Nabz Elections Central 2017

On May 19, 2017, Iranians went the polls to elect a new president for a four-year term. While the presidential race understandably received considerable attention domestically and internationally, Iranians also elected more than 133,000 fellow citizens to represent them on village, municipal and regional councils. These elections resulted in sweeping wins for reformists across the country, as well as a number of women in mayoral positions.

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. 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. You can also see more about the 2016 parliamentary elections.

Maps of Iran Presidential Elections Results (2009-2017)

What Were the Results?

How Do Iranian Elections Work?

What Should Voters Think About?

How Can Citizens Promote Accountability?