On 13 November 2020, a regular meeting of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation took place.
Deputy Chairman of the CEC of Russia Nikolai Bulaev, opening the meeting, commented on media reports concerning the withdrawal from the membership of the St. Petersburg Election Commission of its Chairman Viktor Minenko.
“There is no decision of the Commission, no document from the Government of St. Petersburg, which would confirm the fact that Viktor Minenko was released from his duties. However, I remind, including to my colleagues in St. Petersburg, that the decision on a candidate for the position of a Member of the Election Commission of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation in this case is submitted by the CEC of Russia. The same is true for a candidacy for the election of the Chairman of the St. Petersburg Election Commission, which cannot be proposed be any other body than the CEC of Russia. This is the Federal Law. We will use our powers in full,” Nikolai Bulaev emphasized.
The CEC of Russia proposed to the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) the candidacy of Evgeny Fedorov, a Voting Member of the Commission, to be elected to the post of Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The former Cchairman of the CEC of Yakutia, Aleksey Efimov, was relieved of his post on the basis of a personal statement in connection with his appointment as a Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic.
The Central Election Commission of Russia proposed to the People's Assembly of the Republic of Dagestan to appoint Elvira Ramazanova, Head of the Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies Department of Dagestan State University, as a Voting Member of the Election Commission of the Republic of Dagestan. The vacancy in the Commission was formed in connection with the resignation of one of its members.
Having considered the information of Aleksandr Klyukin, Member of the CEC of Russia, the Commission approved the results of accounting for the volume of airtime spent on covering the activities of parliamentary parties in all-Russian and regional television and radio programs in October 2020.
The CEC of Russia agreed with the proposal of the Election Commission of the Rostov Region to form a Territorial Election Commission № 2 in the territory of the city of Taganrog.
As Member of the Central Election Commission of Russia Yevgenia Orlova explained, there was one Territorial Election Commission in Taganrog, which directed the activities of 126 Precinct Election Commissions. Moreover, the number of voters in Taganrog is more than 218 000 people.
“The legislation provides that several Territorial Election Commissions can be formed within one administrative-territorial entity with a large population. This should be done in agreement with the Central Election Commission of Russia,” said Yevgenia Orlova.