“The voice” called a violation of the start tote the polls on election outcome

Association “the Voice” warned the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) on the violation of the electoral law in connection with the launch of the totalizator bets on the outcome of the elections to the state Duma. This was reported on the website of the Association.

“Golos” notes that by running sweepstakes, polls violates claim 3. article 56 of Federal law No. 67-FZ On basic guarantees of electoral rights and the right to participate in referendum of citizens of the Russian Federation”. According to the law, during election campaigns it is impossible to conduct lotteries and other risk-based games in which winning or participation in prize drawing depends on voting results, election results or which are otherwise connected with the election.

June 9 polls announced the launch of the site with a sweepstakes for bets on the outcome of the elections to the state Duma and “forward-looking exchange. “This will be the focus of politically important, meaningful information about what Russian voters talk about the election, parties and candidates. There will be predictions and betting associated with bets on the results of the elections”, said General Director of VTSIOM Valery Fedorov.

18 September 2016 in Russia will pass elections in the state Duma of the seventh convocation. According to the results of the latest survey by the Levada center, held may 27-30, for the “United Russia” has expressed readiness to vote 35% of the total number of respondents. This result is much less data that was recorded during the year.