IECC registers over 1,900 complaints on Afghan presidential polls

Afghanistan’s Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) says that it has registered over 1,900 complaints about the 2019 presidential polls held on Saturday, September 28.

Mohammad Reza Fayyaz, deputy spokesperson for the IECC, told Kabul Now that most likely the commission would hear more complaints until tomorrow afternoon.   

Without providing details on the classification of the complaints, the IECC official said that most of the complaints are about voters’ list and biometric devices.

Zohra Bayan Shinwari, head for the IECC, while briefing journalists, stressed that the IECC would try its best to address the complaints with honesty, impartiality, and in line with the law and endorsed procedures.

Amid high security threats, Afghanistan held its fourth presidential polls in a relatively secure environment.

Based on initial reports, the turnout was very low while nine million Afghans had registered to vote in the polls.