Baghdad The Strategic Center for Human Rights in Iraq declared that: “About 1.5 million new-born voters will be deprived from participating in the elections.”
The director of the center’s office in Baghdad, Hazem Al-Rudaini, said in a statement that the National Iraqi News Agency received a copy: “The Independent High Electoral Commission is required to reverse its decision not to print the short-term voter card for births 2001, 2002 and 2003, which total two million five hundred thousand voters.”
He stated: “This number of voters occurred about one million of them only with their biometric data, which constitutes 40 percent of the total number, indicating:” The new election law No. 9 of 2020 allowed voters to vote via the electronic card, that is, it includes biometric speakers and those who hold the short-lived electronic card.
Al-Rudaini stressed: “The Electoral Commission is obligated to print the short-term card for the million and a half newborn voters who did not update their biometric data to ensure their right to vote on polling day.”
Source: National Iraqi News Agency