40,000 people needed to support upcoming local elections — IEC

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Municipalities, local councils, and decentralized bodies member elections are scheduled for March 22. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has underlined the integrity, transparency, and impartiality of elections that it supervises, and said that there is no possibility of interference from any party in its work, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Zuhair Abu Fares spoke about the IEC’s preparations for the upcoming governorate and municipal council elections at a meeting he held on Sunday with civil society institutions and activists in Irbid Governorate.

Abu Fares said that talk about interference in the elections or their outcome have nothing to do with reality, stressing that the Board of Commissioners will not allow a long and arduous work process to end in fraud, and will not betray the public trust under any pretext or justification.

He said the elections of members to municipalities, local councils, and decentralized bodies, scheduled for March 22, need the help of about 40,000 individuals to be carried out according to the highest levels of integrity and transparency.

He pointed out that commission has financial and administrative independence, and the government has nothing to do with its work, except for providing logistical, security and human support required by the procedural stages of the electoral process.

Attending the meeting were member of the Board of Commissioners Abeer Al-Dababneh and Chairman of the Election Committee for the Greater Irbid Municipality Fayeq Al-Khasawneh.

Dababneh reviewed the stages of the electoral process and the subsequent stages leading to polling day and the announcement of the results, noting that objections to voter lists will end within the next two days, after which the lists will be final.

She added that the commission is in the process of launching a training program for those wishing to run, in addition to issuing instructions and frameworks for electoral campaigns, financial ceilings for electoral campaigns, and candidates’ financial disclosure.

She said that instructions grant three days for objections to nomination applications by any person whose name is on the voters' list, and three days after objections to consider and dismiss objections.

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