Female Voter Registration Lags in Helmand, Afghanistan

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Female Voter Registration Lags in Helmand, Afghanistan

Getting Afghan women voter cards has proven a challenge for the Independent Election Commission (IEC), which has made female turnout a top priority this election cycle, but southern Helmand province is said to be an especially challenging environment due to strict traditional values and the lack of female registration employees.

With the end of village voter registration this past Monday, the IEC's registration process enters a new stage in which those who wish to get voter cards will have to take it upon themselves to travel to provincial capitals to visit Commission offices.

We invite you to read the full article published November 13, 2013

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