06/27/2020 (Sat) 19:49:10
Photos of Russians voting in unusual places are all over social media — don’t worry though, it’s legal
June 25 marks the first day of voting in Russia’s plebiscite on constitutional amendments — a nationwide vote that could allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036. Following months of advertising and an official push for voting online, however, many Russian citizens were surprised to find out that the government’s high-tech electoral capabilities don’t extend to in-person voting.
As it turns out, casting a paper ballot doesn’t necessarily involve a fully equipped polling station. Posts on social media show Russians partaking in the plebiscite in all kinds of unusual places, including on a bus, at a playground, and even on a tree stump next to a local well. We could go on, but it’s easier to see for yourself.