The January 23 Chamber of Deputies elections in Jordan will be the first parliamentary elections administered under the authority of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), which was established in 2012.
As a new institution, the IEC faced key challenges in implementing a host of procedures to enable effective administration of the election. The IEC’s noteworthy list of initiatives includes updating the voter registration process; creating new accommodations for illiterate voters and voters with disabilities; and training polling staff.
To provide background on these changes and the upcoming elections, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) has put together a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs). Among the topics explored in Elections in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: January 23 Chamber of Deputies Elections are:
- How is election administration structured under the new Independent Election Commission?
- What are the rules on campaign resources and campaign financing?
- What will poll workers’ main duties be on Election Day?
- Where and how will results be tabulated and announced?
- How will election disputes be adjudicated?
Download IFES' FAQ on Elections in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Read more about IFES' programs in the Middle East and North Africa.