2 different indelible inks to be used in polls: IEC
KABUL (PAN): Two different indelible inks would be used in next year’s landmark presidential elections in order to prevent electoral fraud such as multiple voting, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Monday.
IEC officials, who held a meeting in Kabul, assured the stains to be applied on voters’ forefingers would not be possible to wash off in a week’s time.
IEC Secretary Ziaulhaq Amarkhail said one of the inks could be clearly seen with eyes, but the second could be seen only when a special sensitive torch shed light on it.
He added each voter would be examined carefully by IEC officials to avoid merry-go-round voting.
The IEC was widely criticised in the 2004 elections when many claimed they had been able to easily wash off the ink.
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