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IEC to Use Best Electronic Method in Upcoming Elections

(Last Updated On: May 13, 2017)

hack-the-vote-624x351Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC) is bargaining with the government and the International Community to use the best electronic method in the upcoming elections.

IEC secretariat head, Imam Muhammad Warimach said, “using the technologies of India, South Korea and United States are the three options that we have and we are evaluating to use one of it.”

Warimach said providing the security of polling stations and budget are the two key pre-conditions for holding the parliamentary election in the current year. “Time-consuming of coordination and lack of budget are the reason for the delay and we are waiting for the next two options to continue our works.”

Electoral observing and monitoring institutions say public trust must be restored before going to the polling stations that people can participate for voting.

Head of the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) Yousuf Rashid said, “illiteracy is in a high level in the country and people may cannot use the new system and it provides fraud opportunities.”

Sources told Ariananews that the best option for holding the upcoming elections is the European method for the electronic technology.

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