Golos - open source data
Election Type:
Local / Regional / Municipal
Recommending Organization:
Golos - open source data
Golos had to cancel its membership of the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) due to EPDE being listed as an "undesirable foreign organization" in Russia in March 2018. Due to this we exclusively evaluate open source information regarding election observation in Russia.
Primary Thematic Area:
Candidate and party registration
Subtopic of primary thematic area:
Support signatures
It is necessary to abandon the interpretation of signature collection procedures as some kind of “barriers” or “filters” to cut off supposedly “weak” candidates - only the expression of the will of voters on election day can show which of the candidates really turned out to be “strong” or “weak”. In order to refuse registration of candidates, only requirements that are fundamentally incompatible with the exercise of powers should remain. Everything else should be left to voters' responsibility
Action required:
Legal change
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Election Management Body, Parliament
Implementation Status:
Not implemented