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Blogging Iraq’s Upcoming Elections

An innovative way to prepare for Iraqi elections:

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A new United Nations-supported blog site just launched in Baghdad is the latest initiative to engage voters in the nascent democracy and motivate them to go to the polls on 31 January 2009 during the country’s provincial elections.

The blog, called “Vote for Iraq” can be found on http://voteiraq.maktoobblog.com and was launched with the support of the UN-led International Election Assistance Team (IEAT).

Voters will just have to make sure not to get too much purple ink on their keyboards.

(image of the dyed finger of an Iraqi voter in 2005 elections, from flickr user carcollectorz under a Creative Commons license)


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