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2 different indelible inks to be used in polls: IEC

2 different indelible inks to be used in polls: IEC

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Dec 09, 2013 - 18:42

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): 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 (IECinfo-icon) 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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