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Polling Stations: Vancouver and Election Commission

polling stations: On the eve of the balloting, voting in Kandahar province was postponed for a week, following a deadly attack there Thursday that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including its powerful police chief, according to Vancouver Courier. The Taliban claimed responsibility.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver election 2018 live blog Kennedy Stewart elected mayor of Vancouver Vancouver will not have a woman as mayor again Vancouver independents fail to make inroads on council, park and school board Besides the security challenges, there have also been concerns over the transparency of the vote and for the first time, the election commission has equipped polling stations with biometric identification systems. The vote comes amid a particularly vicious campaign by the Taliban and the Islamic State group, which have been staging near-daily attacks. Here is a look at the elections, the figures and key issues in the vote HOW MANY SEATS, HOW MANY CANDIDATES AND POLLING STATIONS There are 2,565 candidates vying for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament, including 417 women candidates. Of those, the elections commission says as many as 11,667 polling stations are reserved for men and 7,429 for women, while 46 will serve Afghan nomads, known as Kochis, and 22 will serve minority Sikhs and Hindus. Voters will be able to cast ballots at more than 19,000 polling stations in 33 provinces. ( As reported in the news.