ERBIL— Almost six million people in the Kurdistan Region and the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad have the right to vote in the imminent Kurdistan referendum on September 25, 2017, according to the spokesperson for the Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC).
Sherwan Zrar was quoted in a Thursday report by Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s official page saying 3,300,000 people in the Kurdistan Region are eligible to vote.
Some 2,700,000 in the "Kurdistani" areas beyond the administrative domain of Kurdistan, in Kirkuk, Nineveh and the rest of the disputed areas also have the right to vote.
According to the official, the IHERC has already launched the preparation for the opinion polls and is signing contracts with the related companies to run the process on time.
Zrar added the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has allocated 20 million USD to IHERC to hold the process and the commission has received part of this fund.