Is e-voting currently used in any elections with EMB participation? - Russian Federation

Country: 
Russian Federation
Question: 
Is e-voting currently used in any elections with EMB participation?
Answer: 
Yes, in politically-binding national elections (elections for public office or direct democracy initiatives) Yes, in politically-binding sub-national elections (e.g. elections for regional legislature or executive office etc.)
Source: 

Federal Law on Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights and the Right of Citizens of Russian Federation to Participate in a Referendum, May 22, 2002 (last amended on July 25, 2011, No 263-FZ), accessed on 10 September 2018

Article 2. Main Terms and Concepts

For the purposes of this Federal Law, the terms and concepts used herein shall be construed as follows:

411) Electronic voting complex means a complex of GAS Vybovy automation means intended for electronic voting, automatic counting of votes of electors and referendum participants, establishing the voting results and drafting the minutes by the District Commission on the voting results (paragraph 411 was introduced by Federal Law of July 21, 2005, # 93-FZ)

62) Electronic voting means voting without a ballot in a hard copy, with the use of GAZ Vybovy automation complex. (paragraph 62 was introduced by Federal Law of July 21, 2005, # 93-FZ)

63) Electronic ballot means a ballot drafted by computer equipment in the electronic form and used in electronic voting. (paragraph 63 was introduced by Federal Law of July 21, 2005, # 93-FZ).

Article 61. Polling Station

10. Inside the polling station there shall be stationary ballot boxes. The functions of stationary ballot boxes may be performed by vote-counting machines, including programmed technical complexes for processing of ballots. In case of electronic voting, electronic voting complexes shall be used. (in the version of Federal Law of July 21, 2005, # 93-FZ)

Article 63. Ballots

21. In case of holding election, referendum by means of electronic voting complex, an electronic ballot shall be used. The form and text of the electronic ballot shall be approved by the respective commission no later than 20 days prior to voting day and must comply with the requirements stipulated by Sections 5-10 of this Article. In case of repeat voting the electronic ballot text shall be approved by the respective commission at the same time with the decision on the repeated voting. (Section 21 introduced by Federal Law of July 21, 2005, # 93-FZ)

Article 64. Voting Procedure

15. In case of elections, referendum, instead of voting by means of ballots made in hardcopy, electronic voting may be held. The total number of electoral districts, referendum precincts where electronic voting is held, must not exceed 1 per cent of the number of electoral districts, referendum precincts formed in the territory where election, referendum is held, and if 1 per cent of the number of electoral districts, referendum precincts formed in the territory where election, referendum is held is less than five electoral district, referendum precinct, the said total number may not be less than five electoral district, referendum precincts. The decision to hold electronic voting shall be made by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation or upon the instruction thereof by the respective electoral commission of a Russian Federation subject. The procedure of electronic voting, counting of votes cast by voters, referendum participants, and the determination of vote returns in electoral districts, referendum precincts, the form of the precinct commission protocol on the vote returns as well as the specificities of the vote returns determination by the higher commissions and elections, referendum results determination subject to the electronic vote returns shall be established by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. (Section 15 introduced by Federal Law of July 21, 2005, # 93-FZ)