Iran Elections 2024: Voter Turnout Expected To Hit Record Low For March 1 Polls

Voter frustration has reached its peak in Iran due to various reasons such as - discontent with the economy, mass protests since 2022, tensions with the West, Iran's support for Russia in the Ukraine war, the Israel-Gaza war and more. Due to these issues, many people have stated that they won't be voting in these elections.
Iran Elections 2024: Voter Turnout Expected To Hit Record Low For March 1 Polls

Iran Elections 2024: Voter Turnout Expected To Hit Record Low For March 1 Polls

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Tehran: Iran is all set for its parliamentary and legislative elections on March 1. However, the real question to ask during Iran's elections is not who the next successor of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will be, but, if people will come to vote. Following the 2022 Protests after Mahsa Amini's death, Iran is expecting voter turnouts to reach record low levels.
Every time before elections, Iran's state polling centre - ISPA - releases information regarding the voter turnout. This data, however, has not been released this year.
Voter frustration has reached its peak in Iran due to various reasons such as - discontent with the economy, mass protests since 2022, tensions with the West, Iran's support for Russia in the Ukraine war, the Israel-Gaza war and more. Due to these issues, many people have stated that they won't be voting in these elections.

Amid Voter Frustration, Officials Urge Iranians To Cast Ballots

To avoid a record low voter turnout, electoral officials have been urging the people of Iran to vote tomorrow.
Over 15,000 candidates will be running for a seat in the 290-member parliament, also known as the Islamic Consultative Assembly. 144 candidates are also running for the 88 seats of the Assembly of Experts, who have the power to elect the new supreme leader of the country.
The current supreme leader of Iran - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - is 84 years old. During these elections, the Assembly of Experts are expected to announce his successor if he dies during the body’s eight-year term.
Khamenei has been the longest serving Supreme Leader of Iran. He first came to power in 1989, after his run as the third president of Iran.
In recent weeks, an election boycott has been called for by many voters, including Jailed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Narges Mohammadi, who has called the upcoming elections a "sham".
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