Photos: 2024 Elections

On March 1, 2024, Iranians elected 290 members for parliament and 88 senior Islamic jurists for the Assembly of Experts. Iranians posted photos and videos of empty polling stations in Tehran and other major cities. The government kept polls open for an extra six hours to encourage people to vote, but many stayed away due to apathy or dissatisfaction with the government, according to experts. The turnout was only 41 percent – the lowest since the 1979 revolution. Yet the mood inside some of the poll stations was festive. Families and friends queued together and posed for photos with inked fingers indicating that they had voted. The following are scenes from election day across Iran.

A little girl casts her father's ballot in Tehran

Soldiers voting in Tabriz, the capital city of East Azerbaijan province in northwest Iran

A young woman posing with her identity document in Tehran. 

President Ebrahim Raisi (2021-present) voting in Tehran

Hassan Khomeini, a grandson of late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, voting in Tehran

A woman voting in the nomadic Ahar area in East Azerbaijan province

A Shiite cleric showing his inked finger in Tehran


A woman voting in the northeast city of Mashhad, a conservative bastion


An elderly man showing his ID in the northwestern city of Arak, the capital of Markazi province


A woman draped in the Iranian flag reviewing candidate lists in Tehran


Photo Credits: IRNA, Tasnim News Agency