The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced Wednesday that it has scrapped the decision to stamp copies of voters identity cards.
The commission said in a statement that it has decided to stamp original identity cards of voters to allow them to cast their votes in the coming elections in the country.
To ensure safety of voters, the commission asks voters to visit the population registration office and get an original copy of their ID cards so that it can be stamped at voter registration centers, the statement said that sent to TOLOnews by an IEC member.
The statement mentions that the IEC is committed to keeping its impartiality and independence and that it will not be impacted by anyone.
This comes after electoral watchdog organizations said on Wednesday that the upcoming elections will face serious problems if government continues to interfere in the Independent Election Commission’s activities.
According to IEC statistics released on Tuesday, over 1,832,791 people have registered so far to vote in the elections.
Of these, 1,277,320 are men, 516,519 are women, 42,730 are Kuchis (Nomads) and 287 are Sikhs.
Kabul, with 656,197, has had the highest turnout of any city so far.