Finding Aid for the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program Ephemera and Posters, 2004-2005

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program Ephemera and Posters ,
Date (inclusive): 2004-2005
Collection number: 454
Creator: Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program
Extent: 1 half-box 5 oversize map folders
Abstract: Informational packets and posters related to the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program for the January 2005 Transitional National Assembly election.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Hirsch, 2005.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program Ephemera and Posters (Collection 454). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5199155 

History

On January 30, 2005, Iraq held national elections to create a 275-member Transitional National Assembly (a temporary representative legislature). 111 political entities submitted candidate lists for the national elections, and a total of 256 political entities composed of 18,900 candidates registered to compete in the national election, 18 provincial elections, and the Kurdistan Regional government election. The 256 entities included 27 individuals, 33 coalitions of parties, and 196 independent parties. The Transitional National Assembly was charged, among other responsibilities, with drafting a new constitution for Iraq.
The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) was established to supervise the elections and ensure a fair voting process, including the registration of Iraqi citizens and their direct descendants living abroad. The IECI authorized the International Organization for Migration to implement a limited Out-of-Country Voting Program for the January 30 election. The Iraq Out-of-County Voting Program provided a voter education campaign and technical assistance for the registration and voting process in 14 countries, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Jordan, The Netherlands, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. To be eligible to vote, voters must have: 1) been 18 by December 31, 2004; 2) had Iraqi citizenship or been eligible for it; and 3) been registered to vote. Registration was from January 17 to 25 and polling from January 28 to 30. The IECI estimates that more than 265,000 Iraqis registered and voted abroad.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of voter education packets and posters designed and distributed by the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program in 2004, for the January 2005 Transitional National Assembly election. The packets include informational brochures, fliers, candidate lists and sample ballots. The posters inform potential voters of registration eligibility, locations, and deadlines, and encourage Iraqi's living outside of Iraq, including those with citizenship in other countries, to participate in the elections.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Voter education packets, 2004-2005.
  2. Posters, 2004-2005.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program.
Iraq--History, 2003--Archival resources.
Elections--Iraq--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Political posters.


Container List

 

Series I: Voter Education Packets, 2005.

Physical Description: (1 box).

Scope and Content Note

Two copies of the voter education packets distributed by the the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program. Each packet contains Compact disc, brochures, fliers, and informational packets in Arabic, English, and Kurdish about out-of-country voting in Iraq's Transitional National Assembly election. Includes registration instructions, list of candidates and sample ballot.
Box 1, Folder 1

Voter education packet (folder 1 of 2). 2004-2005.

Physical Description: (38 items).
Box 1, Folder 2

Voter education packet (folder 2 of 2). 2004-2005.

Physical Description: (38 items).
 

Series II: Posters, 2004-2005.

Physical Description: (5 oversize map folders).

Scope and Content Note

Assorted posters promoting participation in Iraq's Transitional National Assembly election.
Box 2

Sample ballots. 2005.

Physical Description: (5 items).

Scope and Content Note

Two sample ballots (40 × 28 cm.) and two poster-sized enlargements of the ballot form.
Box 3

Miscellaneous election posters. 2004-2005.

Physical Description: (4 items).

Scope and Content Note

Three separate poster designs: Iraq-Out-of-Country Voting Program advertisement for extra voter registration day, in English; poster from the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, in Arabic; election poster from Iraq featuring a woman and a ballot box.
Box 4

Voter education poster 1. 2004-2005.

Physical Description: (8 items).

Scope and Content Note

Educational poster for the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program (designed for inclusion in the voter education packet), featuring photos of Iraqis living in a variety of countries. Text in Arabic, English, and Kurdish. Poster states voter registration requirements and instructions.
Box 5

Voter education poster 2. 2004-2005.

Physical Description: (6 items).

Scope and Content Note

Educational poster for the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program, featuring a young Iraqi woman with New York City in the background. Text in Arabic, English, and Kurdish. Poster advertises voting registration deadlines.
Box 6

Voter education poster 3. 2004-2005.

Physical Description: (6 items).

Scope and Content Note

Educational poster for the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting Program, featuring the Iraqi flag against an orange background and a map of the world. Text in Arabic, English, and Kurdish. Poster promotes participation in the Out-of-Country Voting Program.