GOLOS Association will be monitoring the elections in Angarsk
GOLOS Association for the Protection of the Rights of Voters will monitor the elections for the heads of Krasnoyarsk (10 June) and Omsk (17 June). The Association will be monitoring elections in Barnaul and in the Irkutsk Oblast city of Angarsk in October as well. This was announced during GOLOS’ General Assembly meeting held in Moscow on 20–21 May.
The General Assembly included “Public Monitoring of the Federal Elections, 2011–2012,” a conference featuring political scientist Alexander Kynev, creator of the draft Electoral Code of Russia Arkady Lyubarev, attorney Andrei Buzin, and representatives from more than 30 regions. GOLOS discussed the results of its observations during the both the State Duma elections (4 December 2011) and the presidential elections (4 March 2012). Over all, more than 4,000 Civic Voice correspondents have participated in these monitoring efforts, including nearly 100 correspondents from the Irkutsk Oblast.
Several new projects in the works for GOLOS were also discussed during the General Assembly. For starters, in June the Association will launch “KinoGolos,” a series of public discussions accompanied by screenings of films on various electoral issues.
More than nine regional branches currently comprise GOLOS’ Siberian branch: Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Tomsk, Omsk, Gomo-Altaisk, Kemerovo, and Vladivostok.
As a reminder, it is expected that elections for the head of the city of Angarsk and for local duma deputies will be held on 14 October 2012, as reported by the press services of GOLOS-Siberia.