The electoral Commission reported the attempted double voting in Vologda

The election Commission of the Vologda region revealed the fact of double voting according to the Constitution, police checks, said on Saturday the election Committee.

"The twenty-sixth of June at one polling station in Vologda, a participant of the vote, having received the ballot voted in his precinct, and after a while not notice the voting members of the Commission voted on the local area. The fact of the double vote was quickly identified by members of the Commission", - is spoken in the message.

The Chairman of regional election Committee Denis Zaitsev reported the incident to the CEC of Russia, and also went to the police for inspection, and bringing perpetrators to justice. "In this case, the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia on the Vologda region is checked," - said the electoral Commission of the region.

The evaluation of the election Commission, the fact that double voting is "a planned provocation", as voted female, as a member of the territorial election Commission of the Vologda municipal district of the Communist party, "could not know that he is committing an offence".

According to the administrative code, receiving in the election Commission of ballots for voting more than once in the course of one and the same vote in the absence of grounds for bringing to criminal liability punishable by a fine in the amount of 30 thousand rubles.

"In connection with granting to citizens the possibility of choice of place of voting are made separate provocations at polling stations with the aim to discredit Russian vote. The electoral Commission of the region quickly responds to any information on possible violations of the law during the voting, and shall take the necessary measures. All attempts at double voting will be immediately stopped", - said the Chairman of the regional electoral Commission Denis Zaitsev, whose words are reported.

A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed because of the epidemic of coronavirus in the country. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on a new date for voting on 1 July. Because of the need to take into account the epidemiological situation and the security of the population, it was decided that the Russians will be able to vote from 25 June to 1 July.