MOSCOW, September 15. /TASS/. Chairperson of Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) Ella Pamfilova has said that 96,000 polling stations will be working in Russia during the upcoming legislative elections.
"[As many as] 96,000 polling stations will open in the Russian Federation. Of these, 93,500 are permanent polling stations that are familiar to voters, while 2,500 are polling stations that will open in places of voters’ temporary stay. Given the pandemic, these are hospitals, red zones," she said at the commission’s meeting on Wednesday.
Pamfilova added that there were 108 million people in Russia and another 2 million Russians outside the country on the electorate.
Elections to the 8th Russian State Duma (lower house) are scheduled for September 19, 2021, known as Single Voting Day. The balloting process will span three days - September 17, 18, and 19. In addition to the State Duma elections, voters will go to the polls to cast ballots for the heads of nine Russian regions (in another three regions local legislatures will elect top executive officials) and in elections for 39 regional parliaments.