In Yamal and Ugra, apartments and other valuable prizes will be raffled off to attract voters to the polling stations on voting days in March 2024. As URA.RU insiders in the political structures of the two regions told, this will be one of the ways to achieve turnout rates of at least 70%.
“In the northern regions of the Tyumen “matryoshka”, the authorities have already decided in principle that they will attract voters by drawing valuable prizes. Registration points for quiz participants will be located in close proximity to the polling stations to provide an incentive to go there. The list of valuable prizes is still being finalized, but there will definitely be apartments, and not just one per region, but in all municipalities. At least in Yamal,” the interlocutors said.
Lists of other prizes, as well as details of drawings in the regions are still under discussion. Meanwhile, according to insiders, in Yamal they will most likely follow the scheme tested in the Tyumen governor elections – by launching a quiz or competition through the portal “We Live in the North” and voting as part of the project to support local initiatives “Cozy Yamal”.
The press service of the government of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, in response to a question from a URA.RU correspondent, said that they do not yet have information on this matter. The KhMAO Internal Policy Department had not received a response to the request by the time of publication.