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MOSCOW, December 5 (Itar-Tass) — According to preliminary reports, 1,115,410 absentee ballots were used at the State Duma elections, head of the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) Vladimir Churov said on Monday summarising the preliminary voting results. According to him, “this makes 1.88 percent of the total number of voters.”
Churov recalled that at the 2007 Duma elections a total of 1,169,149 absentee ballots, or 1.68 percent from the total number of voters, were used.
The CEC head also noted that the number of invalid ballots at the Sunday elections to the Duma has reached 920,144 (or 1.55 percent of the total number of voters).
He recalled that at the 2007 parliamentary elections as many as 759,929 ballot papers were recognised invalid (1.09 percent). Thus, the number of invalid ballots has increased by a mere 0.54 percent, he stressed.