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Iran: Reports From 215 Cities Across 31 Provinces Indicate Widespread Boycott of Unprecedented Scale as of 7 PM

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Iran – show elections – No. 5

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Reports received from 215 cities in 31 provinces by 7 pm Tehran time suggest complete public disregard for the elections. Voter turnout is significantly lower than in 2020. These cities include: Karaj, Torbat Heydariyeh, Doroud, Sanandaj, Qazvin, Eqlid, Maragheh, Hamedan, Chabahar, Tehran, Kashmar, Shahr-e Qods, Islamabad Gharb, Meshkin Shahr, Mashhad, Jiroft, Zanjan, Pishva, Bojnord, Izeh, Somesara, Rezvanshahr, Fuman, Rasht, Gorgan, Ilam, Masal, Shahr-e Rey, Fahraj, Semirom, Kermanshah, Neka, Sari, Pakdasht, Kashan, Isfahan, Amol, Neyshabur, Qom, Firouzkooh, Langroud, Talesh, Khorramabad, Baharestan Tehran, Shahriyar, Fooladshahr, Abdanan, Shahin Shahr, Khoorasgan, Nashtarud, Malekan, Ardabil, Kerman, Fardis, Shiraz, Kangavar, Zahedan, Qeshm, Parand, Bandar Abbas, Mahshahr, Mamasani, Varamin, Tabriz, Poldokhtar, Malard, Semnan, Charam, Gilangharb, Pardis, Esfarayen, Damavand, Tonekabon, Yasuj, Nowshahr, Shushtar, Kelachay, Bonab, Gachsaran, Hafshejan, Azadshahr, Saveh, Andimeshk, Najafabad, Tarom, Ramsar, Lahijan, Marvdasht, Saqqez, Qasr Shirin, Miyaneh, Babol, Noorabad Mamasani, Garmeh, Toyserkan, Malek Shahr Isfahan, Kovar, Namin, Khalkhal, Anzali, Urmia, Jakiqur, Islamshahr, Andisheh, Kamyaran, Jovein, Mehrestan, Oshnaviyeh, Piranshahr, Azarshahr, Ahvaz, Masjid Soleiman, Doust Mohammad, Bayrom, Qorveh, Khash, Sabzevar, Bushehr, Nasim Shahr, Oskoo, Hashtgerd, Royan Mazandaran, Noor, Takestan, Rudehen, Mahmoudabad, Shir Abad, Gol Kalan Mashhad, Garmsar, Dehdasht, Qasr Qand, Jam, Torqabeh, Mahdasht, Naqadeh, Torbat Jam, Bandar Lengeh, Yazd, Robat Karim, Astaneh Ashrafieh, Paroud, Bukan, Arak, Kiashahr, Boroujerd, Shahrkord, Javanroud, Qaemshahr, Luleman, Sahneh, Behshahr, Gook Tappeh Mahabad, Mehr, Quchan, Siahkal, Sarakhs, Mollathani, Sepahan, Aq Qala, Khomeini Shahr, Baghmalek, Saravan, Galoogah, Darreh Labak (Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad), Dezful, Samghan, Basht, Alani, Harsin, Nik Shahr, Darreh Beyk, Shaft, Lanjan, Kish, Ganaveh, Alashtar, Chenaran, Khandab, Farsan, Laljin, Kazeroon, Divandarreh, Abadan, Gonbadkavus, Shahdad, Klardasht, Ahar, Korin, Miansar, Flawarjan, Sirjan, Mohajeran Markazi, Bardscan, Abhar, Kuchasifhan, Hesarek, Chegani Lorestan, Yazdanshahr, Asaluyeh, Chalabcheh Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Rask, Koohrang, Rudbar, Koohsar, Lordegan, Dorrodgah Bushehr, Shandiz, Lavasanat, Shanderman, Khansar, Lumar Ilam, Meibod, Mahabad, Delfan, Ravansar, Hadishehr, Bandargaz and Chaghabal Rumishgan.

The governor’s office of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province reported this afternoon that voter participation is lower than in 2020.

The head of the Anbar Sardar Mosque polling station in Tabriz reported that participation is at a mere quarter of the 2020 levels.

A chief inspector in West Azerbaijan reported low turnout in the city of Urmia, stating that no queues formed at any polling station. At one of the busiest stations, only a quarter of the ballots had been used by the end of the day. In one district of Urmia, angry citizens threw a ballot box into the street.

The regime-affiliated website Rokna reported that “3 members of the Basij [paramilitary force] en route to a polling station in the Darabad district of Shemiranat were attacked with bladed weapons by an unidentified armed group. One is in critical condition, another rushed to surgery for a ruptured spleen, and the third risks losing sight in his right eye.”

According to the regime’s Iran Press news agency, Majid Mirahmadi, Deputy Security Minister of Interior, emphasized that “Over 250,000 to 300,000 security forces are engaged in protecting and defending the election process. Our enemies are waging an all-out psychological war to discourage and create doubt in the hearts and minds of our people to prevent them from coming to the ballot boxes.”

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

1 March 2024