Election Campaign Schedule Announced

Election Campaign Schedule AnnouncedElection Campaign Schedule Announced

Candidates of the two upcoming elections can start their campaign in mid-February 2016, the head of the Interior Ministry’s Elections Headquarters announced.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Tehran on Sunday, Mohammad Hossein Moqimi added that the candidates can canvass for votes from February 18 to 25, 2016.

He also pointed to the government’s plans to use electronic ballot boxes in the elections and said one-third of the votes will be cast electronically, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Back on September 21, Interior Ministry spokesman Hosseinali Amiri had announced that the country plans to use electronic ballot boxes in nine major cities. “The process of holding electronic voting has 25 stages, of which 24 have been completed and only replacing conventional ballot boxes with the electronic ones remains,” Amiri said at the time.

The Cabinet passed a plan in June on holding the two upcoming elections for the Majlis and Assembly of Experts using electronic voting machines.

They are both due to be held on February 26, 2016.