-As Third Amendment Act of Elections of the Council of Representatives Act No. 45 of 2003 was issued and come into force from the date of being certified by the Council of Representatives on 6.6.2018, the Supreme Judicial Council formed a committee that transfer to Independent Higher Electoral Commission to review the work of the commission.
-After objecting on the said Amendment Act , the cases were filed before the Federal Supreme Court and request to vacate the act, the starting measures of the manual recount had acted carefully and the waiting the issuance of a decision of the Federal Supreme Court . At that time the Supreme Judicial Council met to assign judges to be the members of the Broad of Commissioners to manage the Independent Higher Electoral Commission, named judges to be the mangers of the electoral offices in the provinces and to consider the presented options to carry out the manual recount.
- After the Federal Supreme Court made a decision which included the dismissing the objection on the Amendment Act of the Elections, the Board of Commissioners decided to apply the Federal Supreme Court decision. The manual recount of the ballot stations upon which the complaints were filed, shall be done and this process shall be done under the supervision of United Nation observers, political entities and media.
-The assigned Board of Commissioners started the practical procedures of manual recount. The tasks were distributed among the members of the Board of Commissioners . Thus, some of them went to provinces since it is better to carry out the field recount therein, while the station upon which the complaints were filed ,brought from other provinces to Baghdad. The manual recount process started with the involvement of a great number of the employees of the Commission and the Supreme Judicial Council and in presence of the UN observers, Special Representative of the Secretary General of UN, Jan Kubis, his assistant ,Alice Wolbol, a number of ambassadors , the representative of diplomatic corps in Iraq and the observers of the political entities.
- Regarding to the elections that carried out abroad, the official reports that were received from the committee which was formed by the Council of Ministers, were considered. Moving to three states are Jordan, Iran and Turkey to carry out the manual recount of the station upon which the complaints were filed.
- The appeals which challenged the decision of the assigned Board of Commissioners regarding the result of recount were (248) . The Judicial Electoral Panel which consists of three judges of the Court of Cassation, reviewed these appeals and some of which were accepted but the other are rejected in accordance with evidences were provided by the appellant.
* As a result of the manual recount of the election stations and centers throughout Iraqi provinces, the results were changed as following:
First : the changes took place on the candidates in the same list:
Second: The changes took place by transfer the seat from a list to another:
The work of the assigned judges to carry out the tasks of the Board of Commissioners and mangers of electoral offices in the provinces finished when the Federal Supreme Court approved the results of the elections on 12.8.2018 in accordance with Article (5) of Third Amendment Act of the Elections of the Council of Representatives Act No. 45 of 2003. Therefore, the Supreme Judicial Council has done the assigned mission under Third Amendment Act of the Elections of the Council of Representatives Act.