Over 10 thousand of regional young residents to vote for first time on September 18
Penza, 18 September 2016. PenzaNews. 10,059 young residents of the Penza region will be able to come to the polling station for the first time their lives to fulfill their civil duty on Sunday, September 18.
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As the regional election committee told PenzaNews, the Penza region CEC lists include 1,083.425 voters.
“9,390 CEC members are involved in the work of 1,105 polling stations,” the department informed.
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%.