Author(s): Ilyin A.B., Yurchuk V.S.

Rubric: Content, problems and trends in the development of public law

DOI: 10.21777/2587-9472-2022-2-5-12

Release: 2022-2 (32)

Pages: 5-12

Keywords: electoral law, electoral system, guarantee of electoral rights, election observations, electoral procedure

Annotation: The article describes the evolution of the electoral law in modern Russia in two main directions: the development of electoral law in terms of ensuring equal opportunities to vote and be elected; the development of electoral law in terms of independent observation of the preparation and conduct of elections. A brief review of the electoral system of the Soviet state in the sphere of the ability of citizens to exercise their active and passive suffrage is given. A number of international normative legal acts, as well as national legislation regulating the right to vote in the country are considered. It is noted that the approach to this institution of electoral law has been updated in the field of independent election monitoring. This is how the legal definition of the term “observer” is given, the scope of his duties and rights is outlined. It is noted that along with the election law, administrative and criminal law were transformed, new types of offenses were introduced. It is concluded that there are three main stages in the evolution of the Russian electoral system, within the framework of which equal opportunities to vote were formed, as well as the creation of election assessments independent of political preferences.

Bibliography: Ilyin A.B., Yurchuk V.S. ON SOME ASPECTS OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE ELECTORAL LAW IN RUSSIA // Journal of Legal Sciences. – 2022. – № 2 (32). – С. 5-12. doi: 10.21777/2587-9472-2022-2-5-12

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