Monday, August 21, 2017

Yekaterinburg to allow citizens to vote without registering

According to the city of Yekaterinburg's official press service, voters will be allowed to vote without registration in each of the seven districts of Yekaterinburg.

Special polling stations will be set up to vote in the Russian presidential elections on March 4. The change will allow the many residents and visitors of the city to be able to vote despite not having an officially registered place of residence, E1.ru reports.

Some citizens have not been able to vote in the past due to engaging in the buying and selling of a house without having had a chance to register the new address. In addition, new places of residence have not always been in the system in time for elections. The new law will guarantee the opportunity to vote for these voters without an official place of residence.

The territorial and district election commissions will take the required steps needed to prevent voting citizens who do not have a residence registration from voting multiple times.

While the opportunity to vote will be given to people without residence registration, voters registered in another municipality but living in Yekaterinburg must obtain an absentee certificate or take part in elections to the specified address on the voter's passport, E1.ru reports.