On 19 September, a special release of the ‘Human Rights’ programme dedicated to the preliminary results of the Single Election Day was aired on the Public Television of Russia (OTR).
Commissioners for human rights in Sverdlovsk Region and Saint Petersburg Tatiana Merzlyakova and Alexander Shishlov were the programme’s guests. They discussed peculiarities of the election campaign 2016 in their regions, and serious violations revealed during voting, such as attempts to use multiple voting and falsify the results of voting. The main aim was to ensure the voting rights observance and prevent the use of administrative resource. Commissioners in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation worked with the public and observers.