• publish: 15 October 2019
  • time: 11:25 am
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IEC:

85% biometric data processed, 1.7m votes so far

The Election Commission is set to announce the preliminary results of the election within five days.

The Independent Election Commission on Monday released new figures, saying that data from approximately 23,000 biometric devices (85% of total), has been transferred to the national data center and that the current vote count from this data is 1,773,778.

IEC chief Hawa Alam Nuristani said the votes from another 3,980 polling sites have yet to be processed.

IEC members pledged that all result sheets will be processed in the main data center by the end the day.

The commission has so far managed to transfer the data from 22,588 biometric devices to its main server.

“1,773,778 votes come from 22,588 polling sites, another 3,900 sites are remaining and they are under process now, the statistics released today are not final,” said IEC commissioner Rahima Zarifi.

“Up to 25,560 results sheets have been filtered. Up to 25,522 result sheets have been registered within the national data center. Another 87 result sheets are under investigation,” said IEC chief Hawa Alam Nuristani.

The Election Commission is set to announce the preliminary results of the election within five days.

But some IEC members are skeptical about the commission’s ability to meet the deadline, given the slow pace of the commission so far.

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