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61 Nangarhar polling stations to remain closed on election day

61 Nangarhar polling stations to remain closed on election day

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:40


JALALABAD (Pajhwok): On the presidential election day 396 polling stations out of total 457 would remain open across eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Zabihullah Wagari, head of the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) for Nangarhar, expressed the view during an exlusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said security forces assured him to prevent every kind of incident of insecurity on election day and ensure the security of polling stations.

He, however, said whiel expressing his concerns that 61 polling stations would remain close in Nangarhar due to security threats.

“We have 457 polling stations in Nangarhar, but security official assured to provide security to 396 polling stations and the remaining will be closed on election day,” he said.

According to Wagari, most of the closed polling stations situated in Hesarak and Sherzado districts whiel some were situated in the Naziyano, Achin and Sara Ruod districts.

He said according to the new election rules vote cand be casted in polling station where the registration had taken place.

No registration was conducted in the 61 polling stations therefore there will not not voting even if these facilities remained open on polling day, he said.

Wagari said election related materials which included, ballot paper , biometric divices, ballot boxes and other items would be shifted to the polling stations hours before the launch of polling.

Eighteen candidates have been contesting the September 28 presidential polls.



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