Over 3.4 million Afghans register to vote: Report

Kabul: More than 3.4 million people across Afghanistan have registered their names to vote ahead of the October elections, confirmed officials of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC).

Kabul remains at the top of the list in terms of voter turnout, with 956,820 voters.

The IEC has also extended the voter registration process for another ten days.

However, elections monitoring groups and former heads of the IEC have alleged that the election commission does not have credible documents to substantiate as to how many people have genuinely registered.

“The election commission so far has not created a system to show how many people”>people have registered, still there is the database and there is no proper system, what the election commission says is information gathered over the telephone which is not credible,” the report quoted former IEC chief Fazel Ahmad Manavi, as saying.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Afghan CEO Abdullah Abdullah’s office has asked the IEC to step up the process of creating the voter database.
“The commission has enough time to enter all those names who registered into the database,” said the CEO’s deputy spokesman Jawed Faisal. (ANI)