Dmitry Medvedev voted in presidential elections in Russia
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his wife Svetlana voted in presidential elections at a polling station number 2634 in the building of the Moscow School No. 1118, RIA "Novosti" reports.
The President and his wife arrived at the polling station at around 11:00. The station on the Dovzhenko street of Ramenki district, where the presidential couple voted, equipped with an automatic machine processing of ballots.
International observers from the OSCE ODIHR and the SCO have already visited the school prior to the arrival of the presidential couple to the station. After listening to explanations of PEC members on how organized the voting and control over them, they went to other polling stations.
There were a few voters and about 10 observers from presidential candidates, particularly from Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Prokhorov, and from the party "United Russia", "Fair Russia" and the Communist Party.
After greeting the audience, the presidential couple signs the register of voters. Taking the two ballots - for presidential and municipal elections - the President went into the booth, made a mark in them and went to the electronic ballot box.
Electronic device did not want to accept the first ballot, but the President persisted, and eventually his two ballots were accepted and processed. His wife voted after him.
Access to the station did not stop and wasn't restricted during the voting of the president.
Medvedev voted in the same polling station in December last year during State Duma elections.
There are 5 candidates for the presidency. Four of them are nominated by the parliamentary parties: Vladimir Zhirinovsky is nominated by the Liberal Democratic Party, Gennady Zyuganov - by the Communist Party, Sergei Mironov - the "Fair Russia", Vladimir Putin - the "United Russia", and an independent candidate Michael Prokhorov. Their names are arranged in the alphabetical order in the ballots.