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PAN, June 17, 2014

Afghan election watchdog receives 2,556 complaints

Meddling by security forces in the election process, low quality ink in some areas, threats by candidate supporters, ballot stuffing, under-age voting, taking ballot boxes to private houses

By Azizullah Hamdard

The Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday said 2,556 objections, most of them against election workers in the run-off vote, had been lodged.

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said 15 individuals had cast 15,000 votes in favour of a specific candidate in northern Balkh province.
Regional IEC chief, Izzatullah Arman told Pajhwok Afghan News former commanders, warlords and a number of provincial council members were involved in widespread fraud in parts of Balkh.
PAN, Jun. 16, 2014

The deadline for filing complaints expired today, IECC spokesman Nader Mohseni told a news conference in Kabul. He said 991 complaints were lodged against election employees.

As many as 664 complaints were filed against Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and 507 against Dr. Ashraf Ghani, he said. The complaints were recorded in all 34 provinces.

Mohseni said 507 additional complaints were lodged against government officials including governors, provincial police chiefs and district heads.

He added 514 complaints were filed in Kabul, 115 in Kandahar, 113 in Kunduz, 104 in Herat, nine in Logar, eight in Paktika, seven in Helmand and six in Kunar provinces.

Meddling by security forces in the election process, low quality ink in some areas, threats by candidate supporters, ballot stuffing, under-age voting, taking ballot boxes to private houses and fire by irresponsible armed men are among the complaints.

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