Commission for the «morning»: the opening of 684 stations in 19 countries
15/4/2018 12:00 am
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Our embassies and polling stations are preparing to receive voters abroad
In parallel with the launching of propaganda campaigns for the candidates of the upcoming elections in all regions of the country, the offices of the Electoral Commission in dozens of Arab and foreign countries around the clock, in preparation for receiving hundreds of thousands of Iraqis expected to participate in the elections abroad 2018, and intends the Independent High Electoral Commission to open 136 polling stations with a rate of 684 stations in 19 countries to receive Iraqi voters living abroad.
Our Embassies and Representations outside of Iraq confirmed that they will provide all material, logistical and technical resources to ensure the success of the voting experience in 19 UNHCR offices and centers and to facilitate the access of Iraqi voters residing in dozens of countries to choose their representatives in the House of Representatives from Helsinki in Finland and Berlin in the north to Amman and Abu Dhabi to the south. UNHCR staff during the day in preparation for the next 10 May for Iraqi elections abroad.
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head of the elections abroad in a solid commission Chaderchi said the "morning": " The Commission is currently in the process of opening polling stations and configured through the provision of personnel and materials logistics , " he said, adding that "work is currently underway on the processing of materials in the country of origin in preparation for shipment in Office stores abroad ".
"We are in the process of announcing the date for the submission of candidates to serve as polling officers in polling stations and offices in 19 countries with offices in 13 countries and polling stations in six Arab and foreign countries (Iran, Jordan, Turkey, America, Finland, Egypt, Lebanon). Canada, Australia, Sweden, Britain, France, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Russia and the United Arab Emirates), noting that "136 polling stations will be opened in those countries containing 684 stations within these centers after the UNHCR staff conducted a comprehensive survey Once they arrive in these countries to the places of the presence of Iraqis in a densely based on which the deployment of the centers Polling in the districts and provinces and the US, as the United States , the US is going to be the country most of those states in the number of polling stations due to the large Iraqi community in which comes after Turkey in the number of such
"The results of the Iraqi elections abroad, which will take place on 10 and 11 May, will be transmitted via satellite as the results of the internal elections, and work is being done on updating the equipment used at the level of the polling stations, so that the packet through which the data data is encrypted to prevent Any errors or problems ". On the facilities provided by the Commission to the voters there, he hinted that "the Commission sent an official letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the documents required of voters abroad, which will be announced through the electoral offices and also bulletin boards in the Iraqi embassies in those countries," explaining that " The Commission facilitated many of the documents required of the voter during his trip to the electoral center to cast his vote, in order to include the largest number of Iraqis who are abroad in these elections. " Preparations in Finland
In the same context, the Independent Electoral Commission began its preparations for the elections in Finland after the representatives arrived in the capital Helsinki and began their work by interviewing those wishing to work in the polling stations and the process of counting and sorting and input data. The Director of the Electoral Center in Finland Adnan Hamo, "In Helsinki:" The Commission will send applicants accepted to work contract to the Kingdom of Sweden for the purpose of training on the mechanisms of counting and sorting and data entry, will be launched in the provinces of Finland nine campaigns to raise awareness to encourage the Iraqi community to participate in the election Pat as well as the definition of the electoral mechanisms required and archives of all those who wish to participate in the elections. "
Hamo said that "the electoral center in Finland will be in the capital Helsinki and will receive voters over two days, the tenth and eleventh of next month and will determine its location later will be announced the address of the electoral center during the campaign awareness," According to Hammou, "The identification of two days to vote will provide an opportunity even for residents Remote provinces in Finland to come to Helsinki and cast their votes. "
The Iraqi ambassador in Finland, Dr. Mithal Sabti, said in an exclusive statement to "Al Sabah" that "the Iraqi Embassy will use all its resources to support the Electoral Commission's work team and will seek to provide all their regulatory and logistical requirements." The embassy arranged all organizational matters with the Finnish authorities To conduct elections, especially the security and service requirements for holding elections. "
On the census of the Iraqi community in Finland and the expectations of the participation rate in the elections, Ambassador Al-Sabti said: "The number of those who participated in the elections in 2014 in Finland was 7 thousand voters, and the number of the Iraqi community about 12 thousand Iraqi citizens, today doubled the number of Iraqi community in Finland nearly The weak after the wave of migration witnessed in 2015 and reached about 22 thousand Iraqis to Finland, left them - with our knowledge - almost three thousand and some of them leaked to other countries and some of them got the residence, "adding Sabti," According to these data, the participation rate may reach 13 thousand voters with the increase in the number of Iraqis residing in Fenlin Of whether naturalized or residents or holders of refugee status. " The largest Arab community
In Jordan, the Iraqi community is one of the largest Arab communities in the Kingdom, compared to other Arab countries, so it is natural that the number of electoral centers in Jordan is the most among the other Arab countries.
The Director of the Office of Jordan and Lebanon, Mohammed Jasim Saleh, told the "morning" that "there will be 13 electoral centers distributed between Amman and Irbid, Zarqa and free to concentrate Iraqis in these areas," adding that "the Commission facilitates procedures in terms of elections, Those who could not update the voter card or electronic update, the Commission examined all the conditions of the expatriates through the reports that were received so everyone is able to elections once the passport is brought as the document recognized in foreign countries in addition to the identity of the identity of the address of the province and housing and ration card because the Mad will be on the information provided by the citizen to the polling center official and will immediately match the data electronically with the Directorate of Information in the Interior not to tamper with or provide forged documents, "noting that" the Office of the Commission in Jordan expects the participation of large members of the Iraqi community. "
In Berlin, the director and members of the Office of the Independent Electoral Commission in Germany met a number of members of the Iraqi community and the press and representatives of political entities. "The Commission has increased the number of polling stations in Germany to seven versus four in the previous elections, as the commission has opened the German authorities to obtain official approvals to raise this number," the head of the UNHCR office in Germany, Haider al-Jubouri, told Al-Sabah. I will be elected in neighboring Austria to facilitate access to the community and reduce the effort and travel costs, thus enhancing the chances for the participation of the Sons of Iraq abroad in this constitutional entitlement. "The polling stations will be distributed in Berlin, Cologne, Kiel, Hanover, Stuttgart, Munich and Mannheim. To the Vienna Center in Austria.
"We have heard some demands from some parties that do not want the good of Iraq to boycott the elections, but we will participate very effectively," said Iraqi resident Adel Sader to the correspondent of "Sabah". "Ghanim Osman, representative of the Turkmen movement in Germany, said: "The opening of the North Center," said Hussain Abdel Ali, representative of the Al-Nasr coalition in Germany, said: "We will strongly seek to advance our representation in the parliament through broad participation of our popular bases. The members of the community have received the news that seven centers have been opened instead of four in Germany. Germany in the city of Kiel will reduce us travel 400 kilometers, Na usually cut it to reach Berlin for previous elections. "
The Electoral Commission's delegation arrived in the Australian continent in preparation for the opening of polling stations between Australia and New Zealand. Eight polling stations and 38 polling stations are scheduled to open in Australia, while one and nine polling stations will be opened in New Zealand. [/rtl]
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