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How to vote

Please see this informational video on the overseas registration and voting process:

Absentee Registration and Voting Process

Registration for Kurdistanis residing abroad commenced on September 1, 2017 until September 7, 2017.

Voting for Kurdistanis residing overseas will take place on September 23, 2017.

Please be advised, all dates and times are local Kurdistan time.

Voters will be asked to vote on the ballot question, "Do you want to form an independent state for the Kurdistan region and Kurdistani territories that are not under the KRG administration?"

The voter will register his/her vote "Yes" or "No" by clicking the appropriate tab.

Voter Eligibility

Kurdistani voters who live abroad must meet the following terms in order to be eligible to vote:

1. Be a citizen of the KRI or Kurdistani territories that are not under the KRG administration.
2. Be at least 18 years old.
3. Have registered with the Voters' Registration Database.
4. Have registered in the E-Voting Database.



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