Jan 30, 2005 Iraq's 1st Election

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  • Jan 30, 2005 Iraq's 1st Election

    1. 1. Iraq’s First Election Slideshow January 30, 2008
    2. 2. Facts <ul><li>January 30th, 2005 was Iraq's first election. </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq had 14 million eligible voters. </li></ul><ul><li>8,550,571 Iraqis voted </li></ul><ul><li>There was a 58% voter turnout (higher rate than US elections) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Aerial photographs of lines of Baghdad citizens at various polling places throughout Baghdad. (By USAF MSgt Dave Ahlschwede, JCCMT, MNF-I) UNCLASSIFIED
    4. 4. Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Aerial photographs of lines of Baghdad citizens at various polling places throughout Baghdad. (By USAF MSgt Dave Ahlschwede, JCCMT, MNF-I) UNCLASSIFIED
    5. 5. Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Aerial photographs of lines of Baghdad citizens at various polling places throughout Baghdad. (By USAF MSgt Dave Ahlschwede, JCCMT, MNF-I) UNCLASSIFIED
    6. 6. Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Aerial photographs of lines of Baghdad citizens at various polling places throughout Baghdad. (By USAF MSgt Dave Ahlschwede, JCCMT, MNF-I) UNCLASSIFIED
    7. 7. Baghdad Citizens 1040, 30 JAN 05 9-Nissan, Baghdad Voters wait in line while other return home after voting at a polling station in the Bahdad Al Jadida neighborhood of 9 Nissan. (US Army photo by 2-8CAV) UNCLASSIFIED
    8. 8. UNCLASSIFIED An Iraqi policeman searches voters entering a polling center in the town of Al Seddah to ensure weapons and explosives do not threaten the safety of Iraqis as they cast their ballots during the 30 Jan 05 election. (Official USMC Photo by Cpl. Sarah A. Beavers. This photo is cleared for release.)
    9. 9. Citizens of northern Babil province converge on a polling site near Musayyib, Iraq, 30 Jan 05, as two Marine Amphibian Assault Vehicles reinforce Iraqi security forces. (Official USMC Photo by Sgt. Zachary A. Bathon. This photo is cleared for release.) UNCLASSIFIED
    10. 10. UNCLASSIFIED Iraqi Army Soldiers 30 JAN 05 Al Amel – Al Rashid, Baghdad Iraqi Army soldiers man a security check point to provide safety for the citizens of Baghdad to vote.
    11. 11. Baghdad Citizens participating in elections 30 JAN 05 Al Rashid, Baghdad Baghdad citizens standing in line as they wait to cast their ballots in the Iraqi National Election. UNCLASSIFIED
    12. 12. Iraqi Army Assaryia Village, North Baghdad 0730, 30 Jan 05 Iraqi Army Soldiers use troop transportation trucks to assist in maintaining security for elections. UNCLASSIFIED
    13. 13. UNCLASSIFIED Iraqi Army Assaryia Village, North Baghdad 0730, 30 Jan 05 An excited Iraqi Army soldier makes a mucho pose to show his excitement of voting
    14. 14. UNCLASSIFIED / Do Not Release Iraqi Army Assaryia Village, North Baghdad 0730, 30 Jan 05 An excited Iraqi Army soldier with his memorandum that says he can vote out side of his district.
    15. 15. Baghdad Iraqi Army stand in line as they wait for their turn to vote 30 JAN 05 Al Mansour, W. Baghdad Photos taken by CDR, 303rd Iraqi Army Bn. UNCLASSIFIED
    16. 16. Iraqi Army Providing security for elections 30 JAN 05 9-NISSAN, E. Baghdad Iraqi Army Soldiers man their newly acquired armored personnel carrier as they provide security for local Baghdad citizens participating in elections. UNCLASSIFIED
    17. 17. Baghdad Citizens participating in elections 30 JAN 05 9-NISSAN, E. Baghdad Hundreds of citizens walking to a local polling station. TIPS HOTLINE Banner provides citizens a method to turn in insurgents that attack Iraqis. UNCLASSIFIED
    18. 18. Residents of Baghdad’s al Bayaa neighborhood flock to polling sites in their area to cast their vote on 30 January 2005. They appeared eager to have a play their part in this historical event and were undeterred by attacks elsewhere in al Rashid. UNCLASSIFIED
    19. 19. Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Al Rashid, Baghdad A young Iraqi girl waves an Iraqi political party flag to passers by as they head to and from polling sites where thousands of Baghdad citizens cast their votes. UNCLASSIFIED Do not release (Face)
    20. 20. Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Al Rashid, Bagadad An Iraqi woman is searched by a female security guard as she prepares to enter the secure area around the polling site to cast her vote in the national Iraqi elections. UNCLASSIFIED
    21. 21. UNCLASSIFIED Iraqi Army Providing Security for Citizens participating in elections 30 JAN 05 Rusafa, Central Baghdad Soldiers of the 1 MECH BDE, Iraqi Army patrolling as they provide security for the citizens of Rusafa, Baghdad so they can safely participate in elections.
    22. 22. Baghdad, Iraq (Rusafa) Political Campaign posters 30 JAN 05 Rusafa, Central Baghdad A huge roadside display featuring the political party of Dr. Ayad Alawi (current Iraqi Prime Minister) UNCLASSIFIED
    23. 23. 30Jan2005 (0405 GMT) – An Iraqi man proudly displays his blue finger after having been the first person to vote at an Eastern Baghdad polling station. All voters are marked with blue ink to indicate that they have voted (photo by US Army CPL Hyche) UNCLASSIFIED
    24. 24. 30Jan2005 (0710 Local) – An Iraqi Army soldier uses a megaphone to announce instructions to a crowd of people as they gather in front of an Eastern Baghdad polling station. (photo by US Army CPL Hyche) UNCLASSIFIED
    25. 25. Polling sites 122003, 122004, and DEO 122 – Sadr City Polling sites 121007 and 121008 Sadr City Polling sites 121010 and 121011 Sadr City POLLING SITES IN THE NORTH AT 0930 SECRET//REL USA AND MCFI SECRET//REL USA AND MCFI Polling sites 121003 and 121004 Sadr City
    26. 26. SECRET//REL USA AND MCFI SECRET//REL USA AND MCFI Polling site 121012 Sadr City Polling sites 120006 and 120007 Sadr City Polling sites 119009 and 119010 Sadr City Polling sites 122012, 122013, and 122014 - Sadr City
    27. 27. UNCLASSIFIED WHO: Iraqi Citizens WHAT: Walking to polling locations WHEN: 30JAN05 – Early Morning WHERE: Western Baghdad (Al Manscur)
    28. 28. Baghdad Citizens participating in elections 30 JAN 05 Al Rashid, SE. Baghdad Hundreds of Baghdad citizens walking to a local polling station. UNCLASSIFIED
    29. 29. Baghdad Citizens participating in elections 30 JAN 05 Al Rashid, SE. Baghdad Hundreds of citizens walking to a local polling station. UNCLASSIFIED
    30. 30. Baghdad Citizens participating in elections 30 JAN 05 Al Rashid, SE. Baghdad Hundreds of citizens walking to a local polling station. UNCLASSIFIED
    31. 31. UNCLASSIFIED Baghdad Citizens / Iraqi Police participating in elections / providing security 30 JAN 05 Al Rashid, SE. Baghdad Baghdad citizens walking to a local polling station while Iraqi Police officers provide security.
    32. 32. Baghdad Citizens participating in elections 30 JAN 05 Sadr City, Baghdad UNCLASSIFIED
    33. 33. Baghdad Citizens participating in elections 30 JAN 05 Sadr City, Baghdad (PHOTO FROM INSIDE A BRADLEY) UNCLASSIFIED
    34. 34. Baghdad Citizens participating in elections 30 JAN 05 Sadr City, Baghdad (PHOTO FROM INSIDE A M2 BRADLEY) UNCLASSIFIED
    35. 35. Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Karada Disctrict, Baghdad Celabratory fire was heard twice but for the most part the convoy was cheered by every crowd it passed. The streets were filled with kids playing and adults locked in conversation, everyone seemed happy. Photos by SSG Nasworthy UNCLASSIFIED
    36. 36. UNCLASSIFIED Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Karada Disctrict, Baghdad Celabratory fire was heard twice but for the most part the convoy was cheered by every crowd it passed. The streets were filled with kids playing and adults locked in conversation, everyone seemed happy. Photos by SSG Nasworthy
    37. 37. UNCLASSIFIED Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Karada Disctrict, Baghdad This polling site took votes from nearly 2600 voters and had no violence. SSG Carter (NCOIC) noted that most voters were woman. Photos by SSG Nasworthy
    38. 38. UNCLASSIFIED Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Karada Disctrict, Baghdad Celabratory fire was heard twice but for the most part the convoy was cheered by every crowd it passed. The streets were filled with kids playing and adults locked in conversation, everyone seemed happy. Photos by SSG Nasworthy
    39. 39. Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Karada Disctrict, Baghdad Celabratory fire was heard twice but for the most part the convoy was cheered by every crowd it passed. The streets were filled with kids playing and adults locked in conversation, everyone seemed happy. Photos by SSG Nasworthy UNCLASSIFIED
    40. 40. Baghdad Iraqi Policemen 30 JAN 05 Karada Disctrict, Baghdad Iraqi police maintain security near polling stations to allow citizens to vote in the national elections. Photos by SSG Nasworthy UNCLASSIFIED
    41. 41. Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 Karada Disctrict, Baghdad An Iraqi Army soldier conducts security checks to ensure the area around the nearby polling station is safe for Baghdad citizens participating in elections. Photos by SSG Nasworthy UNCLASSIFIED
    42. 42. Baghdad Citizens participating in elections 0930 30 JAN 05 Al Mansour, W. Baghdad Hundreds of citizens walking miles from Abu Ghraib to a polling station in Baghdad. UNCLASSIFIED
    43. 43. Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 9-Nissan, Baghdad Excited Baghdad citizen walk for miles to their nearest polling site to cast their vote. UNCLASSIFIED
    44. 44. Iraqi Army Soldiers 30 JAN 05 9-Nissan, Baghdad Iraqi Army soldiers show off their ink, proving they have cast their votes UNCLASSIFIED
    45. 45. Baghdad Citizens 30 JAN 05 9-Nissan, Baghdad Baghdad streets filled with adults and children alike, displaying excitement and jubilation over their first free, democratic election. UNCLASSIFIED
    46. 49.
    47. 50. Where: Iraq When: 13 February 05 What: Iraqi Election Results Who: The Heroes of Iraq: 8,550,571 of 14 million eligible voters boldly overcame acts of intimidation and cast ballots for the 111 candidate lists. Of 14.5 million eligible voters, over 8.5 million voted, exceeding the predicted 58%. The United Nations declared 99% of the votes valid. UNCLASSIFIED Iraqis Choose Their Future - Statistics UNCLASSIFIED Promote the Legitimacy of the Iraqi Government
    48. 51. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED Iraqis Choose Their Future - Ballots Promote the Legitimacy of the Iraqi Government Where: Iraq When: 13 February 05 What: Iraqi Election Results Who: Brave IECI representatives overcame targeted acts of intimidation and worked endless hours to organize all polling sites and to ensure voters had a clear understanding of the procedures to cast their ballot. 8,550,571 of 14 million eligible voters boldly cast ballots for the 111 candidate lists. Over 15 million ballots were moved into the country, trucked to polling sites and recollected without incident, proving Iraqi resolve and power over the insurgents attempts at intimidation. Polling Booth Ballot / Voting Instructions
    49. 52. BULLET: Excitement on election day LOO: Governance TIME CATEGORY: Last Week WHO: MND-B(39BCT), TF 3-153 IN WHAT: Local Populace Eager to get to voting sites. WHEN: 30JAN05 WHERE: Baghdad, Husseiniya (Zone 101) WHY/SIGNIFICANCE: Local citizens in the community come out in droves anxious to participate in a day of History for Iraq. (Left: Locals wait at bus stop to be driven to the DEO in . Background: Locals walk several hundred meters to partake in this joyous day.) MEDIA STATUS: Local media did not attend.
    50. 53. Pallets of Ballots Arrive at BIAP

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