The messages were received through a special hotline, in total there were 63 per day (according to information from the middle of the second day of voting), another 16 were received via the Internet. The OP clarified that the complaints were mainly about problems with the voting procedure, video surveillance, voting at home and other problems.
Chairman of the OP Commission on Public Control and Work with Citizens’ Appeals Alena Bulgakova noted that so far observers have reported 112 alleged deviations from the observation standard (this is a list of rules for organizing voting) . According to her, according to the results of processing the messages, 59 of them were not confirmed, 12 were confirmed, and nine of them were deleted. 41 messages are still in progress.
Bulgakova highlighted reports of ballot stuffing at polling stations. An investigation is currently underway into the incident that occurred in the Lipetsk region, where a violation was reported at site no. 1532. “If this case is confirmed, these ballots will be declared invalid when the results are added up,” said the expert.