Office director Ali al-Shawani told Alsumaria News that nearly 926.000 voters will attend at 43 voting units across the province, including at refugee camps.
Kurdistan Region slated a vote on independence from the central government in Baghdad for September 25th, and has, since then, defied calls from Baghdad to postpone the measure, Iraqi News reported.
Kurdistan gained autonomous governance based on the 2005 constitution, but is still considered a part of Iraq. The region was created in 1970 based on an agreement with the Iraqi government, ending years of conflicts.
Baghdad and Erbil have for long disputed sovereignty over oil-rich Kirkuk.
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