October 23, 2014

Afghan election commission extends poll timing by an hour

By Ghanizada - Sat Apr 05 2014, 2:17 pm

IEC chief NuristaniThe independent election commission of Afghanistan (IEC) extended the voting time by another one hour due to bad weather conditions and more participation of voters.

IEC chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani said only 211 polling stations remained close due to security threats while 6,212 polling stations were open across the country.

Nuristani further added that more contingency ballots will be mobilized in the polling stations which are out of ballots.

He said the voting time will possibly be further extended if the voters could not cast their votes by 5:00 pm.

Nuristani also praised the Afghan national security forces for ensuring better security for the polling stations across the country.

The majority of the polling stations opened at 7 am amid tight security precautions with long lines of voters seen on the streets queued in cool damp weather before the start of the ballot in Kabul.

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  1. Its really good to see that the people of Afghanistan has come forward and cast their vote defying the coward talibans. The people of this beautiful country and its people has suffered enough. I really get sad when I see the children of Afghanistan. Their childhood has been destroyed by these moron talibans. So I appeal to the Afghani people to come forward and help each other in building a new and prosporous nation once again. BEST OF LUCK.

    1. Thank you for your support!

  2. Thank you for your support!

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