Country:
Russia
Organization:
Golos - open source data
Year:
2014
Election Type:
Local / Regional / Municipal
Recommending Organization:
Golos - open source data
Disclaimer:
Golos had to cancel its membership of the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) due to EPDE being listed as an "undesirable foreign organization" in Russia in March 2018. Due to this we exclusively evaluate open source information regarding election observation in Russia.
Primary Thematic Area:
Candidate and party registration
Subtopic of primary thematic area:
Support signatures
Recommendation:
The procedure of collecting signatures requires thorough review and modification. The requirement to collect 3% of signatures of constituency voters seems to be overly inflated and is actually a prohibitory threshold preventing candidates from running for the election if they do not obtain considerable financial, organizational, and administrative resources
Action required:
Legal change
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
Medium
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Array
Implementation Status:
Not implemented