|Polling Place at Assyrian National Council, 2005
In December 2005 Iraqi citizens (including those living outside Iraq) voted to elect members of the Iraqi Council of Representatives. The Assyrian National Council offices in Skokie served as a regional polling station, drawing Iraqi immigrants from around the Middle West. Concrete barriers provided by the village reflected security concerns arising from the ongoing war in Iraq and threats by some groups in Iraq to violently disrupt the election process.
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