KABUL - Pajhwok Afghan News has obtained complete information from the Independent Election Commission (IEC) regarding the 102,012 votes cast outside the official polling time.
‘Votes outside the time’ are called for those ballots that have been cast before 7:00am and after 5:00pm on Election Day, September 28, in the polling stations.
In line with the IEC rules and regulations for polling, polling started from 7:00 am on Election Day and continued till 3:00 pm, but the IEC on Election Day extended the polling period for another two hours and announced that voters could cast ballots for their candidate till 5:00 pm.
On October 27, the IEC said that preliminary results of the presidential election would be announced on November 16, but the commission again delayed the date for an indefinite of time on November 14 due to the delays caused by opposition campaigns in boycotting the audit/recount process and blocking the operations in at least seven provinces. (Pajhwok)