IHEC distributes over 438,000 biometric voter cards in Kurdistan Region

The KRG has expressed its readiness to conduct successful elections, with the election date being welcomed by the majority of political parties in the Kurdistan Region.
Biometric voting cards in a polling station in the Kurdistan Region. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Biometric voting cards in a polling station in the Kurdistan Region. (Photo: Kurdistan24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – The Iraqi High Election Commission (IHEC) has reported the distribution of more than 438,000 biometric voter cards in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG) over the past seven months.

According to IHEC, from January 1, 2024, to July 4, 2024, the distribution of biometric voting cards in the KRG provinces was as follows:

- Erbil Province: 139,136 general biometric voting cards, 14,941 special biometric voting cards, and 2,837 biometric voting cards for refugees.
- Duhok Province: 97,687 general voting cards, 9,044 special biometric cards, and 3,969 biometric voting cards for refugees.
- Sulaimani Province: 154,685 general biometric voting cards, 13,988 special voting cards, and 2,246 refugee voting cards.

The total number of biometric cards distributed in each province is:
- Erbil: 156,914
- Duhok: 110,700
- Sulaimani: 170,919

On June 26, 2024, Dilshad Shahab, spokesperson for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), announced that President Nechirvan Barzani has issued a decree for the sixth round of parliamentary elections to be held on October 20, 2024, ensuring that the electoral process proceeds as scheduled.

The KRG has expressed its readiness to conduct successful elections, with the election date being welcomed by the majority of political parties in the Kurdistan Region.