For Immediate Release
January 10, 2005
Iraqis Ready to Vote
Fact of the Day
Iraqis are enthusiastic about voting in the National Assembly on January 30. More than 14 million Iraqis are registered to vote. Iraqi expatriates in 14 countries will also be able to cast their ballots. Nearly 19,000 candidates have registered for the elections to the National Assembly, the 18 provincial councils, and the Kurdistan National Assembly. 100 coalitions and parties have registered for spots in the new National Assembly on the national ballot alone. The Jan. 30 election is the first of three times Iraqis will vote this year.
Source: U.S. Department of State