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September 25, 2019 the members of the CEC of Russia Anton Lopatin and Evgeny Shevchenko took part in the Interregional conference of election officials and other participants of the electoral process “Digitalisation of elections: experience and prospects”, which took place in Tambov.

The conference was attended by the organizers of the elections of the Tambov region, representatives of election commissions of the Ryazan, Voronezh, Lipetsk, Penza and Saratov oblasts, representatives of administration of the Tambov region, Tambov regional Duma, law enforcement bodies, territorial bodies of Federal Executive authorities, regional branches of political parties, media and volunteer organizations.

The participants of the conference discussed the results of the single voting day on 8 September 2019, as well as preparing for the new election cycle. Members of the CEC of Russia has presented to colleagues information on new digital technologies in the electoral process.

At the conference, “Concern “Automatics” of state Corporation rostec presented a digital model polling station, which was able to test all participants. Successfully implemented an experiment on voting in the digital polling stations in Moscow showed that the new practice will be further spread in the regions of Russia. In particular, new opportunities for voters actively tested in the Tambov region, where 13 Sep 2020 must pass gubernatorial elections and municipal election campaigns, including elections of deputies of the Tambov city Duma.

During the visit to Tambov took place the meeting of the members of the CEC of Russia Evgeny Shevchenko and Anton Lopatin with the head of the region Alexander Nikitin, first Deputy head of administration of the Tambov region Oleg Ivanov and the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Tambov region Andrey Ofitserov, during which they discussed the introduction of a new electoral standards, the digitalization of the electoral process and practices in the use of new technologies in elections in 2020 according to the country in General and region in particular.

During the meeting, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Tambov region Andrey Officers said that the electoral system in the region was ready to conduct election campaign in the conditions of introduction of new digital technologies in the electoral process.

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