Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, said the voting card is the gate through which we all enter so that we can all participate in the decision-making and shape the future of our children and of our country, calling on the voters to go and get it because otherwise, the citizens are no more eligible to participate in the decision-making, yet they are outside the whole game. He also explained that the voting card represents the access of elections to the electronic world since this allows an easy identification of voters, the limitation of frauds and the drawing out of various statistical data by dealing with the information provided on this card.
In a speech delivered during the Cultural Forum on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, his Eminence maintained that the obtainment of the card blocks the way before the manipulators, falsifiers and those who accept bribes, calling on the Election Commission to check for and detect any fraud and manipulation in the voting process. He also urged the citizens to ensure to get the electronic card, which is like ensuring to get any probative document such as the nationality or the nationality certificate, since it proves their right to vote, elect and take part in the decision-making. Moreover, he rejected the excuses and justifications produced by people who are willing to waive their right and instead criticize the circumstances, when in fact, by non-participating in the voting, they are causing such circumstances Iraq is going through.