Russia’s parliament has approved a new law, enabling citizens to vote by mobile phone in the next parliamentary elections, scheduled for 2011, reports Ria Novosti citing the head of the elections commission, Vladimir Churov. The system will be compatible with Java-enables mobile phones. Before the elections, users will be required to report the phone number they want to use for mobile voting. According to Churov, on election day, a special program will be sent to this number. The program can only be used once, after which it will be blocked.