On the first day of voting in the elections to the State Duma, abnormal queues aroused at polling stations
On September 17, when the three-day voting in the elections to the State Duma and a number of regional parliaments started in Russia, abnormally long queues of employees of the budgetary spheres and the military were formed at many polling stations. The media, human rights defenders and observers pay attention to this.
“Administratively dependent voters” were ordered to vote by 12 noon on the 17th of September. “This is necessary to ensure mobilization – the authorities will have more time to mobilize those state employees who did not come in the first wave on Friday morning,” an anonymous source from the presidential administration explained the situation to reporters.