Thousands of Mobile Vote Centers on Duty in Iran

Thousands of Mobile Vote Centers on Duty in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An official said as many as 15,000 transportable polling stations have been deployed to various locations across Iran to facilitate the voters’ access to the ballot boxes in the ongoing elections for the Parliament and the Assembly of Experts.

The head of the elections headquarters of Iran said on Friday that 15,000 mobile polling stations are going to specific places on the election day.

Mohammad Taqi Shahcheraghi said the State Welfare Organization of Iran is responsible to make arrangements for the transportable polling stations to go to the houses of the eligible voters who are incapable of voting in the polling places.

Around 61 million Iranian people are eligible to vote, including 3.5 million first-time voters.

The elections are held in around 60,000 polling stations across Iran.

Around 800,000 executive elements working under the supervision of the Interior Ministry are involved in the elections and a total of 62,000 representatives of the candidates are also observing the process of voting at the polling stations.

Some 250,000 forces have been tasked with ensuring the security of elections on Friday.

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

The Assembly of Experts is 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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