Nabz Elections Central 2021
On June 18, Iranians will go to the polls to elect a new president for a four-year term. While the presidential race understandably receives considerable attention domestically and internationally, Iranians also elect more than 127,610 fellow citizens to represent them on village, municipal and regional councils; they will also decide on representatives for six of the parliament seat (Majlis) and four seats of the Assembly of Experts in mid-term elections.
Elections are more than just one day and the casting of a ballot. They are part of an ongoing cycle by which citizens participate in the process of delivering a better quality of life, whether at the national, regional or local level. Such a process can only improve if citizens take part in all of its aspects. Genuine elections are a fundamental human right; when conducted properly they encourage popular engagement, accountability, and peaceful transfer of power. Even as one election passes, it begins another cycle and offers opportunities to improve the system.
Nabz-Iran has followed elections since 2013 and compiled a series of resources to encourage a more accountable system that involves and responds to citizens. See below to learn more and check back for new materials. What Were Past Results? Check here.
How Do Iranian Elections Work?
- Local Elections Primer
- Election Landscape Primer 2017
- Election Cycle Infographic
- Nabz Nameh - Government Structure
- Election Timeline Infographic
- Nabz Nameh - Campaign Financing
What Should Voters Think About?
- Why Participate?
- Selecting a Candidate
- What Are the Roles and Responsibilities of the Local Councils in Iran (Persian)
- What are the Opportunities for Women's Participation in the Process of Local Councils Elections in Iran? (Persian)
- Nabz Nameh - Women in Elections
- Five ways to Participate in the Elections Process Beyond Voting (Persian)
- How Citizens can Participate in the Elections Process: Before Election Day (Persian)
- I voted; What's Next? (Persian)
- How Citizens Can Participate in the Elections Process: After Election Day (Persian)
- How Can Citizens hold Local Authorities Accountable after the Elections? (Persian)
- Postcard from Belgrade: Democratic Election in Serbia: Video from 2000 Election
- Postcard from Belgrade: Democratic Transition and Government Accountability: Video of Serbia in 2000s
How Can Citizens Promote Accountability?
- Pollwatching Guide
- Pollwatching PowerPoint and Webinar recording (Persian)
- Secrecy of Ballot PowerPoint and Webinar recording (Persian)
- Secrecy of Ballot game
- Citizen Oversight of Elections course
- Elections Monitoring in Iran - Pocket Guide (Persian)
- Service Delivery Monitoring - Pocket Guide
- Roles and Responsibilities of Local Councils in Iran
- Balance of Power in Iran: Elected vs. Unelected
- Calendar of the Presidential and City and Village Council Elections in Iran - 2021
International Labor Day and the Elections in Iran
Candidate Registration for the Presidential Elections