Some 3,000 detainees in U.S. custody voted Wednesday at American detention facilities in Iraq, officials said.

As it did in 2005 elections, the military established voting procedures for some of the "security detainees" held in the country.

Eight polling stations were set up this year, officials said, in partnership with Iraqi officials and the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The voting took place at camps Cropper and Bucca, officials said.

The Iraqi government provided all poll workers, ballots and administrative support. IHEC then provided a list of "authorized detainees" who were allowed to vote.

Election observers monitored the voting process.

There are approximately 15,000 detainees in U.S. custody in Iraq.

Beginning next month, under terms of the security agreement signed in the fall, about 1,500 detainees per month will be transferred to Iraqi custody.

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