number of votes in relation to another candidate (the other candidates), less than the number of votes cast against all candidates;
in) less than two lists of candidates in the vote for lists of candidates received under the Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation the right to participate in the allocation of Deputy mandates;
g) for lists of candidates, received under the relevant law of the right to participate in the distribution of seats, in the amount of 50 per cent or less of voters who took part in voting for lists of candidates.
3. at holding of elections in multi-member constituencies, the candidate shall be deemed not to have been elected if the number of votes cast for candidates, less than the number of votes cast against all candidates. In this case, the remaining deputy mandates unsubstituted appointed by-election.

4. The corresponding Election Commission cancels its decision to recognize the elected candidate, who received the required number of votes for election or a recognized elected by voting for the list of candidates, if it within the term established by federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, but not later than within seven days from the day of official publication of the election results has not submitted to the corresponding Election Commission a copy of the order (orders) for exemption from responsibilities incompatible with the status of Deputies, elected official, or a copy of documents certifying the filing statement within the prescribed time-limit for exemption from these responsibilities.
5. The Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation may stipulate that, if a candidate without forcing to circumstances not stepped down, incompatible with the status of the Deputy, an elected official, resulting in repeated or appointed by-election, the candidate must reimburse the corresponding Election Commission fully or partially its expenses related to repeated or by-elections. The law should also contain a list of compelling circumstances under which the specified refund is not possible.
6. the referendum shall be recognized by the relevant Consultative Commission of the referendum is not held if attended fewer than half of voters entered in the lists of participants in the referendum in the territory of the referendum. The corresponding Commission decision not to recognize the referendum adopted by referendum if it receives less than half of the voters who participated in voting.
7. The corresponding Election Commission, recognizes the referendum voting results, the results of the elections, the referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum invalid: a) if admitted during the vote or the outcome of the vote does not allow violations with certainty the results of expression of the will of the electors, voters;
b) if they are found to be invalid by not less than one quarter of the polling stations, stations of the referendum;
in) by a court decision.
8. Documentation of electoral commissions, commissions at all levels, including the referendum ballot papers, ballot papers for the referendum and otkrepitel'nye identities for voting in elections, referendums, shall be stored within the time frames stipulated by this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities. When the installed retention ballot papers, ballots in the referendum, absentee ballots to vote in the elections, referendums and voter lists, voters may not be less than one year from the date of publication of the results of voting and the results of elections, referendum, and protocols on the results of voting and summary tables of election commissions is less than one year from the date of the announcement of the date of the next election.
9. the procedure for the storage and transfer of the archive documents related to the preparation and conduct of elections, referendum, approved by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, election commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation in accordance with the relevant State Archive authorities. (Article 58 as amended by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), Article 59. Repeated voting and repeated elections.
By-election (the name of the article as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ dated December 30, 2008) 1. Organization and conducting of a repeated voting in the election, including ballot location data on candidates, for which a second vote shall take place in accordance with the Federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
2. If one of the candidates, on which, in accordance with the outcome of the earlier vote should be repeated voting, withdrew his candidacy before election day, his place on the decision of the Electoral Commission, setting out the results of the elections, is passed to the next according to the number of votes a candidate previously participated in this election.
3. Federal constitutional laws, federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation to the conducting of a repeated voting may provide for voting on a nominee if after removing all other candidates as candidates in the ballot on the day of voting will only have one candidate. If this candidate is considered elected if he received less than 50 per cent of the votes not voters who participated in voting.

4. In the case of disposal of all candidates elections postponed for further nomination of candidates of the party and perform the necessary electoral action, but not more than six months. When the electoral deadlines for action may be reduced, but not by more than one-third. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
5. In case the election annulled, invalid, repeat elections shall be appointed in the manner and within the time limits provided for in federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Repeated elections shall be held no later than six months from the date of initial election or no later than six months from the date of acceptance of the elections null and void. When by-elections electoral deadlines for action to address the corresponding election commissions can be reduced by one-third. Message on conducting of the repeated elections shall be published in mass media. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
6. In case if the candidate (all candidates in multi-member constituencies) receiving (scored) the necessary number of votes for election, not folded (not folded), incompatible with the status of the Deputy, an elected official, the corresponding Election Commission designates in the order established by federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, repeated elections in the constituency. (Item 6 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
7. In the event of early termination of powers of deputies elected in single-seat constituency, the constituency in a by-election shall be appointed in the manner provided for in federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation. Voting at the by-election must be held not later than one year from the day of premature termination of a Deputy's powers. A by-election must be called no later than 70 days before the vote on the election. (As amended by the Federal law dated 10.07.2001 N 89-FZ) 8. In the event of early termination of powers of deputies elected in multi-mandate constituency by-election shall be appointed in the manner provided by paragraph 7 of this article, if the district replaced less than two-thirds of the seats. Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation may stipulate other grounds for the multi-member constituency by-election to replace the retired deputies. (Para 8 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
9. The Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation may stipulate that the repeated and (or) by-elections are not assigned and shall not be held if, as the result of these elections, members of Parliament may not be elected for more than one year. (Para 9-supplemented the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 10. Federal Constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation could be established that, if repeated and (or) additional elections within the deadlines established by federal constitutional law, federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, were found to be not valid on grounds provided for by subparagraphs a and b of paragraph 2 of article 58 hereof, the following repeated and (or) a by-election may be deferred for a period not exceeding two years. (Para. 10-supplemented the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) (As amended by the Federal law dated 10.07.2001 N 89-FZ) 11. In the case of disposal of several deputies in a period when holding by-elections in accordance with paragraph 9 of this article are not provided, and legislative (representative) body of State power, local self-government body stayed in the unauthorized structure, new major elections in accordance with the procedure and terms stipulated by the Federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (Item 11 is supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) 12. The Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation may stipulate that the sub-item "and" paragraph 2 of article 58 hereof shall not apply with the conducting of a repeated voting on nominees who collected the largest number of votes. (Para 12 is supplemented by federal law from 30/03/99 N 55-FZ) Article 60. Publication of the results of the vote and the results of elections, referendum

1. the outcome of the vote in each polling station, site of the referendum, the territory covered by the activity of the Election Commission, election results by constituency, the results of the referendum in the amount of data contained in the Protocol of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum and the directly subordinate electoral commissions, commissions a referendum provided to familiarize voters, members of the referendum candidates, election agents of candidates and electoral associations and blocs, the action teams on the referendum, observers foreign (International) observers, representatives of the media upon request. These data, the Electoral Commission, the referendum.
2. Electoral commissions, registration of candidates (lists of candidates), the Referendum Commission that determine the results of the referendum, direct general election results by constituency, the results of the referendum in the media within 24 hours after you determine the results of elections, referendum.
3. The official publication of the results of elections, referendum, as well as data on the number of votes received by each of the candidates (lists of candidates), the votes cast against all candidates (lists of candidates), voters, votes cast for position of "Yes" and "no", is performed by the corresponding Election Commission, Commission for the referendum within the deadlines established by federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, but not later than one month from the day of the vote.
4. the Election Commission, the referendum at all levels, except for electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum, publish the data contained in the records of the Electoral Commission, the referendum at the appropriate level on the outcome of the vote and the results of elections, referendum, and the data that is contained in the protocols directly subordinate electoral commissions, commissions on the results of the referendum vote and on the basis of which were determined by the results of elections, referendum in the respective electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum. The Federal law, the law of the Russian Federation official publication listed the data contained in the records of the electoral commissions operating in the territory of the constituency can be assigned to the corresponding District Election Commission or the Election Commission of the Russian Federation. The official publication of comprehensive data on the results of the elections in the Federal State authorities, the referendum of the Russian Federation shall be carried out within three months from the date of the vote. The official publication of comprehensive data on the results of the elections to bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government, a referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum shall be made within two months from the day of the vote. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 61. The legal force of the decisions adopted at the referendum 1. The decision, adopted at a referendum in the Russian Federation, is General and does not require additional approval.
2. The decision taken at the referendum of the Russian Federation, is valid throughout the territory of the Russian Federation. The decision taken at the referendum of the Russian Federation, acting on the territory of the Russian Federation. The decision taken in a local referendum, acts on the territory of the municipality.
3. The decision taken at the referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum shall be recorded in the bodies of State power and local self-government bodies, in accordance with the procedure established for registration of normative legal acts at the appropriate level.
4. The decision taken at the referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum, may be revoked or modified by the adoption of a decision on referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum respectively, but not earlier than two years after its adoption, or found to be invalid in a Court of law.
5. cancellation of a decision by the Court, adopted in a referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum, may be made on the following grounds: violation established by this federal law, the law of the Russian Federation, the Charter of municipal formation(education) order the holding of a referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum, resulting in the inability to identify with certainty the results of expression of the will of the voters;

the inconsistency of the law under which the referendum was held on the subject of the Russian Federation, the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the Federal Constitutional law, the Federal law in force at the time of the referendum, the Charter of municipal formation(education), under which local referendum was held, the Constitution of the Russian Federation, as well as federal law, the law of the Russian Federation in force at the time of the referendum, leading to the inability to identify with certainty the results of expression of the will of the voters;
contradiction to the decision taken at the referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum, the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Federal Constitutional law, federal law, and for the local referendum Act and also the subject of the Russian Federation.
6. recognition of the outcome of the vote invalid for more than one quarter of the plots of the referendum shall entail invalidation of the results of the referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum.
7. If the implementation of the decisions adopted in a referendum requires the promulgation of additional normative legal act, the federal public authority, a body of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local authority, jurisdiction, the matter shall be obliged to within 15 days from the date of entry into force of the decisions adopted in a referendum to determine the duration of this regulation.
8. If, subsequent to the holding of a referendum of the Russian Federation on the issue in the joint conduct of the Russian Federation and constituent entities of the Russian Federation, issued a federal law on this issue, the decision taken at the referendum and not in conformity with the Federal law does not apply. (Para 8 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 62. Use of State automated information system for the elections, referendum 1. The elections, the referendum could be the State automated information system in the manner prescribed by this federal law, federal constitutional laws, federal laws.
2. When used in accordance with the federal laws and laws of constituent entities of the Russian Federation State automated information system in general or specific technical means in elections, referendum, at the appropriate level, including at registration (registered) voters, voters, compiling voter lists, voters, the outcome of voting and determining the results of elections, referendum, the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum forms a group from among the members of the Commission with the right of a casting vote and to monitor the use of State automated information system (its hardware). All members of the Electoral Commission, the referendum, observers have the right to review any information entered into the State automated information system.
3. Since the beginning of the vote until the signing of the Protocol on the outcome of the vote by the corresponding Election Commission, the Referendum Commission of State automated information system is used to monitor the progress and results of the vote by transferring data from subordinate electoral commissions, commissions a referendum by a higher electoral commissions, commissions are referendum. Information on the progress and outcome of the vote obtained across the State automated information system, is a preliminary, with no legal meaning of information, unless otherwise established by federal constitutional laws, federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
4. In case of use in the course of elections, the referendum of State automated information system data on voter turnout, voters in the voting, preliminary and final results of the vote should be quickly accessible (in read-only mode) to subscribers information and communication networks. Procedure and deadlines for the provision of such data must not contradict the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation on elections and referendum.
Chapter x. Appeal violations of electoral rights and the right to participate in the referendum and the responsibility for violation of electoral rights and the right to vote of citizens of the Russian Federation, article 63. Appeals against decisions and actions (inaction) of violating the electoral law and the right to vote of citizens of the Russian Federation

1. the decisions and actions (inaction) of State authorities, local government bodies, public associations and officials, as well as the decisions and actions (inactivity) of the electoral commissions, commissions and their officials who violate citizens ' electoral rights and the right of citizens to participate in the referendum, may be appealed in court.
2. Decisions and actions (inactivity) of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation and its officials appealed to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, decisions and actions (inactivity) of the electoral commissions of subjects of the Russian Federation, district electoral commissions on the elections in the Federal State authorities and officials of the electoral commissions appealed to the Court of Justice of the Russian Federation, decisions and actions (inactivity) of other electoral commissions, as well as commissions of the referendum will be appealed to district courts.
3. decisions of the Court are required for the execution of the corresponding election commissions, commissions of the referendum.
4. Complaints against decisions and acts (or omissions) violate the electoral rights of the citizens and the right of citizens to participate in the referendum, voters may ask, candidates, their proxies, electoral associations, electoral blocs and their proxies, other public associations, pressure groups for the referendum, observers, as well as the Electoral Commission, the referendum. In case, if specified in the complaint (complaint) violations relate to a large number of persons or because of other circumstances, violation of has taken on particular social importance, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation shall have the right to appeal to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, which is obliged to examine the complaint on its merits. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
5. In cases stipulated by this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the Court may reverse the decision of the corresponding Election Commission, the referendum on the outcome of the vote or on the results of elections, referendum or a decision of the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission.
6. Decisions and actions (inactivity) of the electoral commissions, commissions and their officials who violate citizens ' electoral rights and the right of citizens to participate in the referendum, may be appealed to a higher Election Commission, the referendum (the level of elections or referendum).
7. in case the parent (respectively level elections or referendum) Electoral Commission, no referendum, decisions or actions (inaction) of the territorial Election Commission, the referendum or its officer, violating citizens ' electoral rights and the right of citizens to participate in the referendum, may be appealed to the Election Commission of the Russian Federation, and decisions or actions (inaction) of the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation or its official violating the electoral rights of the citizens and the right of citizens to participate in the referendum, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
8. Higher Electoral Commission, the referendum, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation shall have the right to decide on the merits of the complaint.
9. preliminary treatment to a higher Election Commission, the referendum, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation is not a prerequisite for recourse to the Court.
10. In case of adoption of a complaint for consideration by the Court and for the treatment of a citizen with a similar complaint to the Electoral Commission, the referendum, the Electoral Commission, the Referendum Commission suspends consideration of the complaint, pending the entry into force of the Court decision into legal force. The Court shall notify the Electoral Commission of the complaint.
11. decisions on complaints received during the electoral campaign or prepare a referendum taken within five days, but no later than the day preceding the day of the vote, and on polling day or on the day following the day of the vote, immediately. If the facts contained in the complaints require additional validation, they are accepted not later than within ten days. The complaint on the decision of the Electoral Commission, the referendum on the outcome of the vote, the results of elections, referendum, the Court is obliged to decide not later than two months from the date of the filing of the complaint.

12. The court complaints against the Election Commission's decision on the outcome of the vote, the results of the elections, as well as the examination of the facts in connection with violation of the election legislation does not constitute a violation of the inviolability of recognized the elected candidate, if such inviolability provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation. Recognized by the elected candidate does not have the right to refuse testimony in administrative, civil or criminal proceedings instituted in connection with the complaint on the violation of citizens ' electoral rights. The court complaints against the Election Commission's decision on the outcome of the vote, the results of the elections, as well as conducting the preliminary investigation does not require the consent of the relevant State authority or local government authority for termination of immunity recognized by the elected candidate.
13. the courts and procuratorial bodies are obliged to organize its work (including weekends) so as to ensure timely handling of complaints.
Article 64. Grounds for cancellation of registration of the candidate, cancellation of the decision of the Election Commission, the referendum on the outcome of the vote, the results of elections, referendum 1. Registration of the candidate (list of candidates) may be cancelled (cancelled) not later than the day preceding the day of the vote, in case of: (as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) of violations of rules of nomination and registration of candidates (lists of candidates);
violation of the rules of conduct of a pre-election campaign and campaign financing;
use of candidates and their proxies, the heads of electoral associations and blocs official or service position for the election;
establish the facts of bribery of voters, candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocks, in other organizations working to elect certain candidates (lists of candidates);
on other grounds established by this federal law, federal constitutional laws, other federal laws, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
Candidate registration may be cancelled (cancelled) also in case of substantial unreliability reported candidate data under paragraph 2 of article 28 and paragraph 1 of article 32 of this federal law, as well as the failure of the appeal or outstanding conviction, about the citizenship of a foreign State. (The paragraph is supplemented by federal law from 30/03/99 N 55-FZ)

2. If, after the establishment of the corresponding Election Commission results of voting or to determine the results of the election, the Court finds that the infringement referred to in paragraph 1 of this article have taken place and not allow certainty results the will of voters, he may revoke the Election Commission's decision on the outcome of the vote, the results of the elections.
3. the Court of the appropriate level may cancel the Election Commission's decision on the outcome of the vote, the results of the elections at a polling station, the territory, in the constituency in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation in the Russian Federation as a whole, also in case of violation of the rules of compilation of the electoral registers, order of formation of electoral commissions, voting and counting (including obstruction of monitoring their implementation), the determination of election results, other violations of electoral legislation If these actions (omission) does not allow certainty results the will of voters.
4. the Court may cancel the corresponding level of the Commission's decision to a referendum of the Russian Federation, local referendum on the outcome of the vote, the results of the referendum in case of violation of the rules of the voters lists, order of formation of the referendum commissions, violations of rules on campaigning and finance the preparation and conduct of the referendum, members of the action teams for the referendum, their proxies, leaders of public associations official status in order to obtain the desired response on the question of the referendum fact-finding, bribery of voters by these persons and public organizations for the same purpose, violations of voting procedures and counting (including obstruction of election monitoring) and other violations of the law on the referendum, if these actions (omission) does not allow certainty the results of expression of the will of the voters.

5. the Court shall, at the appropriate level, the District Election Commission, the Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation may cancel the decision of divisional, territorial, District Electoral Commission, Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation, as well as the Referendum Commission of the Russian Federation, Commission a local referendum on the outcome of the vote, the results of elections, referendum in cases stipulated by this federal law, as well as other federal constitutional laws, federal laws , the statutes governing municipalities conducting the elections, referendum.
6. Cancel decisions of electoral commissions, commissions on the results of the referendum vote, more than a quarter of polling stations shall entail invalidation of elections, referendum in the electoral district, in the territory of the referendum, in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation or in the Russian Federation as a whole.
7. The Court shall consider the complaint and make a decision no later than two months from the date of its submission and, in cases, stipulated by this federal law, other terms. The Court may decide, in the absence of (failure for two invitations), one of the representatives of interested parties.
8. do not constitute grounds for cancellation of the decision on the results of elections violations of this federal law to facilitate the election of either to encourage or seeking voters to vote for is not elected by the results of voting for candidates, registered candidates, for aren't took part in distribution of Deputy mandates electoral associations, electoral blocks. (Para 8 supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) Article 65. Responsibility for violation of citizens ' electoral rights and the right of citizens to take part in the referendum 1. Persons preventing by violence, deception, threats, fraud or otherwise free exercise of a citizen of the Russian Federation the right to elect and to be elected, or to take advantage of his official or service position, to elect, to obtain the desired response on the question of a referendum, or forcing citizens or preventing them from signing in support of a candidate, electoral associations, electoral bloc, the referendum initiative, as well as participating in the forgery of signatures data or engaged in bribing voters, voters, that is, acts prohibited by paragraph 3 of article 45 of this federal law, or carrying out charity work, as well as producing and distributing commercial and other advertising in violation of this federal law, (new paragraph five supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) or formulated in a timely manner and do not utochnivshie information on registered voters, parties, referendum (voter lists , voters) before sending the specified information to the corresponding territorial Election Commission or spread false information about candidates or commit other actions discrediting the honor and dignity of the candidates, or violate the rights of members of electoral commissions, commissions of the referendum, including the right of a deliberative vote, observers, foreign (International) observers, proxies of candidates and electoral associations and blocs, the action teams on the referendum, media including the right to receive timely information and copies of election documents, referendum documents, or violating the rules of campaigning, campaigning for the referendum, including those conducting the agitation on the day prior to election day, and on election day, or not created conditions for holding mass events, when such a duty vested in them by law (new paragraph 10th supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) or violate the rules of campaign financing preparation and holding of a referendum, including delaying the transfer of funds to electoral commissions, commissions are referendum candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs, the action teams on the referendum, either hidden or additional bag bulletin residues, unaccounted circulation ballots, ballots in the referendum, (a new paragraph twelfth supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) either discourage or illegally intervening in the work of the election commissions referendum commissions or activities of members of the commissions related to the performance of their duties or impeding voting at polling stations, stations referendum or violating the secrecy of the ballot or force voters, voters vote against their own choice,

or committing forgery of electoral documents, referendum documents, and issuing false documents who knowingly incorrect counting of votes or the results of elections, referendum, parties that have not submitted or not have published information on the outcome of a vote contrary to his/her duties or violate the rights of citizens to become acquainted with the list of electors, voters, or outstanding citizens ballot papers, ballots in the referendum in order to enable them to vote in favour of others, or to vote more than once on the same ballot or giving (outstanding) citizens of the completed ballot papers, ballots in a referendum (as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) either do not represent or not publish expenditure reports for the preparation and conduct of elections, referendum, financial reports electoral funds of candidates and electoral associations and blocs and financial reports about the spending of the budget allocated to conduct the election campaign, the preparation and conduct of the referendum as well as: (as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) employers failing to grant statutory holidays to participate in elections, referendum, (a new paragraph twenty-second supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ), public officials, did not have on presentation of electoral commissions, commissions referendum validation information about violations of this federal law, federal constitutional laws, federal laws laws of subjects of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities and not adopting measures to counter them, (new paragraph twenty-third supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) bear criminal, administrative or other liability in accordance with the federal laws.
2. Non-fulfillment or improper fulfillment of the decisions taken at the referendum shall entail liability in accordance with the federal laws.
Chap. Xi. Final provisions Article 66. The entry into force of this federal law 1. This federal law shall enter into force on the day of its official publication.
2. Shall be invalidated the Federal law on basic guarantees of electoral rights of citizens of the Russian Federation ", with subsequent amendments and additions (collection of laws of the Russian Federation, 1994, no. 33, p. 3406; 1996, no. 49, p. 5498) from the date of entry into force of this federal law, except in the circumstances referred to in paragraphs 3 and 4 of this article. (As amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
3. this federal law does not apply in the conduct of elections and referenda assigned prior to its entry into force, with the exception of articles 49-60. In case of non-compliance with federal laws, constitutions, statutes, laws of subjects of the Russian Federation, statutes of municipalities, establishing the procedure for conducting these elections and referenda, the procedures prescribed in articles 49-60 of this federal law, shall apply the articles of the present Federal law.
4. When carrying out additional and repeated elections of Deputies shall apply with the preparation and holding of elections of the deputies of the basic rules of this federal law, the Federal law on basic guarantees of electoral rights of citizens of the Russian Federation governing the acquisition of active and passive suffrage, nomination and registration of candidates (lists of candidates), the establishment of electoral funds, determine the outcome of the election. (New paragraph 4 is supplemented by Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

5. Election commissions formed prior to the entry into force of this federal law, shall retain their powers until the expiration of the term for which they were formed, but not exceeding five years from the date of their formation. Vacancies in electoral commissions are replaced in the order established by this federal law. (Paragraph 4 as subclause 5 as amended by the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)
6. In the Russian Federation, the laws which members acting on a constant basis the election commissions with a casting vote, working on a full-time (regular) basis, recognized by Government employees, the provision of paragraph 1 of article 23 of the Federal law that civil servants may not constitute more than one third of the total number of members of the Election Commission, shall enter into force when the legislation of the Russian Federation in accordance with paragraph 11 of article 24 of this federal law but not later than the expiration of the term of Office of the election commissions as set forth in paragraph 5 of this article. (Item 5 and 6 as subclause reworded as follows Federal law dated 30 March 99 N 55-FZ)

7. in order to reconcile the day elections to bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation with the day of elections to the federal bodies of State power or happy voting at other elections conducted in accordance with the federal laws on the territory of the Russian Federation as a whole on the basis of the treaties shall be allowed a one-time extension or reduction of not more than one year of the terms of Office of organs of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (Item 7-supplemented the Federal Act of 30 March 99 N 55-FZ) (As amended by the Federal law dated 10.07.2001 N 89-FZ)
8. in order to combine days voting in elections to State bodies on the same subject of the Russian Federation are allowed a one-time extension or reduction of not more than one year of the term of Office of one of the bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. (Para 8 supplemented by federal law from 10.07.2001 N 89-FZ)
9. in order to reconcile the day of voting in local elections with the day of voting in elections to State bodies on the same subject of the Russian Federation, either with the day of elections to the federal bodies of State power, either with day of voting on other elections conducted in accordance with the federal laws on the territory of the Russian Federation as a whole on the basis of international agreements allowed a one-time extension or reduction of not more than one year of the terms of Office of the local self-government bodies. (Para 9-supplemented federal law dated 10.07.2001 N 89-FZ) 10. Extending or shortening the powers of the organs of State power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation under paragraphs 7 and 8 of this article shall be implemented by the law of the Russian Federation. Extending or shortening the powers of local authorities, in accordance with paragraph 9 of this article are carried out by a normative legal act of the municipality. An extension or shortening of authority informed the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. Elections to bodies of State power of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government elections whose terms extended or reduced must be held before May 1, 2004 year. With funding for these elections are financed from the respective budgets. (Para. 10 of the Federal law is supplemented by 10.07.2001 N 89-FZ) Application information about the property I, candidate (on post) 11, (name of the body or elective office) __________________________________________________________________ (surname, name, patronymic, date of birth) __________________________________________________________________ (principal place of business or service position (if there is no principal place of business or service-occupation) resident at ____________________________________________, (address) to announce information about the property owned by me on the property right (including the right of common ownership) :
1. Недвижимое имущество +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ ¦N ¦ Вид и наименование имущества ¦Площадь ¦Место нахождения¦ ¦п/п¦ ¦ 2 ¦ имущества ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ (м ) ¦ ¦ +---+-----------------------------------+--------+----------------¦ ¦1 ¦Земельные участки* ¦ ¦ ¦ +---+-----------------------------------+--------+----------------¦ ¦2 ¦Жилые дома ¦ ¦ ¦ +---+-----------------------------------+--------+----------------¦ ¦3 ¦Квартиры ¦ ¦ ¦ +---+-----------------------------------+--------+----------------¦ ¦4 ¦Дачи ¦ ¦ ¦ +---+-----------------------------------+--------+----------------¦ ¦5 ¦Гаражи и иные здания, ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ buildings, constructions ¦¦ ¦ +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ * area of land measured in hectares.
2. means of transport +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ ¦ N ¦ View vehicle ¦ Number ¦ Mark ¦ ¦ p/n ¦ ¦ ¦ (mark) ¦ +-+-----------------------------------------------------------¦ ¦ 1 ¦ cars ¦ ¦ ¦ +-+-----------------------------------------------------------¦ ¦ 2 ¦ ¦ trucks ¦ ¦ +-+-----------------------------------------------------------¦ ¦ 3 ¦ transport ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ funds ¦ ¦ ¦ +-----------------------------------------------------------------+ Correct information about the property listed, I affirm _ (signed) _ (date) (Application update-Federal legislation h from 30/03/99 N 55-FZ), the President of the Russian Federation, b. Yeltsin, Kremlin, Moscow September 19, 1997 N 124-FZ