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Navalny Associates announces plans to release ‘smart voting’ recommendations for September elections

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A team of anti-corruption activists led by Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has announced the launch of a “smart voting” initiative for this year’s Moscow regional elections, which will take place from September 9-11.team announced He said on Twitter that the recommendations were focused on Moscow’s local elections.

“We believe that this election is the one most likely to damage Putin and his party of warmongers. We are calling for you to do so,” the initiative’s site says.

Navalny supporters will release their recommendations for which candidate to vote for just days before voting begins. According to their team, one of the key factors to consider when choosing who to nominate this year is the candidate’s position on the war in Ukraine.

The recommendations themselves are available on the group’s mobile app, website and Telegram bot.

Alexey Navalny and his team launched the “Smart Vote” initiative in 2018. The service provides voting instructions in local elections to maximize the chances of defeating the country’s ruling party, United Russia.

Shortly before the 2021 parliamentary elections, Russian federal censor Roskomnadzor began blocking smart voting resources in Russia, requested Apple, Google, Cloudflare, and Cisco do not allow people to bypass blocks. Apple and Google eventually followed suit. delete Navalny App in App Store, Telegram I was blocked A smart voting bot for that service.

This year, Russia’s “single voting day” is hold Contests include 14 gubernatorial elections, 6 local council elections, and city council votes in 12 state capitals.

https://meduza.io/en/news/2022/08/31/navalny-associates-announce-plans-to-release-smart-vote-recommendations-for-september-elections Navalny Associates announces plans to release ‘smart voting’ recommendations for September elections

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