Kabul, Afghanistan, 19 April 2014 – According to reports from the Independent Election Commission (IEC) National Tally Center, results of 5,972 polling centers have been received from all provinces, and are currently being processed.
With regard to movement of electoral materials and Tamper Evident Bags, movement of the materials from all polling stations throughout the country to provincial offices and also movement of TEBs containing result forms of polling stations to the National Tally Center in Kabul are securely and successfully going on.
The IEC, in accordance with its pre-planned activities began the polling process on Apr 05, 2014 (Saturday) at 07: 00 AM across the country that shall have continued till 04: 00 PM, but considering the situation, the IEC decided to extend it till 05: 00 PM. The IEC officially announced 05: 00 PM the end of polling process and started vote counting. The Commission is really pleased that dear countrymen took their steps with great zest and zeal towards ballot boxes and very actively partook in determination of their country’s destiny.
Taking note of provisions of the Constitution and Electoral Law, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) is responsible for administering and supervising electoral process in the country. Considering this, the Commission has always tried its best to provide the necessary facilities for the purpose of participation of countrymen in electoral process as a candidate or/and a voter. The Commission started the voter registration process on May 26, 2013 and the process was completed in two phases by the Commission.
A Coordination meeting on Election Public Outreach and Election Observation conducted on 19th March 2014 at Kabul Star Hotel for all accredited Civil Society Organizations and IEC stakeholders with presence of IEC Chairman, CEO and heads of dept. The meeting opened with comprehensive speech of IEC Chairman Mr. Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani on impartiality of election, following the agenda Mr. Ziaulhaq Amarkhil IEC CEO provided update on election operation and Mr. Farida Afghanzai Head of ERL added some information on election observation. The meeting ended with open discussion in over all issues of upcoming presidential and provincial council elections.
Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) conducted a coordination meeting on Election and Observation with the civil society organization and Stakeholders by hosting free& fair election foundation of Afghanistan)FEFA) On Monday 3th March, 2014. The meeting garnished with recitation of Holy Quran.
Mr. Mohammad Nayem asghary head of FEFA organization had speech about activities and Progress of their organization about election. Continuously Mr. Mohammad Farid Afghanzai the Head of information & External Relations Dept talked about update of observers Election process. The meeting ended with open discussion and next meeting date and time setting.
Independent Election Commission (IEC) conducted coordination meeting with one representative and finance officer of 2014 presidential Candidates on 24 of February 2014 in Khana-e- Khurshid Hotel, in this meeting first Mr. Mohammad Farid Afghanzai Head of information and External relation Dept. talked about observation of election process and then Mr. Khalid Orya Head of legal Dept. gave the information about finance report of 2014 presidential Candidates.