Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan

Electoral System

An electoral system is the means by which voters make a choice between options, often in an election or on a policy referendum.

According to IFES, “an electoral system contains rules for valid voting, and how votes are counted and aggregated to yield a final result.”

Dedicated institutions implement the electoral system of each country. In Afghanistan, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) is mandated to carry out elections throughout the country.

The IEC implements all kinds of elections called for in Constitution and the Electoral Law. The followings are types of election in Afghanistan:

  • Presidential Elections
  • Parliamentary Elections
  • Provincial Council Elections
  • District Council Elections
  • Mayoral Elections
  • Municipal Elections
  • Village Council Elections

For more information about electoral systems in Afghanistan, please see the Electoral Law.