24 октября 2008 г.

STATEMENT No. 3 of GOLOS Association on the results of short-term monitoring of the election day (October 12, 2008)

This statement is the third GOLOS Association statement on the results of monitoring of the elections of deputies of legislative bodies of Russian Federation subjects, heads of administrative centers of Russian Federation subjects, and deputies of representative bodies of municipal raions and other municipal entities, set for October 12, 2008. The Association already published two statements: 1) on the results of monitoring of registration of candidates and party lists (, 2) on the campaigning period (

The statement No. 3 sums up the results of monitoring of the election day, October 12, by correspondents of Civil Voice newspaper – the Association’s activists, as well as citizens’ reports received through the GOLOS «Hot line».

On October 12, 2008, there were elections: to legislative bodies of five Russia’s regions (Irkutsk, Kemerovo, and Sakhalin Oblasts, the Trans-Baikal Krai, pre-term election to the parliament of the Chechen Republic); pre-term election of Vologda mayor, elections of mayors of Stavropol, Magadan, and Khabarovsk; regular elections and by-elections to local self-government representative bodies in many Russia’s regions, both of the raion and settlement levels; elections of great number of heads of settlements; and some others. The full list of the elections is given in the expert report accompanying GOLOS Association statement No. 2 (