Election Commission’s E-service allows Chechen, Circassian, Christian voters to change districts

Jordan

Published: 2024-03-26 13:59

Last Updated: 2024-05-27 14:44


The Independent Election Commission Building. (Photo: Independent Election Commission)
The Independent Election Commission Building. (Photo: Independent Election Commission)

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Jordan has launched an e-service on their website (https://www.iec.jo) that allows Christian, Circassians, and Checen voters to change their electoral district directly on the IEC’s website to a district where reserved seats quota are allocated for those groups - in the case that their current place of residence does not have a seat quota.

The electoral districts where seats are allocated for Christians include (Amman/2, Zarqa, Balqa, Madaba, Irbid Second, Ajloun, Karak), while the electoral districts where seats are allocated for Circassians and Chechens include (Amman/3, Zarqa).

Article (4/h/2) of the Election Law states, "If there are multiple electoral districts in the province and a seat is allocated for Circassians and Chechens or a seat for Christians in one or more districts of that province, any Circassian, Chechen, or Christian voter residing in an electoral district without such a seat has the right to submit a written request to the district to have their name recorded the electoral district within the same province that has such a seat allocated."

Similarly, Article (4/h/3) of the 2022 House of Representatives Election Law stipulates, "If there is no electoral district allocated for Circassians, Chechens, or Christians in the province where a Circassian, Chechen, or Christian resides, they have the right to submit a written request to the district to have their name recorded in any electoral district in another province that has such a seat allocated."

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