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Sulaimani will have 33 polling stations for IDPs

By Rudaw 22/4/2018
Party flags are stretched over a street in Sulaimani. Photo: Sartip Othman/Rudaw
Party flags are stretched over a street in Sulaimani. Photo: Sartip Othman/Rudaw
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – Sulaimani province will have 33 polling stations for displaced persons (IDPs) to cast their ballots, the electoral commission confirmed. 

Head of Iraq’s election commission in Sulaimani, Hawre Tofiq, said that 62.8 percent of eligible voters in the province have registered in the biometric system and 450,000 have received their voter cards. Another 150,000 cards are ready for people to collect. 

He called on people to pick them up “so that they do not lose the right to vote.”

Those who do not register in the biometric system will still be able to vote using their voter ID from 2014, he qualified during a press conference. 

Tofiq was pleased with how the campaign is proceeding so far. 

“The campaign process is to some extent good and is going more peacefully” than previous years, he said, speculating that the financial crisis and “people’s mood” may be affecting the atmosphere. 

He reminded political parties to abide by regulations. 

Across the country, more than 100 candidates were fined for violations in the first week of the campaign.

Related: IDPs from disputed areas can vote in Kurdistan: commission

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