MOSCOW, August 8 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian General Prosecutor’s Office has instructed prosecutors to tighten supervision of the observance of the election law in the run up to the single voting day on September 8. Sources in the General Prosecutor Office pointed out that regional heads will be elected in eight Russian regions; elections to regional parliaments will take place in 16 regions and there will be elections to local self-government bodies in most regions.
Prosecutors are instructed to organize the collection and analysis of information, investigate complaints without delay, establish interaction with election commissions with the assistance of working groups set up within prosecutor offices.
Special attention is to be given to the observance of laws in forming election commissions, collection of voters’ signatures, drawing up voters’ lists, candidates’ nomination, canvasing, early voting and financing elections. Whatever irregularities found should be promptly dealt with.