Over 9 million voters registered for upcoming elections

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) officials on Wednesday said more than nine million people have registered their names for the upcoming parliamentary and districts councils elections.

IEC spokesman Syed Hafizullah Hashemi told reporters that 9,072,208 people have been registered for the upcoming parliamentary and districts councils elections.

Mr. Hashemi further added that women form around 34 per cent of the voters who have obtained voter cards while men form 64 per cent of the voters.

He also added that around 173,000 Nomads and 583 Hindu/Sikh nationals of the country have obtained voter cards for the upcoming elections.

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MoI takes new measures against armored vehicles in Kabul

The Interior Ministry has taken new measures against the armored vehicles in the capital Kabul, following the militant attack on its compound on May 30.  

The Ministry spokesman Najib Danish on Thursday stressed that the individuals who own armored vehicles should registered them at the earliest possible time, “otherwise will face legal actions.”

The official, meanwhile, said that those government officials who use police’s vehicles out of MoI setup, should bring them back to the ministry.

“If they don’t handover the vehicles at the earliest possible time, they will be referred to judiciary institutions,” he warned.  

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Candidate registration for upcoming elections to begin on Saturday

Registration of candidates for parliamentary and district council elections will begin on Saturday (May 26), the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced Thursday.

According to IEC, the registration process would begin in two days and continue until June 12 across the country.

Afghan citizen, who is 25 or over, can register his name and contest the legislative polls. Moreover, the candidates should bear 1,000 followers; education plays no role in their candidacy status.

“No one can get official candidacy status before announcement of the final list of candidates by the election commission,” said Hafizullah Hashimi, a member of the IEC.

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