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Voter turnout around 23% by 5pm

By Dana Al Emam - Aug 15,2017 - Last updated at Aug 15,2017

A man fills his ballot at a polling station in Amman on Tuesday (Photo by Amjad Ghsoun)

AMMAN — Voter turnout for the local and municipal elections reached 23.13 per cent by 5:00pm, as voters exceeded one million in number, according to figures of the Independent Election Commission (IEC).

Ajloun governorate witnessed the highest turnout with around 50 per cent of eligible voters, while the lowest voter turnout rate was in Amman (nearly 13 per cent), the figures showed.

Meanwhile, a group of citizens assaulted ballot boxes in Muwaqqar area, in southeast Amman, and have stolen electoral material from the voting station, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The IEC and security authorities are currently dealing with the situation, Petra added.

The Jordan Times was not able to get a comment from the IEC on this incident until this report was written.

 

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I wish and I hope that votes will vote for their candidates based on their experiences, knowledge, professionalism and most importantly on their honestly to run the municipal government not on their last names. Good luck for all the candidates.

I wish and I hope that votes will vote for their candidates based on their experiences, knowledge, professionalism and most importantly on their honestly to run the municipal government not on their last names. Good luck for all the candidates.

I wish and I hope that votes will vote for their candidates based on their experiences, knowledge, professionalism and most importantly on their honestly to run the municipal government not on their last names. Good luck for all the candidates.

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