Kabul, Afghanistan, 02 April 2014 - Taking note of provisions of the Constitution and Electoral Law, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) is responsible for administering and supervising electoral process in the country. Considering this, the Commission has always tried its best to provide the necessary facilities for the purpose of participation of countrymen in electoral process as a candidate or/and a voter. The Commission started the voter registration process on May 26, 2013 and the process was completed in two phases by the Commission.
In accordance with the plan, the first phase of this process was conducted at provincial levels for a period of 2 months and 15 days. The second phase of the process was conducted at district levels for a period of 4 months and 15 days, started from July 27 to Dec 10, 2013 with an extension and creating mobile voter registration teams. It is worth mentioning that as per plan the voter registration process shall have ended two weeks ahead of E-day, but keeping in mind the ruminations of the Commission and number of the applicants in voter registration centers, the process was extended by the Commission and decided that it will end 72 hours prior to E-day. Today (Mar 02, 2014) is the end of voter registration process meaning 72 hours before E-day. Within this period, 3808556 eligible voters were registered, out of which 2488526 are males and 1320030 are females and 29469 Kuchis, males 21339, females 8130.
Additionally, the Commission for the purpose of guaranteeing further transparency in the electoral process, issued credentials to 67 national observer organizations, 16 international observer organizations, 71 national media, 45 international media, 31 political parties, 7 presidential candidates, and 1817 provincial candidates and as whole more than 265000 observers, agents and reporters received IDs from the Commission.
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