Electoral board warns against early campaigning

An Iranian casts a ballot during a general election.

The electoral monitoring board of Iran’s fourth Islamic city and village council elections has warned against early campaigning by a number of hopefuls.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the supervisory board cautioned all hopefuls against misappropriating public funds and assets for their campaigns.

Iranians are scheduled to cast their ballots for the 4th Islamic city and village council elections concurrent with the 11th presidential election on June 14.

The Guardian Council, a 12-member body consisting of six jurists and six theologians, is currently vetting qualifications of hopefuls running for the 2013 city and village council elections. The final list of candidates will be out on May 18.

Islamic city and village councils are tasked with electing mayors and supervising municipalities in Iran.

According to Iran’s Constitution, these local councils, along with the Majlis (parliament), are administrative organs of the state.

By Press TV


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