The Ministry of Interior (MoI) acting minister, Masoud Andarabi said that about 431 polling centers will be closed on Election Day due to security threats. Additionally, 674 other centers are under serious security threats too.
During a press conference today in Kabul, Andarabi said, of the 5,373 polling centers, 4942 centers will be open on Election Day all across the country.
The acting minister noted that the election materials will be sent to all provinces in coordination with the Independent Election Commission (IEC).
He assured that the security forces have been trying to normalize the security threats. “A joint team of MoI, MoD and NDS have worked on polling centers to be real,” Andarabi said.
Although the acting minister of Interior did not specify in which provinces the number of closed centers are located, he stated that the security forces had taken all security measures to secure the elections using past election experience.
He once again emphasized the impartiality of security forces in the upcoming presidential election, adding that all security forces officials had been instructed not to interfere in the elections under President Ghani’s decree.
While Andarabi announced the security measures for the Election Day, Taliban had previously warned to do their utmost to disrupt the security this election.