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Vote recounting process in Balkh completed

Vote recounting process in Balkh completed

Apr 23, 2014 - 14:23

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday said recount process of the April 5 election votes in northern Balkh province completed while the votes of three ballot boxes invalidated.

Provincial IECC chief Mohammad Anabi told Pajhwok Afghan News the recounting process of votes in 27 polling centres was started last week which had been completed.

He said 16 of the polling centres were quarantined in the wake of complaints while 11 others were ordered by the IECC main office to be quarantined for review.

Most of the quarantined ballot boxes were from Mazar-I-Sharif, the provincial capital and Zaree, Chamtal and Charbolak districts of the province. The ballot boxes have recounted due to technical problems but there was less chance of invalidating them.

“Some of the boxes did not had result sheets while some of them had their seals broken. Some other ballot boxes had lack of stamps,” he said, adding the reviewed report of the ballot boxes have sent to the main office for final decision.

Ballot boxes of those centers have cancelled where the voting process was continued when the official time was expired, he concluded.




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