Photo: government of Kamchatskiy Krai
Participants in the traditional Kamchatka dog-sled race “Beringia” voted on the arrival on Kamchatka. It is reported by the regional government.
“The race started a week ago, and every day the mushers go farther to the North of the province. Currently, participants are on the territory of Ust-Kamchatsky municipal district, but the route new stages takes place away from settlements. Despite this, participants had the opportunity to exercise their voting rights. To do this, in the forest, to the next Parking lot, arrived the exit of the precinct election Commission”, — said Deputy head of the “Beringia-2018” Artem Chernov.
To get to the place to vote, the representatives of the electoral Commission took more than four hours. In total ballots cast 45 people — mushers, volunteers, representatives of the organizing Committee of the race.
“The first time you vote in a forest. From the edge of the capital here, more than 600 kilometres-no cellular, no Internet, but the polling station is and have the opportunity to choose”, — shared her impressions the participant of group of support “Beringia-2018” Alexey Solodkov.
As at 12.00 local time in Kamchatka Krai voted more than 72 thousand people, which is 31,05% of the total number of voters.
Start the election of the President of Russia was given in the Kamchatka territory and the Chukotka Autonomous district, where access to the ballot boxes opened at 23:00 MSK on March 17.
In the presidential election involved eight candidates: Sergei Baburin (party “Russian national Union”), Pavel Grudinin (KPRF), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR), Vladimir Putin (self), Ksenia Sobchak (“Civil initiative”), Maxim suraykin (“Communists of Russia”), Boris Titov (Batch growth), Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko).
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