Polys
Voting by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation
Online voting at a meeting of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is the highest judicial body of the Russian Federation.

Sergey Kryukov
Head of the Department of Informatization and Communications of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation
"We used the Polys online voting system for the first time as part of one of the meetings of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation held in the form of a web-conference. Use of this system has earned an extremely positive assessment by the leadership, judges of the highest judicial instance of the country, and other participants in the meeting. Moreover, the Polys system was also used as part of the regular plenary session of the Council of Judges of the Russian Federation in video-conferencing mode."
PROBLEM
Voting at the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation during the coronavirus pandemic
The Plenary Session coincided with the coronavirus pandemic and took place in web-conference mode. To fix their decisions, the Plenum participants needed a reliable and easy-to-use domestic online voting system. The Polys system was ideally suited to these requirements.
SOLUTION
Online voting during a web conference
Based on the results of the voting, the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court adopted six decisions. Thanks to the Polys system, it was possible to vote online as part of a web conference. Previously, the voting process took place physically in the Plenum of the Supreme Court.

RESULT
Voter turnout increased
According to the organizers of the vote, the turnout increased due to the online format; they also appreciated the transparency and security of the Polys system. In addition, the online voting system, combined with web-conferencing and video-conferencing, provided the necessary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.