Qom registered most people

In the Islamic Republic of Iran over 61,000 Iraqis registered to vote in Tehran (20,193) - Ahvaz (9,709), Kermanshah (3,101), Mashhad (4,440), Orumiyeh (2,397) and Qom (21,068).

Tehran: Over 280,000 expatriate Iraqis around the world have registered to vote in Iraq's Transitional National Assembly Election through the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) Out-of-Country Voting (OCV) Program.


*photos by: Saman Aghvami*

Final Figures out of country voting Click here

IOM is conducting the OCV Program on behalf of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI), which is the exclusive electoral authority for the Iraq elections. It is an independent, non-partisan body, which has the authority to legally enforce rules and procedures relating to elections held throughout the Transitional Period.

*photos by: Saman Aghvami*

"We are satisfied that we were able to run a smooth registration process which provided registration facilities for over a quarter of a million Iraqis," commented Iraq OCV Director, Peter Erben. "With no registration data available in advance, this was a baseline exercise to establish the level of interest for an out-of-country vote. Registration ran effectively in all countries, and we extended opening hours and the registration period itself to ensure that everyone who wished to participate would be able to. Additionally, our public information campaign is one of the most comprehensive ever for an election of this nature."

In the Islamic Republic of Iran over 61,000 Iraqis registered to vote in Tehran (20,193) - Ahvaz (9,709), Kermanshah (3,101), Mashhad (4,440), Orumiyeh (2,397) and Qom (21,068).
"We are very satisfied with the whole process," said Kate Pryce, Head of OCV Program in the Islamic Republic of Iran. "Over the registration period, we have seen a great deal of commitment and enthusiam from Iraqis in Iran. Many people have traveled considerable distances in order to be able to register."

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