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Online voting in Russia’s constitutional plebiscite reaches 90 percent

Source: RIA Novosti

Roughly 90 percent of all voters registered to cast ballots online in Russia’s plebiscite on constitutional amendments (including reforms that could extend the Putin presidency to 2036) have already voted. As of the morning of June 30, election commissions had already issued more than 1.07 million ballots for remote voting.

Though Russia’s plebiscite is nationwide, online voting is available in just two regions: Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. Roughly 1.05 million people registered to vote online in the capital and more than 139,000 people registered in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

Voting began on June 25 and ends on July 1. Online voting ends at 8 p.m., Moscow time, on June 30. Most in-person voting is expected on July 1.

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