IEC Chief Opens Election Media Centre

تم نشره في Sun 13 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Sun 13 August / Aug 2017. 05:48 PM
  • The entrance of the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) headquarters in Amman - (Archives)

AMMAN — Independent Election Commission (IEC) President Khaled Kalaldeh Sunday opened the municipal elections media centre in the presence of Minister of Political Development and Parliamentary Affairs Mousa Maytah and representatives of government media outlets.

Speaking at the ceremony, held two days before the Kingdom votes in municipal, governorate councils and decentralization elections, Kalaldeh said a fair election is a testimony that Jordan is a free country that goes to the polls despite the conditions surrounding it to fulfil the will of the state, the aspirations and hopes of its people and the vision of its leadership.

Ultimately, it is the nation's will, as Jordanian have chosen a democratic path and dialogue through the ballot box, he added.

Since the cabinet decided on holding the elections, he said, the IEC had taken the task of preparing a complete timetable according to the electoral law as technical and administrative teams were working for long hours to put forward an executive plan for the biggest logistical operation by a civilian sector entity in the Kingdom's history.

He said the IEC had also taken the task of awareness and education about the voting method, a role that was complimented by the efforts of the ministries of political and parliamentary affairs, interior, municipalities and youth to explain the laws and engage the public in the electoral process.

Kalaldeh said security agencies had undertaken to ensure that the polls are held in a safe and secure environment, adding that the IEC will today and tomorrow deliver to the 1,440 voting centres throughout the country sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials, including ballot papers and election ink.