Meanwhile, the electoral commissions summarized the results of the first day of voting. The leader in terms of electoral activity is the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. There, as reported by the district electoral commission at 8:00 p.m. on September 8, turnout on the first day of voting was 31 percent.
In the elections for governor of the Amur region, 14.67 percent of the voters have already voted. At 8:00 p.m., 86,958 Amur residents filled out their ballots. In the regional center, 21,290 residents, or 12.8 percent, voted on the first day of the election.
– It was a normal and calm day, the observers had no complaints or comments – said after the closing of the polling stations Anna Bondareva, head of the office of the Public Chamber of the region. – Throughout the day, seven people changed on the video panel with images broadcast online from 99 large polling stations: representatives of the Public Headquarters and public observers were on duty. Everywhere the commissions worked clearly, there were no network or equipment failures, social activists and lawyers did not identify violations.
In Transbaikalia the first day of voting also passed smoothly. According to the regional electoral commission, the turnout was 10.72 percent. 2,500 observers follow the voting process at the polling stations.
In the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) on the first day 131,756 people voted, that is, 20.39 percent of the voters. The highest turnout was recorded in the national region of Olenek Evenki, where it amounted to 56.21 percent.
In Primorsky Krai, voter turnout is also high: here, on September 8, 18.51 percent of residents eligible to vote went to polling stations.
According to the data of the electoral committee of the Magadan region, more than 13 percent of the voters participated in the gubernatorial elections on September 8 at 8:00 p.m.