IEC green lights campaigning for municipal, governorates elections

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A woman casting a ballot for a municipal election in Amman in 2017. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday gave the go-ahead for campaigning for the next municipal and governorates councils elections and demanded hopefuls to observe COVID-19 related protocols in their canvassing, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

Candidate registration for the March elections will open from Monday, February 7–9. In a statement, the IEC said the candidates must ensure their campaigning centers rise to the highest infection-control criteria and must provide on-premises sterilization as well as face masks.

The IEC also indicated that gatherings exceeding the thresholds currently in place are not allowed, demanding candidates not to serve foods or beverages except for bottled water.

Moreover, the electoral body is required to ensure distance seating in their campaigning centers which must be properly ventilated.

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