Voter registration underway for expatriate Iraqis Bernard Hibbitts at 1:04 PM ET
[JURIST] Voter registration began Monday for expatriate Iraqis wishing to cast ballots in the upcoming January 30 elections for a new Iraqi national assembly. The expatriate registration drive, part of the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program [official website; official backgrounder] co-ordinated by the International Organization for Migration [official website], is part of an initiative covering 14 countries [official Iraq OCV list] around the world. Some 2 million Iraqis are believed to be living in the Middle Eastern, European, North American and Australasian countries concerned, with perhaps as many as 1 million expected to vote. In the US, Iraqi voter registration centers have been set up in Washington DC, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and Nashville [official Iraq OCV US polling places location list]. Expatriates eligible to vote [official Iraq OCV eligibility rules] will be able to cast their ballots from January 28 through the official Iraq polling day on the 30th. Bloomberg has more.
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