Originally created 01/30/05

A look at the Iraqi election, by the numbers

A look at the Jan. 30 Iraqi election, by the numbers:

  • Eligible voters: about 14 million in Iraq, plus 1.2 million overseas who are eligible to vote in 14 countries.
  • Number of seats up for election in the transitional National Assembly: 275.
  • Lists competing for National Assembly seats: 111, including nine coalitions, 75 parties, 27 individuals.
  • Candidates for National Assembly: about 7,700.
  • Candidates for 111 seats in the Kurdish legislature: 463.
  • Candidates for local councils in Iraq's 18 provinces: about 10,837.
  • Total number of Iraqis seeking public office: about 19,000.
  • Polling centers: 5,220, with up to seven polling stations at each center.
  • Number of voters to cast ballots at each polling station: 500.
  • Polling site workers on election day: 140,000.
  • Source: The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, the United Nations


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