Early voting in Iraq

Early voting is being allowed for certain groups in Iraq, in advance of Saturday’s provincial elections. Here’s a description from the Washington Post’s story, “Tens of Thousands Vote Early in Iraq:”

Regular voting is scheduled for Saturday to choose the equivalent of state legislatures in 14 of the country’s 18 provinces. But early voting was allowed for certain groups, in particular the security forces, which will be deployed as part of a security clampdown. On election day, the government has ordered a nighttime curfew, the closing of Iraq’s borders and airport, and a ban on traffic in towns and cities.

The Post story currently also has an interesting video clip showing the early voting in Iraq.