Why are Afghans voting in 2014?

A sample of reasons given during interviews in Kabul and Nangarhar provinces of why Afghans are voting:

  • “I want my vote to counter the fraudulent votes”
  • Islamic or moral duty
  • Show the world that Afghanistan is a democracy
  • Support their favorite candidate
  • Show the strength of youth in their area
  • Payment or other economic incentives
  • Demonstrate the power of their region, ethnicity, tribe

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