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.
As you are aware, based on the 2014 presidential and provincial council elections’ timeline, the IEC published the final list of the presidential and provincial council elections on November 20, 2013. The next phase after publishing the final list is the electoral campaign phase.
On 17th of February 2014, 4th Coordination Meeting condacted with Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Civil sciety Organization with hosting of Independent Human Rights Commission sub office, the meeting started with recitation of Holy Quran and followed with the speech of Head of AIHRC And after this Mr. Mohammad Farid Afghanzai the Head of information & External Relations Dept. talked about update of Election process. In this meeting CSOs, Representative of UNMA, Representative of Canada Embassy, Representative of Denmark Embassy participated. The meeting end by decide about the next meeting date and time.
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.