U.S., German Troops Assist With Afghan Ballots

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A German soldiers moves ballot boxes from Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan's Balkh province, July 18, 2014, to prepare for a flight to Kabul, where they will be part of a second-round audit for the presidential election. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Mark St.Clair
  • Mohibullah Quraishy, left, and Firoz Ar-Salan, each representing different election teams, look over palletized ballot boxes on an International Security Assistance Force airfield in Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan's Balkh province, July 18, 2014.  U.S. Army photo by master Sgt. Mark St.Clair
  • Crews (not pictured) offload boxes of Afghan second-round presidential election ballots from Mazar-e-Sharif at Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, July 18, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Mark St.Clair
  • U.S. Army Maj. Landry, second from right, reads a protocol for transporting ballot boxes to the representatives of each presidential party at Charikar in Afghanistan's Parwan province, July 22, 2014. Landry is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment. The protocol requires Afghan workers to inventory the boxes and drive them to Bagram Airfield, where the workers will palletize them for transport to Kabul with representatives from each party. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen
  • A U.S. soldier provides security as Afghan workers unload ballot boxes for inventory in Charikar in Afghanistan's Parwan province, July 22, 2014. Workers inventory the boxes before and after transportation to inspect for damage. The inventory also includes checking the serial numbers as part of the process to account for all ballot boxes. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen
  • Afghan workers handle ballot boxes while U.S. Maj. Landry, center, documents their serial numbers to account for each box in Charikar in Afghanistan's Parwan province, July 22, 2014. Landry is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen
  • Afghan workers unload ballot boxes for inventory in Charikar in Afghanistan's Parwan province, July 22, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen
  • U.S. soldiers observe Afghan workers unload ballot boxes for a second inventory in a hangar on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, July 22, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen
  • U.S. service members observe an Afghan worker unload ballot boxes from his delivery truck in a hangar on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, July 22, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen
  • Sealed ballot boxes show a label with a serial number to enable workers to track and account for them during transport to Kabul, Afghanistan, July 22, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen