Dr. Abdul Badi Sayat IEC Chairman announced the commencement of VR process in a press conference at IEC HQ office on 14 April 2018. Dr. Sayat added: In accord with the electoral law of Afghanistan the Independent Election Commission is committed to conducting the Wolesi Jirga and District Council elections on 20 October 2018 and will bring reformation in all electoral; hence we are starting the voter registration in 34 provincial capitals to prepare the voter list and connect each voter to a specific polling center.
Joint meeting of IEC, security institutions and election stakeholders conducted on 1st April 2018 at IEC HQ office. The aim of meeting was the adaption of protocol on the recruitment of female searcher for VR centers. Based on this protocol more than ten thousand female searcher have been recruited for security of VR PS. IEC management welcomed the participants and asked security institution and electoral stakeholders to cooperate based on 9th article of election law and decree Afghanistan government.
In accord with the electoral law of Afghanistan the Independent Election Commission is committed to conducting the Wolesi Jirga and District Council elections within 1397 (read 2018-19) and to providing the opportunity of exercising the right to vote to all persons eligible to vote throughout the country. At the same time the Independent Election Commission is committed to bring reforms to the electoral process as per its mandate and with the ultimate goal to ensure democratic, transparent and inclusive elections.
The Independent Election Commission, respecting the provisions of the elections law, is committed to bringing reforms in all different electoral processes. This Commission while taking into consideration the role and importance of the political parties in a democratic system, especially in the electoral process, has continuously endeavored to seek views, opinions and recommendations of the relevant stakeholders in this national process, especially of the political parties.