Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan

Information for Media

Domestic journalists or members of the international media (and their interpreters) may observe polling, provided they are accredited by the IEC.

Accreditation:

Step 1:

Complete the A01 form. This registers an organization (observer, political party or media) that wishes to observe the election. This form must be submitted to the IEC office with a signed copy of the code of conduct of conduct and a copy of your organization’s registration details.

Organizations should appoint a Liaison Officer who will be the focal point for contact with the IEC.

The IEC will provide a letter of accreditation and an information pack and will invite the Liaison Officer to coordination meetings.

Note: Candidates registered with the IEC when they were nominated. They do not need to register again. However they do need to appoint a Liaison Officer.

Step 2:

Each observer or agent you wish to accredit must fill in form A02. For media it is form A03. Afghans must also provide a photocopy of their voter registration cards.

Step 3:

The Liaison Officer collects the accreditation badges a few days later as directed. Summary procedures manuals and copies of the code of conduct are available for all accredited agents and observers.

Deadlines

After the entity or organization is registered, they may accredit agents, observers or media at any time and not all at once.

  • Deadline for accreditation of organization or entity: 20 March 2014
  • Deadline for accreditation of observers/agents/media representatives: 27 March 2014

Note: Please accredit agents and observers early to take advantage of training opportunities. Accreditation for observers, presidential candidate agents, political parties and media will last until the end of the run off (if required).

Accreditation for observers, presidential candidate agents, political parties and media will last until the end of the run off election.

Questions and Contact

For questions and more detailed information on accreditation please contact:

Mr. Sikandar Dawran IEC Accreditation Officer +93(0)799 156 211 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.