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.
Candidate nomination process for 2019 Presidential Election has been successfully completed on the 20 January 2019. Based on IEC records, 70 potential candidates have received the registration kit at the candidate nomination center, set at IEC HQ office. Among them, 20 citizens applied to run as presidential candidate in 2019 elections.
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.
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.