So far, 1,392,321 Afghans have now registered to vote in the eight regional centres. This includes 1,008,439 men and 383,882 women or 72 percent men to 28 percent women. This shows a consistent, gradual increase in the number of women who are registering.
Today, 13 March, three male registration teams and one female team are due to be at Kabul University with the purpose of registering approximately 1,200 eligible voters among administrative staff and faculty members.
The registration teams will be situated at the Library of the Faculty of Medicine and the University Library from 9:30am to 12:30 and from 1:30 to 4:00pm. Dr. Farooq Wardak, Director of the JEMB (Joint Electoral Management Body) Secretariat will deliver a speech in the University Library at 10:00am, which will be followed by an address by the Chancellor of the University, Mr. Mohamed Akbar Popal.
Civic education teams will be in place to distribute materials, explain the procedure and answer any questions from the audience.
Saturday, 13 March 2004
Reported by: Anis & Erada dailies