Figures on suspect ballots in Paktika incorrect
SHARANA (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) on Friday said the media had been released incorrect figures about the quarantined ballot boxes and invalidated votes in southeastern Paktia province.
Two days back, IECC commissioner Abdul Hamid Malang in Paktika had committed a mistake in figures released to the media, IECC commissioner Muhammad Khan Abid told Pajhwok Afghan News.
“Malang told the media that ballot boxes of 183 polling centres are quarantined and votes cast at 12 polling centers invalidated,” Abid recalled.
Correcting the figures, Abid said they had quarantined ballot boxes of 114 polling stations and invalidated votes of nine centres.
Much of the votes canceled belonged polling centres in Waza Khwa, Urgun, Khushamand and Wor Mamay districts, he added.
He said they would recount the suspect ballots on Friday (today) in the presence of observers before releasing results.
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