Results of the Project “Citizen Observer”

posted 8 Dec 2011, 09:54 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Dec 2011, 12:28 ]
Vera Vasilieva, 08/12/11


· Electoral rights  · Moscow city & Moscow region

On 7 December 2011 a press conference was held at the Moscow office of Memorial Human Rights Centre to present the results of the project “Citizen-Observer”. The data provided by the speakers bear witness to widespread electoral fraud during the elections to the State Duma.

The project conducted independent observation of the recent 4 December State Duma elections. Project participants were present as observers from political parties and media reporters throughout the day at hundreds of polling stations in Moscow and in nearly 700 polling stations in the regions.

The coordinating headquarters of the project received 300 reports of violations at polling stations and intimidation of observers. Project participants submitted numerous formal complaints to the election officials at the polling stations and to electoral committees at district level. They also made several complaints to prosecutors with regard to serious violations of the law. At a number of polling stations project participants successfully prevented violations. [Read more]