And almost half of those who will vote are going to do it remotely.
On September 11 of this year, the next elections of municipal deputies will be held in Moscow – the very people who control the fate of the district: which playgrounds need to be updated, whether to allow construction of a wasteland or not, where to lay out a public garden and solve other problems of a local scale.
Although the election is less than three months away, the poll held Russian Field sociological service showed that 84.2% of Muscovites do not know that voting will take place this year. 31.2% said that if the elections were held this Sunday, they would take part in them (and 26.3% would most likely take part).
However, the actual number of voters is always significantly lower than the poll data. Thus, experts say that the real turnout is unlikely to greatly exceed that in the 2017 municipal elections, when it amounted to 14.82%.
The greatest willingness to vote was expressed by pensioners – up to 67% and high-income Muscovites (also 67%) In addition, those who are satisfied with the current political situation in Moscow vote much more willingly (70% expressed their readiness) than those who want to change power ( only 34%).
44.5% of Muscovites planning to take part in the elections are going to do it using electronic voting, despite the disputes about its reliability and safety. Most often, this method is chosen by people from 18 to 29 years old (70%) and citizens with an income above average or high (61.4%).
From the outside, these statistics look like the result of the weak work of the campaign headquarters. Despite the fact that in some districts there is an active preparation of independent candidates, and in some courtyards small holidays are held under the My District brand (in which United Russia candidates are said to take part), in comparison with the election campaigns of other levels of power, the scale of this PR campaign seems completely insignificant.