Regional
12:27 pm
Thu December 15, 2005

More Iraqis Go To The Polls

Nashville, TN – More Iraqi expatriates are expected to cast ballots in Nashville in the current parliamentary elections than voted in January when a provisional government was
being elected.
Elections spokesman Joel Sullivan said Thursday that turnout for thr third day of voting was especially heavy, with many voters from out of state.
By early Thursday morning, about 2,300 people had voted and polls were far from being closed.
In January just over 3.700 people voted.
Voters are selecting a 275 member parliament to serve a four year term.
They're choosing from more than 200 political parties that represent nearly 7,000 candidates.
Nashville was just one of seven voting sites in the U. S.