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In St. Petersburg, denied information about the alleged double-voters woman

For a resident of Petersburg, who allegedly voted twice on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation at the polling station and in the yard, because of an error PEC member accidentally married another man, said the Deputy head of Department of organization and legal support of the electoral process, interaction with the media unit of the Saint-Petersburg electoral Commission Gregory Margolin-Kagan.

On Monday, some media and Telegram-TV reported that a resident of St. Petersburg allegedly issued a ballot and at the polling station and yard on the street Rubinstein. Her name was listed in both the lists of voters for amendments to the Constitution.

"The incident with the alleged double voting in the precinct election Commission No. 2206 there was a thorough investigation. It was found that the party vote expressed their will only once in the polling station. Her name was included in the excerpt from the voter list, which was used in voting on the domestic territory by place of residence. PEC member with deliberative vote explained that as a result of erroneous action due to the fatigue, she made a mistake and in the line with the name of the voter signed by another person, to establish which has not been possible yet," said Margolin, whose video commentary was published by the media centre of the Union of journalists of Russia in St. Petersburg on his official page "Vkontakte".

According to him, the ballot box on the same day was sealed and no longer used for this procedure. Until the end of voting the territorial and precinct election Commission will be looking for a local resident who voted in the yard area, and painted not for himself.

"If this cannot be done and the number of ballots match the number of participants contained in the statement, the ballots contained in the box will be in any way invalidated. In addition, the powers of the Commission member with a decisive vote, made a mistake, will be stopped by the territorial election Commission", - concluded Margolin.

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 all week from 25 June to 1 July.