Baghdad - INA
The Independent High Electoral Commission explained what was reported by the media about the loss of millions of electoral cards.
Commission spokeswoman Jumana Al-Ghalai said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "with regard to the loss of cards that some of those interested in electoral affairs talk about, the Electoral Commission distributed short-term cards in 2014 and 2018 and they were approved and nearly 5 million were distributed." Short-term card on voters. "
Al-Ghalai added, "The new council and the new commission found that these cards have been in registration centers since 2014 and 2018 and their owners have not reviewed them, and this may be due to deaths and immigration."
She added, "These cards were withdrawn by the national office in the commission with the observation of voter data and the opening of the voter registry update phase again, and we are waiting for them to review the nearest registration center to update their data, and therefore new long-term cards will be printed for them," noting that "the update started since January 2. In the past, there are those who returned to switch their cards from short-term to long-term. "