IEC

229, 000 people Register To Vote As ‘Reinforcement’ Phase Ends

Statistics by the Independent Election Commission show that much more than 229,000 people registered to vote in the reinforcement registration process for the upcoming presidential elections which carried on for 21 days from June 8-29.

The statistics who that nearly 138,000 registered to vote at the time of the process.

The process will certainly continue for just one more week in the central province of Ghazni in order to ensure that nobody is deprived of voting in the unsafe part of the country.

It had been a reinforcement for the previous voter registration process conducted this past year in July ahead of the October parliamentary elections in which nine million people registered to vote, including three million women.

The head of the IEC secretariat, Habib-Ur-Rahman Nang explained the method successful.

“Overall, the process was very good. Threats were low, however few election materials were burnt in Badghis province after an attack by armed men… Two other incidents happened in Logar and Ghazni. However overall, the issues and incidents were low. We thank the security and safety forces for a better management of the security of the process,” he claimed.

The presidential elections are scheduled for September 28.

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