Fast Facts: Iraqi Elections Timetable
Key steps to come in Iraq's transition to democracy:
July — Conference of prominent Iraqis chooses Interim National Council to advise interim government.
September — Voter registration begins.
By Jan. 31 — Elections for Transitional Government.
Winter/spring — Constitutional convention convenes to draw up permanent charter.
October — Referendum on ratification of proposed constitution.
December — Elections to select constitutionally based government.