Electoral Law: the Role, Scope, and Technologies

Dmitry Sergeevich Belyavsky, Angelina Vladimirovna Direganova, Julia Alexandovna Kazanovskaya, Nellya Alexandrovna Tkacheva and Tatiana Alexandrovna Strutinskaya

The article looks at the problem of defining the concept and scope of electoral law in modern Russian legal science and its role in the legal system of Russia. At present, the concept of electoral law is used in different meanings and interpretations depending on the context. It can mean a subjective constitutional right, an institutionalized group of legal norms, a legal science, or even an educational subject. Moreover, when the term ―electoral law‖ is used in the sense of a constitutional right, it can have two meanings, active and passive: to elect and to be elected. There is a debate among specialists in this sphere regarding the independent character of electoral law with respect to constitutional law and other branches of the Russian law, the scope of constitutional law, and the very concept of electoral law. The scope of electoral law can be determined based on the understanding of the purpose and social function of election, the electoral system, and associated phenomena and processes.

Volume 12 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 370-378

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12SP5/20201769