Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation

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Central Election Commission
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Agency overview
Formed 1993
Headquarters Moscow
Employees 15
Agency executive
Website CIKRF.ru
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Russian Federation
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Emblem of the Central Election Commission
Former logo of the Central Election Commission

The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation (Russian: Центральная избирательная комиссия Российской Федерации (Центризбирком)) is the superior power body responsible for conducting federal elections and overseeing local elections in the Russian Federation founded in September 1993. It consists of 15 members. The President of Russia, State Duma and Federation Council of Russia each appoint five members. In turn, these members elect the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Secretary. The Commission is in power for a four-year term.

On 30 January 2007, amendments to the Russian election legislation, which would allow people without higher education in law to become members of the Central Election Commission, were passed by the President of Russia.[1][2]

International Cooperation[edit]

The CEC of Russia is a member of the Association of Central and Eastern European Election Officials.[3]


Name Term of office
Start End
Nikolay Ryabov September 1993 14 November 1996
Alexander Ivanchenko 14 November 1996 24 March 1999
Alexander Veshnyakov 24 March 1999 26 March 2007
Vladimir Churov 26 March 2007 27 March 2016
Ella Pamfilova 28 March 2016


The composition of the Central Election Commission, as of September 2018.

Name Appointed by
Ella Pamfilova President
Alexander Kinyov
Vasily Likhachyov
Yevgeny Shevchenko
Boris Ebzeyev
Nikolai Levichev State Duma
Yevgeny Kolyushin
Sergey Sirotkin
Valery Kryukov
Valery Galchenko
Anton Lopatin Federation Council
Mayya Grishina
Siyabshakh Shapiyev
Alexander Klyukin
Nikolay Bulayev


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nagornykh, Irina; Farizova, Suzanne; Khamraev, Victor (20 January 2007). "CEC is open to experienced non-lawyers" (in Russian). Kommersant. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Ikstens, Jānis and more (October 2001). "Party and Campaign Funding in Eastern Europe: A Study of 18 Member Countries of the ACEEEO". International Foundation for Electoral Systems.  found at Google Scholar Archived 2004-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 55°45′27″N 37°37′35″E / 55.75750°N 37.62639°E / 55.75750; 37.62639