NewsSpecial WireRound-up of Iran vote at polling stations - 1

Round-up of Iran vote at polling stations – 1

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Iran Focus: Tehran, Jun. 17 – The following is a round-up of activities around polling stations across Tehran during the first few hours of the race for a new president in Iran. Despite an appeal by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian capital had an air of silence following opposition calls for a boycott of the elections. Iran Focus

Tehran, Jun. 17 – The following is a round-up of activities around polling stations across Tehran during the first few hours of the race for a new president in Iran. Despite an appeal by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian capital had an air of silence following opposition calls for a boycott of the elections.

West of Tehran
Most of the dozen polling stations in western Tehran were either empty or had a handful of voters from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m.
In particular, the station in Pounag Square at the corner of Homeyl Street was completely deserted.
Sattarkhan and Sardar-Jangal roads were empty though 10 people were spotted standing in a queue to vote in Sediqiyeh street.

Tehran

Voting Centre 71
Saddouqi High School in Akbari Street – Six people were spotted, among them three women. (11:30 a.m. local time)

Voting Centres 68 and 69
Imam Hossein Asgary Mosque in Salehi Street – 12 people were seen lined up to vote, among them five women.

Voting Centre 66
Tarasht Prayer Hall – 15 people were seen lined up to vote. Roughly half were women, and youths constituted a handful of them. (11:30 a.m.)

Voting Centre 81
Hosseiniyeh High School south of Sharif Metro station in Saharvard Street – Seven people were seen at 11:40 a.m.

Voting Centre 22
Nabi Mosque in Daryan-No district – A total of 27 people, including 16 women and 11 men were seen at 11:45 a.m.

Voting Centre 105
Narjes High School, across the road from Rasoul Akram Hospital, in the central Tehran district of Shahr-Ara – Two men and a woman were seen casting ballots at approximately 11:50 a.m.

Voting Centres 88 and 89
Zahra Mosque in Shahr-Ara – Seven women and five men were seen voting at noon.

Voting Centre 102
Al-Qadir School in Shahr-Ara – Six women and four men were seen trying to vote early afternoon.

Editor’s Note: Updates will follow

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