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IEC Close to Finalize Biometric System for Election Day

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Sunday September 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Saturday that it is working on the biometric system and has been dealing with a German company, the remarks came a day after that Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said an agreement had been reached on the use of a biometric system in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
“The issue which is being worked on is the use of a biometric system on October 20 (Election Day). Our assessments have been completed by up to 70 percent, but there are still questions in this regard. We hope that we can find answers for them,” said Hafizullah Hashemi, the IEC spokesman. He said they will announce a final decision after consultations with political parties. Hashemi said the IEC had agreed with a German company to provide the biometric system for elections. He said the company is a well-established company with many years of experience in supplying biometric systems around the world. He said the biometric units would be installed at more than 5,000 polling centers across the country on Election Day. Parliamentary elections have been scheduled for October 20.
 

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