The citizens of temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions will be able to vote at the elections to the State Duma of Russia as TASS reported citing regulation of the Central Election Commission of Russia.
Meanwhile, it is possible to vote in online format only for people who received Russian passports.
“At the elections of the lawmakers of the State Duma on federal election district in remote electronic voting, the citizens of Russia can participate who do not have registration at the place of residence in Russia and who received the citizenship in simplified order in accordance with the order of the president of Russia dated April 24, 2019, #183,” the document says.
As we reported, as of the beginning of May, almost 600,000 Ukrainian citizens received Russian passports. Primarily, the documents were given to local authorities, teachers, doctors.
It was also reported that in Crimea, the occupying authorities forced teachers, other school workers, and members of their families to register for "all-Russian online voting test before the Russian State Duma elections." In case of refusal, the occupying authorities threatened them with dismissal.