The right to determine the date of the election of the head of the city for the parliament of the capital is granted by federal and municipal legislation. According to the Election Code of the City of Moscow, the decision to call an election must be made no earlier than 100 days and no later than 90 days before the day of voting, that is, no earlier than June 2 and no later than June 12. June.
In accordance with the Federal Law adopted in 2002 and the decision of the referendum of the citizens of the Russian Federation, the day of voting in the elections of state power of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation is the second Sunday of September of the year in that the mandates of these bodies expire. This year it will be on September 10.
Sergei Sobyanin has been the mayor of Moscow since 2010. Then he was approved for the post of head of the city by a vote of the Moscow City Duma on the proposal of the president of the country. In 2013, Sobyanin, on his own initiative, stood for early elections, and on September 8 he was elected to the post of mayor. Five years later, on September 9, 2018, Muscovites elected Sergei Sobyanin for a third term, with more than 70.17% of the vote.
The electoral procedure itself has changed significantly over the years in the city. The capital was the first in Russia to first introduce, as an experiment, remote voting, which gave Muscovites the opportunity to participate in the election of the head of the city from anywhere, wherever they were at that time. In 2019, the elections of deputies to the Moscow City Duma were already held using this technology using an electronic voting system created on the basis of blockchain technology.
In the new mayoral elections, each Muscovite will decide for himself how to vote: in person, traditionally at a polling station or electronically.
Moscow City Duma Chairman Alexei Shaposhnikov noted that the appointment of the date for the mayoral election – September 10 – can be considered the official start of the Moscow mayoral election. According to parliamentarians, there are no obstacles to their being held in an open, transparent and legitimate manner, and the Muscovites elected the head of the city, who will continue the changes already made, which have made Moscow one of the most comfortable . developed and safe cities in the world in recent years.