Vladimir Rogov, who calls himself a member of the main council of the administration of Zaporozhye, said in his Telegram channelthat the Electoral Commission received a cessation of voting. These are mobile voting cabinets, transparent ballot boxes and portable secret mobile voting boxes.
“They also came to all precinct election commissions,” said Galina Katyushchenko, chairwoman of the election commission in the Russian-controlled part.
For a possible referendum on joining Russia in the controlled Kherson and Zaporizhia began to prepare in the summer. In June, Vladimir Rogov told Kommersant that the idea of a referendum on entry into the composition with the first deputy head of the presidential administration of Russia Sergey Kiriyenko, who visited these regions, was expressed.
Evgeny Balitsky, who calls himself head of the pro-Russian military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region, said in early August that a referendum on leaving the region for Russia would most likely take place in September. On August 29, Vladimir Rogov said that the election commissions were “almost completely” ready for a broad referendum. Then he estimated their readiness from 95% to 98%.