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:
Election day
Subtopic of primary thematic area:
Early or Advance Voting
Recommendation:
One of the peculiarities of the 2014 elections was the re-introduction of early voting. In many regions, the fraudulent activities were reported when administratively-dependent voters were forced to cast their vote on early voting days; it violated the principle of free election. This method empowered unfair candidates to safeguard a competitive advantage promising a victory already before the election day. Golos recommends to carefully analyze the irregularities and violations of the early voting procedures as well as to develop mechanisms in order to preclude from them during the next election.
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
Medium
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Array
Implementation Status:
Partially implemented