E-Voting Off the Table in Iran Presidential Election

E-Voting Off the Table in Iran Presidential Election

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesperson for the Elections Headquarters of Iran ruled out the possibility of using electronic voting machines in the upcoming presidential polls.

Speaking to Tasnim, Mohsen Eslami said the Constitutional Council and the Interior Ministry have come to the conclusion that the presidential election, slated for June 28, will be held only with paper ballots.

No electronic voting machine will be used in the presidential election, he stated.

Six candidates are running for the post of president in Iran, namely Saeed Jalili, Alireza Zakani, Amir Hossein Qazizadeh Hashemi, Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, and Masoud Pezeshkian.

The election campaign period began on Sunday and will run until June 26, with the nationwide presidential election slated to be held on Friday, June 28.

The new administration, the 14th one after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, will assume power in late June or early July and hold office for four years.

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage crashed in northwestern mountainous forests on May 19, killing the president, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, and six others.

According to the Constitution, First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber has taken the helm as the acting president at the discretion of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei until the election of a new president.

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