IHEC BoC issues a resolution to clarify the required documents from voters abroad to ensure their participation in the upcoming IPE

IHEC BoC issues a resolution to clarify the required documents from voters abroad to ensure their participation in the upcoming IPE

Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq, Thu, Mar 27, 2014

The Board of Commissioners (BoC) has issued on 23 March a resolution to adopt the required documents from the voters abroad in order to allow them to vote in the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections (IPE) scheduled to be held on 30 April.

The BoC's Member, Mr. Seror al Hitawy said that the voters abroad should submit two original official documents, one of them should have recent photo that proved an Iraqi nationality and that the voter completed eighteen years of age. Voters are required to submit the following documents; Valid Passport, National Identity or Civil Status Identity, Citizenship Certificate, Book of Persons of 1957 with a photo, confirmation book containing a photo from the Civil Status Office, Valid Driving License, in addition to submit the supported documents as follows, voter's e- card, ration card, housing card, which can be consider as an official document for the Head of Family only.

Voters should also present the following foreign documents; the refugees card issued by the UN, Red Cross certificate, Driving License issued by the country of residence, Residence Identity issued by the country of residence, passport issued by the country of residence, a birth certificate issued by the Iraqi embassies with other supported document, Certificate of graduation from foreign universities certified by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the national asylum document issued by the country of residence.

The IHEC had opened 14 electoral offices and five polling centers outside Iraq for giving opportunity to the Iraqi community to participate in the voting process of the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections (IPE) to select their representatives on 27 & 28 April 2014.

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