92 ballot boxes quarantined; 11 officials fined
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 92 ballot boxes have been quarantined and 11 officials including two provincial council candidates and nine Independent Election Commission (IEC) workers fined on charges of elections fraud in northeastern Kunduz province, an official said Sunday.
Sibghatullah Wafai, regional Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News 92 ballot boxes from 21 polling centers in Kunduz city and five other districts were quarantined.
He said the IECC workers had started recounting in presence of election observers and the result of the review would be published later.
He said it was expected 14 more polling centers belonging to Chahar Dara, Imam Sahib, Khan Abad, Ali Abad and Dasht-I-Archi districts would also be quarantined in the days to come.
Sixty complaints in line with April 5 elections have been recorded, with 35 of them stood in B and C categories which would be addressed while complaints with regard of A categories remained unresolved, the IECC chief added.
He said two of the provincial candidates with one of them posted his campaign poster in 15 meters distance to the polling center and another directed his two supporters to enter a polling center without authority letter.
He said nine of the IEC staffers were fined 20,000 afghanis on charges of irregularities and other anomalies.
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