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IEC met with Security and Defense Organizations

10 Apr 2019 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

On 28 March 2019, IEC met with Security and Defense Organizations as well as Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Defense (MoD), Ministry of Women Affairs (MWA) and Ministry of Finance to discuss their commitment for upcoming elections and to sign a joint directive. During the meeting, national stakeholders discussed on security of the elections in all phases, including VR process, movement of material and the security of candidates.

IEC Chair met with US Deputy Chief of Mission

IEC Chair met with US Deputy Chief of Mission

10 Apr 2019 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

On24 March 2019, Mrs. Hawa Alam Nuristani, IEC Chair met with Mrs. Karen Decker, Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, at IEC HQ. IEC Chair provided comprehensive update on the upcoming elections and the recent IEC decision on elections date and timeline. The US Deputy Chief of Mission expressed appreciation for IEC decision and stated that the international community is ready to cooperate and support technically and financially upcoming elections.

IEC Met with FEFA

IEC Met with FEFA

10 Apr 2019 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

On 26 March 2019, IEC leadership met with ‘Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan’ (FEFA) to discuss on reforms and preparation for upcoming elections. During the meeting, IEC provided an update on IEC reforms plan, provision of policies, access to information, independency and stability of the organization, and other elections related subjects.

IEC Coordination Meeting

00 0000 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

On 11 March 2019, IEC held a coordination meeting with IEC CEO, Deputies CEO and IEC Heads of directorates. The meeting was the occasion for IEC secretariat to brief newly appointed IEC Commissioners on their activities and plans for the upcoming elections, as well as to share their suggestions with IEC leadership. The latter reiterates its commitment to address shortcomings faced during last WJ elections.  

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Candidate preliminary list

24 Feb 2019 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

IEC checked out and verified the documents of all potential presidential candidates of 2019 Presidential Election and announces that eighteen presidential candidates have found way to the preliminary list. In accordance with the Constitution and Article 38 of the Electoral Law, the potential candidate completed the imposed conditions and requirements and there was no problem in their documents.

Joint Press Release of the Electoral Commissions on Validating the Votes of People in the October 20, 2018 Elections

31 Oct 2018 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

The electoral commissions, while acknowledging the extensive participation of people in elections, are committed to observance of law and protection of votes of the people as a trust. Given the status quo of the country and considering some of the irregularities during the E Day, a great deal of complaints have been received by the commissions in relation to negligence, violation and electoral crimes.

IEC initiated the shortlisting process of applicants for Chief Electoral Officer- CEO

IEC initiated the shortlisting process of applicants for Chief Electoral Officer- CEO

16 Apr 2018 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

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.

28 Political Parties Announced their Support from Electoral Process

28 Political Parties Announced their Support from Electoral Process

16 Apr 2018 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

IEC management met 28 political parties’ director and representatives at IEC HQ office on 13th March 2018. Representative of political parties committed for cooperation and added that we 28 official and registered political parties within the ministry of justice are pursuing for conducting transparent election without frauds as IEC do all effort on it. The representatives also said that political parties and IEC have mutual views on conducting elections, public awareness, monitoring election and systematic changes.

Designing, printing and delivery of VR materials

Designing, printing and delivery of VR materials

16 Apr 2018 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan intent to contact a free and fair election in all over the country. As you are aware that IEC has all the technical preparation for contacting upcoming election and voter registry process which will happening within one month. All sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials (VR stationary, VR books and training books) based on plan have been designed, sent for printing and delivery to the IEC HQ office ware houses.

Joint meeting of IEC management, security institutions and election stakeholders

Joint meeting of IEC management, security institutions and election stakeholders

16 Apr 2018 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

Joint meeting of IEC, security institutions and election stakeholders contacted on 25th March 2018 at IEC HQ office. Dr. Abdul Badi Sayat Chairman of IEC welcomed the guests and showed their concerns regarding the security of polling stations and delivery of electoral material; therefore the committee will arrange the meeting once a week for better cooperation to share their plan, notify and solve any raised difficulties.

All VR Necessary Training Materials have been Prepared

All VR Necessary Training Materials have been Prepared

16 Apr 2018 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

All VR process training material have been stocked in IEC HQ office ware house and based on pre made plan and needs of each provinces the materials have been packed and might start delivery from IEC HQ office to regions and provinces at end of the week. Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan as of the 6th article of Electoral Law made decision to conduct VR and prepare the VR list based on Tazkira (National ID Card) and connect each voter to one polling center.

Arranged Security Meeting for Voter Registration Process

Arranged Security Meeting for Voter Registration Process

16 Apr 2018 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

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.

Press Release of the IEC Change of Election date

Press Release of the IEC Change of Election date

16 Apr 2018 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

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.

Commencement of Voter Registration first phase at the provincial capitals

Commencement of Voter Registration first phase at the provincial capitals

16 Apr 2018 Independent Election Commission (IEC) Independent Election Commission (IEC)

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.