IEC management initiated the shortlisting process of (29) applicants for vacant position of Chief Electoral Officer- CEO on 12th March 2018 at IEC HQ office with presence of observer and international community representatives. Based on the article 22 and 12 of electoral law IEC management will select three eligible candidates for the position of CEO and will submit the documents to government for appointing one from these three candidates as IEC Chief Electoral Officer.
The first Election Task Force Committee meeting conducted at IEC HQ office on 5th March 2018. The committee is consist of security institution , ministry of finance, Haj and Islamic Affairs, education, higher education, the central statistics organization, population registration department, IDLG, and other Electoral stakeholders who are involve in electoral process. IEC management welcomed the participants and believes that cooperation of the committee has vital role on the related issues, as well as based on 4th article of Election Law IEC listed its basic needs from committee.
Economy Minister Dr. Mustafa Mastor met IEC management and discussed on the criteria of good government and elections today 27th February 2018. IEC management indicates on their technical preparation for conducting of upcoming elections and added that there are some issues like specifying administrative and population for conducting of district elections and security situation within the districts.
MOU has been signed between UNDP and Japan embassy with presence of IEC Chairman at Japan embassy in Kabul for support of electoral process on 21 February 2018. Dr. Abdul Badi Sayad Chairman of IEC as of his presence in the ceremony appreciates always cooperation of Japan and specially thanked for $1.13 million financial support for electoral process.