Election commission registers 468 violations ahead of elections

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A man casts his vote in this undated photo. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Independent Election Commission announced on Friday that it had registered 468 campaign violations ahead of the elections that will start March 22, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The commission’s spokesperson, Mohammed Rawashdeh, said that in addition to the campaign violations, the commission had noted 36 suspected instances of electoral fraud in the form of vote buying.

The violations stem from candidates “either wanting to break the law or misunderstanding the campaigning rules,” Rawashdeh said, adding that “most of the violations ... have not yet reached the level of gross infraction”.

He noted that the number of violations could rise on polling day and that the commission has intensified its efforts to address any complaints it receives.

The commission continues to oversee the Kingdom’s 1,850 polling stations, providing them with the necessary equipment ahead of election day, and will distribute 6,937 ballot boxes ahead of election day, Rawasheh said.

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