On Saturday the IEC, in a meeting with representatives of the electoral campaigns and election observers decided to change the original data entry system to a new version.
Previously, the transfer of data from the biometric devices was being carried out to the main server through Wi-Fi. However, this system was too slow.
Now, the IEC has decided to install memory cards in each of the biometric devices to transfer the data to computers.
“We reached an agreement to use this method for data entry and then we will transfer all the votes to the main data center,” said Habiburrahman Nang, head of the IEC secretariat.
But critics say that such a move would pave the way for more technical problems.
“After undertaking the test phase, they (IEC) will work on a specific procedure and views of election campaigns will be taken into account as well,” said Daud Sultanzoi, a member of President Ashraf Ghani’s campaign.
“The system should change from the Wi-Fi system to a cable system, all computers are supposed to be clean, there should be no operating system on them, and the operating system should be installed in the presence of the observers,” said Noor Rahman Akhlaqi, a member of Abdullah Abdullah team.