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Iran’s Sham Parliamentary Election – LIVE UPDATE

Empty voting booths in Iranian cities indicate widespread boycott of Iran sham parliamentary elections
Empty voting booths in Iranian cities indicate widespread boycott of Iran sham parliamentary elections

Iranian people are widely boycotting the regime’s Parliamentary elections on Friday. This LIVE PAGE will be updated throughout the day with reports from the ground via activists of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e-Khalq or MEK). Iranian opposition leader Mrs. Maryam Rajavi had called for a nationwide boycott of the elections and said: “Boycotting this sham is a patriotic duty and the Iranian nation’s bond with the martyrs, especially the 1,500 massacred during the November 2019 uprising. 


8:00 AM CET: 

The people’s utter hatred once again manifested itself in Friday’s parliamentary elections. 

A report from Dalahou, Kermanshah, shows the polls to be empty. “Only the officials are present at the door,” says a local, who recorded the video at 9:00 am.  

There’s a similar situation In Naein, Isfahan, where the street leading to the poll is empty.

8:15 AM: Isfahan’s Aram school, which has been turned into a voting station, was also empty in the early morning hours. Locals say there’s a heavy security presence.

One citizen reporter from Mashhad says: “Down with the rule of the mullahs. No to voting in the elections. They have lined up the taxis to force the drivers to vote. These same drivers have been protesting their poor living and work conditions every day.”

One local from Rasht reporting from the Shahid Beheshti high school, Azadegan Street, says: “The place is filled with plainclothes agents so that people can’t record videos. What’s remarkable is that there are very few voters compared to the previous elections.”

In Noshahr, Mazandaran province, the polls are near empty. “The poll at Amir Kabir high school was nearly empty at 8:45 am (local time). No one had come to vote. But the regime has filled the area with security forces for fear of protests,” one local reported.

A video obtained from Lordegan, Charmahal and Bakhtiary province, shows a long procession of armored vehicles entering the city in the early hours of the morning. Tensions have been simmering in the county after regime authorities caused an HIV crisis in October, inflicting hundreds of residents with the deadly virus.

February 21 – Naein, Isfahan Province, central Iran: 8 am local time
People are boycotting the regime’s sham elections.

February 21 – Dalahu, western Iran:
Voice says people are boycotting the regime’s sham elections and refusing to vote.

February 21 – Sonqor, western Iran: 10:40 am local time
Unprecedented boycott of the regime’s sham Majlis (parliamentary) elections

February 21 – Javanrud, western Iran:
Footage of empty polling stations indicate locals are boycotting the regime’s Majlis (parliament) elections farce and refusing to vote.

February 21 – Hamedan, western, Iran: 9 am local time
More footage of Iranians boycotting polling stations and refusing to cast their vote for the regime’s sham elections.

9:30 AM CET: As he went to vote, the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ail Khamenei once again pleaded with the people to vote for his representatives. “My recommendation is that the people vote… and that they do so as soon as possible. Don’t postpone it until late in the night,” he said, as reported by the state-run Bahar News website.

In another bid to set the stage for rigging the results of the elections, Jamal Orf, the head of the elections staff, declared: “With coordination, due to health issues, marking fingerprints is optional.”

Orf claimed that the decision was made to prevent the spread of dangerous viruses, as reported by the official news agency IRNA. Without fingerprints, the regime will have a free hand to “engineer” the election results as it wills.

Meanwhile, further reports indicate the people continue to boycott the elections and the polling stations. At 10:40 AM (local time), the polling station at Sonqor, Kermanshah province, was empty. No voters had shown up.

A similar situation was reported from Javanrud, also in Kermanshah, where the people went about their business and ignored the polling stations altogether.

February 21 – Malayer, western, Iran: 10 am local time
Even downtown areas of this city are empty as people are boycotting the regime’s sham Majlis (parliamentary) elections.

February 21 – Karaj, west of Tehran, Iran:
Reports show people are refusing to cast their ballots for the regime’s elections farce.

In Tehran, the capital, voting was very sparse. The Shariati high school, which is usually one of the busiest polling stations, was only hosting four voters at 10:00 am local time, as reported by MEK activists. Another report from the Mesgar Abad polling station shows that no one has come to vote yet.

A citizen reporter from Banafsheh district, Karaj, reported that at 11:30 am, the queue at the local bakery was longer than the voting queue at the polling station.

In the Fardis district, Karaj, people refused to go to the polling station. An MEK activist reporting from Karaj reported that the Shahid Ojani school, which has been turned to a polling station for the elections, was empty.

10:30 AM CET: The official ISNA news agency quoted Mahmoud Vaezi, chief of staff to the regime’s President Hassan Rouhani, as saying that there has been a large voter turnout and the government is monitoring the situation through online portals. “As the leadership had wished, it seems that the people are coming to the polling stations in large numbers.”

In Tehran, the capital, voting was very sparse. The Shariati high school, which is usually one of the busiest polling stations, was only hosting four voters at 10:00 am local time, as reported by MEK activists. Another report from the Mesgar Abad polling station shows that no one has come to vote yet.

February 21 – Ardabil, northwest of Iran:
More signs of an unprecedented boycott as Iranians refuse to participate in the regime’s sham elections.

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Vaezi also claimed that in some areas, the turnout was even larger than previous elections. But reports obtained by MEK activists and citizen reporters show that past noon, in many areas, the polling stations are still empty but for a few voters.

A resident from Malayer, Hamedan province, says: “This is downtown Malayer. No one is here. It’s 10:00 am. The people have gone to different locations to not vote.”

In Isfahan, at the Ghannadian school located in Zeynabieh street, which is one of the busiest places in the city, only three individuals are in the schoolyard while the polling station is empty. The first martyr of the November Iran protests in Isfahan was killed in front of this school.

A video from Ardebil shows an empty polling station. “[The regime] is alone,” a local said. “Look at the glorious presence of the people,” he added mockingly while showing the empty streets surrounding the polling stations.

Scenes of the empty voting poles in Sonqor at 10:30am local time.
(Reports by MEK Sources)

Iran parliamentary elections farce:
The Iranian people have widely boycotted regimes sham election.Since the early hours of Friday morning that the polls opened,initial reports coming from inside Iran show that there’s little/no participation in the voting.

Another polling station in Sonqor:
Reports show that the people of Sonqor have boycotted the sham election.
Time: 10:30 am, local Iran time – MEK sources

Iran parliamentary election report from Lorestan province: very few people have come to vote

Reporting by PMOI/MEK Iran, Lorestan province, Feb 21, 2020—Today, Feb 21, 10:15 am, very few people have come to vote for the regime’s parliamentary election. They are about 10 people. INTV reporter.

Iran parliamentary election polls at the Imam-Reza mosque in Tehran are empty

Reporting by PMOI/MEK Iran, February 21, 2020—Tehran, Mesgar-Abad district –Iran parliamentary election polls at the Imam-Reza mosque are empty.

In Hamedan, empty polls indicate a heavy boycott of the election. 
February 21 – Izeh, southwest Iran: 12 pm local time
MEK activist reports major boycott as people refuse to cast votes in the regime’s sham Majlis (parliamentary) elections.

February 21 – Hamedan, western Iran:
Reports show massive nationwide boycott of the regime’s sham Majlis (parliamentary) elections.
Only security forces are seen leaving the polling station.

February 21 – Tehran, Iran: 11 am local time
MEK activist reports elections boycott in the Iranian capital.
People are refusing to provide any legitimacy to the murderous mullahs’ regime.
February 21 – Kermanshah Province, western Iran: 12 pm local time
The Iranian people are boycotting the regime’s sham Majlis (parliamentary) elections in an unprecedented scale.
Graffiti reads:
My Vote Regime Change

Forcing municipality workers to vote in Iran parliamentary election in Karaj, Banafsheh square

Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, February 21, 2020—Today, Feb 21, City of Karaj, Banafsheh square on the sham elections day. Authorities are bribing municipality workers to vote.

Poll station in the city of Karaj is empty in the Iranian regime’s parliamentary election

Reporting by PMOI/MEK Iran, February 21, 2020—The City of Karaj, the poll station at the “Shahid Ojani” boys elementary school is empty in the Iranian regime’s parliamentary election.

Eslamshahr’s central polling station is nearly empty in Iran parliamentary election

Reporting by PMOI/MEK Iran, February 21, 2020—In the city of Eslamshahr, near Tehran the central polling station is nearly empty.

Shahr-e Kord’s election booth is empty & no one has come to vote in the parliament election

Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, February 21, 2020—Shar-e Kord – Today is the elections day, yet no one is at the election.

Iran parliamentary election polling station in Karaj’s main street is nearly empty

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, Karaj, Gohardasht, February 21, 2020—Polling station, branch 8, located on the town’s main street, is nearly empty. No one vote for the regime.

NCRI Statement:

Reports From Thousands of Polling Stations Show Widespread Boycott of Sham Election

Iran – Sham Election, No. 6

According to reports from thousands of polling stations nationwide, including in Tehran, Karaj, Shahriar, Robat Karim, Islamshahr, Qods, Isfahan, Baharestan, Najafabad, Golpaygan, Zarinshahr, Yazdanshahr, Lamerd, Dasht-e Arjan, Firouzabad, Zahedan, Sonqor, Neyshabour, Mashhad, Shahr-e Kord, Kazeroun, Dalahou, Hamedan, Kermanshah, Qazvin, Alvand, Na’ein, Yazd, Yassouj, Malayer, Rasht, Sari, Nowshahr, Babol, Babolsar, Tabriz, Miyaneh, Daylaman, Dehdasht, Shush, Behbahan, Bukan, Azadshahr, Khorramabad, Kouhdasht, Semnan, Qeshm Island, and Bandar Kangan, the Iranian people have completely boycotted the mullahs’ election masquerade.

A MEK activist from Mashhad said that in one of the great mosques in Mashhad, there were very few people who had come to vote.

February 21 – Iranshahr, SE Iran:
Despite the mullahs’ claims, Iranians in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, and across the country, are boycotting the regime’s elections farce.

Parliamentary election polling station in Rasht is empty

Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Rasht, February 21, 2020—There is no one at the polling station in Deylman district for voting for the parliamentary election.

Report on Iran’s parliamentary election boycott in Hamedan

Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Hamadan, February 21, 2020—People of Hamadan have boycotted the Iranian regime’s parliamentary election.

February 21 – Tabriz, northwest Iran: 2:40 pm local time
Footage shows empty polling stations as Iranians across the country are boycotting the regime’s Majlis (parliamentary) elections farce.

Iran, Rasht, February 21, 2020:

There is no one at the polling station in Deylman district for voting and a complete boycott is reported by MEK sources.

NCRI Statement:

Widespread Boycott of Sham Election; Requirement for Finger Prints and Pictured Birth Certificates Removed

Iran: Sham Election, No. 7

According to reports from 26 out of the 31 provinces across the country, until 3:00 pm local time, the election farce has been totally boycotted and polling stations are empty.

A long convoy of armored vehicles entering Lordegan in the early hours of the parliamentary election

Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Lordegan (Charmahal and Bakhtiary province), February 21, 2020—A long procession of armored vehicles entering the city in the early hours of the morning.

February 21 – Tehran, Iran: 12:30 pm local time
Footage shows empty polling station as Iranians across the country are boycotting the regime’s Majlis (parliamentary) elections farce.

Just a few people came to vote in Shahsavari Hesarak

Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Shahsavari Hesarak, Alborz Province, February 21, 2020—10:37 [local time] Only four people at Election Branch 269 in a primary school in Hesarak.

Iran election boycott in the northern city of Babol

Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Babol, February 21, 2020—11:01 [local time] – The regime has placed the polling station close to the cemetery, in order to attract those who visit their loved ones’ graves on Friday to vote, but only one person is present for voting.

Boycotting the parliamentary sham election in Lorestan province

Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Lorestan province, February 21, 2020— 10:45 local time – There a few people at the election booth, our vote is regime’s overthrow.

Statement of Maryam Rajavi:

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi: General boycott of sham election, Iranian people’s resounding no to religious fascism, yes to overthrow

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), congratulated the Iranian people for the nationwide boycott of the sham election by the ruling religious fascism. Mrs. Rajavi added that the failure of the regime to intimidate people to go to the polls reflects the Iranian people’s homage to the 1,500 martyrs of the November 2019 uprising and portends of subsequent uprisings. This unprecedented boycott was a resounding “no” to Khamenei, Rouhani and the entirety of the clerical regime and showed the public’s enthusiasm for Resistance units’ slogan of “my vote is overthrow.”

No one at two polling stations in Qaemshahr in the process of election in Iran

Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Qaemshahr, February 21, 2020—There is no one at two polling stations in the city.

Polling stations are empty despite voting time expansion

Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, February 21, 2020—The Iranian regime tries to gather more votes by the expansion of voting time. But polling stations are empty despite voting time expansion in Iran election.

Reports indicate that the Iranian people have boycotted the parliamentary Election in Iran

Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, February 21, 2020—Iranian people have boycotted the parliamentary Election in Iran in numerous cities.