Report on promoting voter turnout and creating sustainable synergies among electoral partners in federal Iraq
Iraq has held several elections since the country transitioned to a democracy in 2003.
Various political and technical factors have resulted in a decline in voter turnout with a significant number of voters abstaining from elections.
Despite the voter turnout of on 42% during the 2021 elections. IHEC received positive feedback from electoral stakeholders regarding the transparency and credibility of the process.
Unfortunately, the delayed government formation hindered the sustainability of this success impacting bublic sentiment against the electoral institution and process.
United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) Office of Electoral Assistance (OEA) with operational support from UNOPS planned a series of workshop aimed at sustaining the achieved institutionalized independence of IHEC and creating space for dialogue and engagement where Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) can best support Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) in a collaborative means towards increasing awareness on valid and healthy democratic processes that best represent people and achieve their interests.