The Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) office in Kunduz said that from a total 220 voter registration centers, 120 of them have remained closed in the province due to security threats.
Head of the commission in Kunduz, Rasul Omar, said three districts including Qala-e-Zal, Kalbad and Gul Tapa have no voter registration center.
“At least 120 voter registration centers are closed in Kunduz. We have shared this with security agencies to launch military operations for ensuring the safety of those areas and for opening the centers,” he added.
Kunduz residents meanwhile called on government to keep all voter registration centers open in Kunduz so that they can vote in the upcoming elections in the country.
“I registered to vote in upcoming elections,” Ali, a resident of Kunduz, said.
“We call on government to remove problems faced by voter registration process in Kunduz province,” said Mirwais, a resident of the province.
Kunduz police said government forces are ready to launch military operations in areas under security threats.
“We are fully prepared for operations in areas under high security threats. We will launch military operations in those areas after demand from local residents,” said Enamuddin Rahmani, spokesman for Kunduz Police Headquarters.
The IEC statistics show that more than 4.2 million people have registered to vote since the beginning of the process in mid-April.