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Article 72
 
Article 72. Publication of Vote Returns and Results of Election, Referendum
1. The vote returns for each electoral district, referendum district, the territory within the area of responsibility of the commission, referendum results within the scope of the data contained in its protocol of vote returns and protocol of vote returns of the commissions of the next lower level shall be made available by the commission for inspection to voters, referendum participants, candidates, authorized persons of candidates, electoral associations, electoral blocs, authorized representatives of the referendum initiative group, observers, foreign (international) observers, members of the press at their request.
2. Election commissions that registered candidates (lists of candidates), referendum commissions that determine referendum results shall send the general data on the election results, referendum results to mass media within one day after the election results, referendum results are determined.
3. The general results of an election, a referendum, and information about the number of votes received by each candidate (list of candidates), votes cast against all candidates (lists of candidates), votes of referendum participants cast for the options "Yes" and "No" shall be officially published by the relevant commission in the procedure and at the time provided for by law but not later than one month after voting day.
4. Commissions of all levels, with the exception of precinct commissions, shall publish (make public) the data contained in the protocols of vote returns and protocols of the results of an election, a referendum of commissions of the relevant levels and the data contained in the protocols of vote returns and protocols of the results of an election, a referendum of commissions of the next lower level on the basis of which the vote returns, the results of the election, the referendum were determined by the relevant commissions. The publication of the data listed above and contained in the protocols of election commissions that operated within the territory of the electoral district may be assigned by law to the relevant district election commission or to the election commission of the subject of the Russian Federation. The complete data on the results of an election of federal bodies of state power, a referendum of the Russian Federation shall be officially published within three months after voting day. The complete data on the results of an election of bodies of state power of a subject of the Russian Federation, bodies of local self-government, a referendum of a subject of the Russian Federation, a local referendum shall be officially published within two months after voting day. Within three months after the day of the official publication of the complete data on the results of an election of bodies of state power, a referendum of the Russian Federation, a referendum of a subject of the Russian Federation, the data contained in the protocols of vote returns of all commissions and in protocols of election results, referendum results of all commissions shall be displayed in the public information/telecommunication network "Internet."