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330 Russian take part in early presidential voting in Canada’s Calgary and Edmonton

February 28, 2012, 5:41 UTC+3

As many as 260 Russians took part in the voting in Calgary, and 70 – in Edmonton

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OTTAWA, February 28 (Itar-Tass) —— Early voting at Russian presidential elections was held in the Canadian cities of Clagary and Edmonton, head of the Russian embassy’s consular department Andrei Varlamov told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

As many as 260 Russians took part in the voting in Calgary, and 70 – in Edmonton. The sealed ballot papers are kept at the Russian consulate general in Toronto and will be counted after presidential election on March 4 are over.

“We are ready for presidential polls,” the Russian diplomat said. Polling stations have been organized, we have received ballot papers, special marks for them, and absentee ballots, election commissions have been formed.” Polling stations have been organized at the Russian embassy in Ottawa, and at consulates in Montreal and Toronto, and at the honorary consulate in Vancouver.

The voting will begin at 08:00 a.m. local time and will be over at 20:00. It will be 08:00 a.m. on March 5 in Moscow when the easternmost overseas polling station in Vancouver is closed. When all the votes are counted, protocols will be sent to the election commission of the Russian foreign ministry.


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