The Electoral Complaints Commission is responsible for adjudicating challenges to candidates and complaints about the electoral process. The ECC is a permanent institution which is established based on the Electoral Law.
Challenges or complaints can be submitted at the headquarters in Kabul or any of the provincial offices. In addition, each provincial office and the ECC itself has the power to investigate a matter on its own initiative, i.e. without first receiving a complaint.
The ECC derives its mandate from Electoral Law.