Tenth Report on the Observation of the Voter Registration Process
The security condition had negative impact on voters’ registration process. The observation reports of FEFA show that in a number of provinces, people were discouraged from participating in the process due to security threats. In Paktia province 3 bombs exploded near the voter registration center which had negative impact on people and discouraged them from participating in the process. In Samkanay district of Paktia province conflicts raised among two tribes on a person who wanted to receive voting card from a voter registration center that was not belong to their district. The issue caused closure of the voter registration center for several minutes. In Arghandab district of Kandahar province all equipment of the voter registration center were robbed by unknown people. Explosion of a bomb had negative impact on people in Nangarhar province. In Bakwa district of Farah province gunfire among insurgents and government forces had negative impacts on people of that district and discouraged them from participating in the process. Similarly in Logar province insurgents advertised that participating in election and receiving voting card is unlawful. This threat had negative on people and decreased the level of people participation in the voter registration process. Likewise in Baghlan province a bomb exploded in Pul-Khumri that as a result discouraged people from participating in the voter registration process. However occurrence of mentioned events didn’t cause closure of the voter registration centers but reduced the level of people participation.
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