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Testing of Russia’s remote electronic voting system to begin on March 5

March 5 will be the first day of nation-wide testing of Russia’s remote electronic voting system. Voters in 29 Russian regions will be able to cast their ballots online in the March 15-17 voting period for the presidential election.

Four candidates will vie for the top office, namely Vladislav Davankov (nominated by the New People party), incumbent President Vladimir Putin (who is self-nominated), Leonid Slutsky (nominated by the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, or LDPR) and Nikolay Kharitonov (nominated by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, or CPRF).

Over 93,600 polling stations will be set up across Russia, with more than 2,200 voting sites established in places where people are staying temporarily, including hospitals, health resorts and detention facilities. As of January 1, 2024, about 112.3 mln Russian citizens will be able to vote at such polling stations. Some 260 polling stations will be set up in other countries where 1.8 mln Russian voters permanently reside. These TASS infographics offer detailed facts and figures about the Russian presidential election.