Voter Registration started on May 26, 2013
On December 10th 2013 the first coordination meeting between Independent Election Commission-IEC and Presidential Candidates for 2014 election was held in intercontinental hotel. The IEC members, Management and 8 presidential candidates out of 11 had participated along with their VP and campaign managers and the three who didn’t show up was presented by their VP candidates and campaign managers and liaison officers with IEC.
Based on the electoral timeline announced by the Independent Election Commission (IEC), a 21-day candidate registration period - 16 September to 6 October, 2013 was established for the forthcoming Presidential and Provincial Council Elections. At the conclusion of the candidate registration process, 26 applicants (including 1 female) were registered with the Commission for presidential elections and 3,057 applicants(including 323 females)were registered for the provincial council elections.
USD 16.7 Million Assistance from Government of Japan for Provision of Ballot Papers, Other Election Materials
Kabul, 12/11/2013 - Japan today extended a grant to the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) in support of free, fair and credible elections and a more responsive democracy, following the signing of a US$ 16.7 million agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), at the IEC headquarters in Kabul.
Based on the electoral timeline announced by the Independent Election Commission (IEC), a 21-day candidate registration period - 16 September to 6 October, 2013 was established for the forthcoming Presidential and Provincial Council Elections. At the conclusion of the candidate registration process, 26 applicants including 1 female were registered with the Commission for presidential elections and 3056 applicants including 323 female were registered for the provincial council elections.
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) implemented the candidate registration process for forthcoming Presidential and Provincial Councils Elections from 16 September to 6 October 2013 as planned. The IEC is currently verifying the documents submitted by the candidates. Following the completion of verification process the preliminary list of candidates is going to be released on 19 October.
The IEC organised a Gender and Elections group meeting on the 25th of September 2013. The department heads of the IE made presentations on the IEC’s Election Operation Plan, Candidate Nomination, status of female candidates registration, voter registration processes and participation of female voters, the public outreach efforts, and gender related activities of the IEC Gender Unit.
The Independent Election Commission has been established as an independent and impartial organization under article 156 of the Afghan Constitution in order to administer and supervise every kind of elections. The Commission, based on provisions of the laws, is obliged to provide facilities for participation of all eligible voters in elections in the country.