Article 9318

Title of the article

THE STATUS OF ELECTION OBSERVERS IN THE ELECTORAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THE USA 

Authors

Emelin Mikhail Yur'evich, Candidate of juridical sciences, associate professor, sub-department of jurisprudence, Penza branch of Moscow University named after S. Yu. Witte (25b Vyazemskogo street, Penza, Russia), E-mail: nikolboris@yandex.ru
Nikolaev Boris Viktorovich, Candidate of historical sciences, associate professor, sub-department of criminal law, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), E-mail: nikolboris@yandex.ru 

Index UDK

342.84 

DOI

10.21685/2072-3016-2018-3-9 

Abstract

Background. The problem of the transparency of the electoral process, as a key element of democracy, occupies a central place in relations related to the conduct of elections. Until now, the institution of observers is the most important instrument of transparency. The purpose of the study is a comprehensive analysis of legislation governing the conduct of elections in the United States and the Russian Federation.
Materials and methods. The implementation of research tasks was achieved on the basis of an analysis of the legislative acts of the Russian Federation and the United States, as well as the methodological tools used to train observers. Methodological potential includes methods of comparative and historical- and legal analysis aimed at analyzing the regulatory features in the two countries.
Results. The regulation of observers status in some of the US states, as well as of the Russian Federation, has been studied, differences and possible options for improving the electoral legislation of the Russian Federation have been revealed.
Conclusions. The analysis of observers status indicates the possibility of improving the legislation with regard to the exclusion of municipal employees from observers, as well as the improvement of legal remedies against the abuse of observers. 

Key words

electoral law, election observers, rights guarantees 

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