The latest election update (issued today) to monitoring teams like ourselves from the Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq (IHEC) is as follows.
- Following IHEC’s Board of Commissioners decision to extend the Voter Registration Update (VRU) period for one additional week, Voter Registration Centers (VRCs) in all governorates of Iraq are scheduled to close on August 28, 2008.
- To date more than 2, 130, 000 Iraqis have visited the Voter Registration Centers for details checking purposes and an estimated 6,000,000 registration records have been confirmed by Iraqi registrants as correct. The IEAT will continue to monitor the figures of the Voter Registration Update period until the closure of the process.
- The IEAT continues to work closely with the IHEC to ensure it maintains a state of readiness for upcoming elections, should a law pass after the Council of Representatives reconvenes in September.