Moscow (People's Daily) - At 4:00 a.m. on March 18 (Beijing time), 8:00 a.m. local Kamchatka time, Russia’s Kamchatka Krai voting point was opened, and the 2018 Russian presidential election began.
As of 2018, Russia’s Central Election Commission estimates the total number of voters as nearly 111 million, including 2 million people who permanently reside outside of the country, according to Russian Times.
The voting process will last 12 hours, with voting stations operating from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. local time. The last voting point to open will be Kaliningrad. All voting will end at 2 a.m., Beijing time, on March 19.