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For Immediate Release
January 28, 2005

Election Materials Arrive in Iraq
Fact of the Day

Election materials in Iraq are being distributed on schedule. By Jan. 25, all materials had arrived at the Iraqi regional warehouses. The materials were brought into Iraq on 130 flights by cargo planes - some of which flew 15 flights a day to deliver the supplies. The AN-225 - the world's largest cargo plane - made five trips. There are 60 million individual ballot sheets and nearly 900,000 ballot boxes. Polling stations will have all equipment necessary by Jan. 29, just in time for the elections on Jan. 30.

Source: U.S. Department of State

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