The article analyses social factors of electoral behavior at the municipal elections in Russia. On the basis of linear regression, it is stated that determinants of the electoral behavior are urbanization, the ethnic mobilization and the protest activity; there are no relationship between the electoral behavior and the economic development as well as a percent of doctors and teaching staff. The mass political consciousness on the municipal level appears as a complex phenomenon that includes both democratic and autocratic features
This article describes the features of electoral behavior in the municipal elections in Russia. With the use of the materials of the Chelyabinsk region the author analyzed the most common cultural patterns of electoral behavior, that affected the results of the elections to the local self-government in 2012.