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The offices of the Commission, observers and local organizations confirmed that the special voting process took place smoothly and that no violations were recorded that affect the conduct of the electoral process, while centers in Baghdad and the provinces witnessed a remarkable turnout yesterday, Friday, amid a high organization.
The special voting process began at seven in the morning yesterday and continued until six in the evening, and included members of the security forces, the displaced and prison inmates.
A member of the Maysan Electoral Commission office, Alaa Abdel Latif, said: "There are 25,700 members included in the special voting process in Maysan, they were distributed to (38) polling stations, in addition to (40) displaced people within two stations, and one station for the inmates of Al-Amarah prison's number (" 112) Guests.
He added that "the polling stations witnessed a heavy turnout by officers and employees of the governorate police command, the army forces, the police and the rest of the security services."
Abdel-Latif stressed, "The distribution of the security services' employees among the polling stations in a way that ensures the smooth running of the elections and the absence of "overcrowding or confusion, and the technical services did not witness any delays."
In turn, the Director of the Office of the Human Rights Commission in Maysan Ali Moneim told "Al-Sabah": "The commission's teams that followed up on the special ballot, confirmed that the process took place with a high flow by adhering to the precise instructions of the Maysan Elections Commission office and the security services as well, and no violations occurred. Except for the delay in the receipt of some voters’ names through the repetition of their electoral cards and the absence of their names at the polling stations.”
In Babel, the director of the provincial elections office, Kifah al-Amiri, said: "The special voting process, which included about 67 stations, went smoothly and witnessed a great turnout at the electoral centers by the security forces."
He pointed out that "the voting process took place in the presence of international observers, as the Independent High Electoral Commission distributed them among all electoral centers."
In turn, the Media Director of the Babylon Elections Office explained that the number of centers designated for special voting reached 21 centers with 67 stations, where the security forces and the displaced voted, and the turnout was high, and we did not indicate any breaches in terms of security or the work of voting machines.
As for the head of the Babylon Lawyers Syndicate, Ihsan Al-Hakili, he told Al-Sabah that "through our observation of the electoral centers on the special polling day, we noticed a high professional and streamlined organization, especially since the participation rate was high."
For his part, the director of the Najaf Elections Office, Youssef Abdul-Azim Al-Fatlawi, confirmed that "there is a good turnout from members of the security services to the polls, and that the voting process took place in a smooth manner."
He added, "The office allocated 18 polling stations for the voting of the security services in the province, which numbered 24,376 voters. As for the voting of the displaced, three polling stations were allocated to it, amounting to 1,403 voters," noting that "there are 14 civil society organizations and 3,000 observers who participated in the follow-up of the elections." .
In the same regard, the media of the Karbala Elections Commission stated that "large queues lined up at the polling stations in Karbala for the special ballot."
And he indicated, "There are 14 polling stations in the governorate that have been designated for the special voting process."
The city of Erbil also witnessed a turnout at all 52 special polling stations by the security forces of all kinds, amounting to 90,54 voters, while the displaced went to cast their votes in 20 polling centers, totaling 25,200 voters.
Ahmed Mazen al-Samarrai, media director of the Office of the Electoral Commission in Erbil, told "Al-Sabah": "The voting process for the security forces took place with a high flow, and that the electoral process went well without problems or obstacles."
He added that "many civil society organizations and observers were present at the polling stations, as the number of local observers reached 1145 within 29 organizations, syndicates and networks."
As for the media official of the Erbil Elections Office, Ahmed Mazen, told Al-Sabah that “there are some minor problems that occurred regarding the voting of the displaced, including the absence of their names in the polling stations and it was found that they did not update their data in the Erbil governorate, as for the rest of the things that happened naturally, Such as maintaining order, security and health procedures, and transporting voters from the camps to the polling stations.”
In Sulaymaniyah, the media office of the Electoral Commission in the province explained during a press briefing to the media, which was attended by "Al-Sabah", that "the special voting for the security forces took place in a smooth and high turnout."
He pointed out that 41 special polling centers were allocated, with 198 stations, and the number of voters was 84,775. As for the number of displaced and displaced voters, it reached 11,115 votes in 9 centers and 29 stations, and the turnout of the displaced was also good.
He noted that "the number of voters among the prisoners reached 94 votes in two centers," pointing out "the success of the security plan that accompanied the polling process, in addition to the fact that the organization in the polling stations was high and did not delay any of the voters."
In turn, the observer Niran Hussein from the (K) Organization for Education and Development, one of the civil society organizations in the Kurdistan region, said in a statement to "Al-Sabah" that "the problems of private voting are almost negligible, including those related to the failure to bring a member of the security forces the official retainer and his house is far away." In the village or the district, he was not allowed to vote in accordance with the instructions of the Electoral Commission.”
Observer Bakhan Abdullah Mustafa from the Banaz Shahidan Organization in Sulaimaniyah specified in a statement to "Al-Sabah" that "the problems we faced today are the suspension of the voting machines for a few minutes due to the momentum they gained due to the large turnout by members of the security forces, and the matter was resolved."
In addition, the director of the Diwaniyah electoral office, Fares Al-Attiyah, told Al-Sabah: "The special polling stations witnessed a remarkable turnout of 19,000 voters."
For his part, the director of the media center in Diwaniyah, Issa Al-Kaabi, said that "the reports received by the center confirmed that the special ballot took place smoothly and with a high percentage of transparency."
In the same file, the director of the Kirkuk Elections Office, Louay Agha, told Al-Sabah: “The special voting process included more than 47,000 security forces,” adding that “protection was secured and provided for the transfer of the boxes and the place of their storage according to the logistical and security plan received from the authorities.” concerned in Baghdad.
He noted that "the preparations were also completed for the general polling day by preparing 315 centers with 2,047 polling stations covered by 2,495 polling officials, and that there are international and local observers."
For his part, the media official of the commission, Ali Abbas, told Al-Sabah that "the special voting process in Kirkuk also included the category of displaced, as four centers were allocated for them to vote for 6,000 displaced people."
He stressed that "the voting process took place smoothly in the general centers, and no negative indicator was recorded in the devices or anything else."
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