Article 81. Transitional Provisions
1. Election commissions formed before this Federal Law entered into force, with the exception of those referred to in Clause 1, Article 85 of this Federal Law, shall retain their powers until the expiration of the period for which they were formed, but for not more than five years from the day of their formation. Vacant seats in election commissions shall be occupied in a procedure established by this Federal Law.
2. Until the Government of the Russian Federation adopts an act determining the form and the procedure of making a certificate to be issued to citizens of the Russian Federation held in custody in places where suspects and defendants are held for their participation in voting, the existing procedure for participation in voting shall be applicable to the said category of persons.
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