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Efforts to Combat Fake Voter IDs
The Afghan authorities are taking steps to combat the suspected widespread use of fake voter registration cards in the September 18 polls, said an election official.
Hundreds of thousands of counterfeit cards have reportedly been printed, but Noor Mohammad Noor, spokesman for the Independent Election Commission, said that they can easily be detected.
“We have seen samples of these fake cards and they are easily distinguishable,” said Noor, noting that they lacked proper registration numbers.
Afghan police and security forces are investigating the sources of the bogus cards and election workers have been trained to deal with the problem.
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