Iran to Hold Electronic Election

Iran to Hold Electronic Election

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s cabinet passed a plan on holding two upcoming elections using electronic voting machines.

During a Monday session of the cabinet, President Hassan Rouhani called for necessary preparation for holding electronic election using the experience of other countries.

After discussing a report by the Interior Ministry on the issue, the cabinet members approved a plan to hold the upcoming parliament and the Assembly of Experts elections electronically, due to be held on a same day on February 26, 2016.

There are currently 290 seats in the Iranian parliament, known as Majlis, elected by direct vote of people in nationwide election for four years.

The Assembly of Experts is also a high-ranking body that elects and oversees the activities of the leader of the Islamic Revolution.

Members of the assembly are directly elected to office by people for an eight-year term. It holds biannual meetings to appoint a new chairman.

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