Dmitry Filyaev comes to vote with fighting spirits
Penza, 18 September 2016. PenzaNews. The first secretary of the city committee of the Communist Party, a history teacher Penza school №58 Dmitry Filyaev voted in the elections of deputies of the State Duma of Russia in the polling station №18, placed in a versatile grammar school №13 on Prospect Builders, on Sunday, September 18th.
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He was greeted warmly: Dmitry Filyaev used to be a member of the polling station commission, so many greeted him and shook his hand.
Answering the question of PenzaNews correspondent about his spirits he came with to perform his civil duty, the teacher said confidently: “With fighting spirits.”
However, he made it clear that he will keep this attitude “regardless of the outcome of the elections.”
In addition, Dmitry Filyaev said that he expected the new State Duma deputies to work in the interests of all residents of the country.
As PenzaNews reported earlier, on September 18, in addition to the State Duma elections, the region holds by-elections of deputies of the Penza City Council in the 17 th and 19 th single-member districts, the election of representatives of the Assembly of Deputies in Kamenka and Serdobsk areas, as well as deputy elections to the local authorities in 19 areas.
During State Duma elections each voter receives two ballots — the federal and single-mandate constituencies. In the first case one may vote for one of 14 parties registered by the CEC. In the second ballot, the voter gives preference to a particular candidate.
“Against all” box is not presented in both ballots. It was abolished in all types of elections in 2006, but then returned during municipal elections in 2014.
The elections will be considered valid with any turnout. In the Penza region it has traditionally been higher than the average in Russia. So, 13 years ago, the turnout in the region during parliamentary elections it was more than 57%, in 2007 about 70%, and in 2011 almost 65%.
According to the election committee of the Penza region, on September 18 the turnout of the first two hours of voting was 9.3%.