The electoral law, prepared under the leadership of Witte, gave an advantage in the election of representatives of the intelligentsia and nobility, many of whom have been deprived of national consciousness. The elections were held in two stages - first to the district assemblies elected electors who in the provincial assemblies elected Duma. Elections were held in four curiae: landowners, farmers, residents and workers. Millions of citizens and workers - all who did not have a separate apartment (and they make up a significant number of those who suppressed the revolution in the end of 1905), remained outside the electoral law, ie We had no right to choose. Most of the Russian population generally boycotted "Jew Duma", since its existence is considered alien to Russian duhu.Ves election mechanism was controlled by liberal and leftist intellectuals and the nobility.