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So far 2.3 million people registered as voters: IEC

So far 2.3 million people registered as voters: IEC

May 21, 2018 - 18:15

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): In more than a month, above 2.3 million people registered themselves across the country to vote in Oct 20 Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon and district council elections, the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) said Monday.

The voter registration process for the upcoming elections has been ongoing since April 14 and the commission has accelerated its efforts at holding free, fair and transparent polls.

According to the IEC information, the voter registration drive would be completed in two phases --- first in cities and the second phase in districts centers and villages.

However, the IEC extended the voter registration deadline for another month both in districts and provinces.

A IEC list, available with Pajhwok Afghan News, shows that till yesterday’s afternoon more than two million and 300,000 people have registered their names at voter registration centers nationwide.

Based on the commission’s information during the past 36 days, 23,18,040 individuals including 1597909 men and 668200 womeninfo-icon were enrolled at voter registration centers.

According to the established list, 51,494 Kuchis and 437 Hindus are among those registered so far.

As fears were raised about stickers on ID cards, the Presidential Palace said those having problem with the sticker can put the sticker on the ID card copy, a decision to which the IEC finally agreed.


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