"To ensure the security at the polling stations, more than 1,500 ballot processing complexes (BPCs) were purchased, while the polling stations are equipped with almost 7,000 surveillance cameras – two cameras at a station," Chernikov said in an interview.
The buildings, located near the local election commissions, will be checked by the authorities a day before the election, the official noted.
"All buildings adjacent to the polling stations, as well as the attics and cellars, will be inspected by representatives of housing and communal organizations and by the Interior Ministry’s officers. Additional checks will be held directly on the eve of the Election Day," Chernikov added.
The Russian presidential election is scheduled for March 18, while the campaign kicked off on December 18.