Preliminary results are days away. All the campaigns have complained of fraud.
About 11 percent fewer polling places opened than Afghanistan estimated it needed. Provinces expected to vote for President Hamid Karzai had the most problems. Could it tip the election?
Voting today will test the legitimacy of the government and the credibility of the international counterinsurgency strategy.
Their roles as canvassers, voters, even candidates in the Aug. 20 election highlight some of the gains – and remaining challenges – facing women as the country moves toward democracy.
Reports of widespread irregularities are pouring in as Western officials scramble to lower expectations ahead of Thursday's presidential vote.
Attacks are up 50 percent during the past 10 days. Coalition forces have set up a 'tiered' security plan at polling places.
On eve of presidential vote, the ethnic Uzbek fighter, who's been in exile, rallied his base to support struggling President Hamid Karzai. Some say the move undermines a new, more democratic brand of politics.