According to TASS, the adopted amendments extend the existing criminal liability to acts related to violations during the nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution.

So, according to the norm in the Criminal Code, voting for another person or re-participating in the voting may result in an administrative fine of up to 300 thousand rubles or imprisonment for up to three years.

In addition, upon detection of the fact of the illegal issuance of a ballot for members of the election commission, a fine of up to 500 thousand rubles or imprisonment for up to four years is provided.

Previously, Putin signed a decree postponing the voting date on the approval of constitutional amendments due to the spread of coronavirus infection.

On March 17, the State Duma adopted in third reading a law on punishment for violations of the Constitution.