Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan

Voter Registration

The voter registration is one of the steps of the election process, which allows the above 18 years old of Afghan Population in the country to obtain the voting cards.

There are 16,783,349 voters registered in the last four phases of 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008/09.

In 2010, 377,197 voters were registered in all thirty four provinces of Afghanistan during a period of two months between 22 Jawza and 21 Asad (12 June until the 12th of August).

Who can register?

Voter registration exercises are intended to cater to those citizens who:

  • Have become eligible to vote/reached the age of 18;
  • Are eligible voters who have lost their previous voting card;
  • Are Afghan citizens who arrived in the country;
  • Have transferred from one constituency to another;
  • Were previously not registered as voters.

How to register

The IEC will announce further voter registration exercises as they are scheduled.

In order to register, all eligible voters must present themselves in person to an IEC voter registration location. They must present identification, which may include the following:

  • Tazkera; government employee identification; national passport; driving license; UNHCR Afghan Return Form; Afghan Residence Card (From Pakistan or Iran); Confirmation paper from Wakil (Head of Guzar) or Malik (Head of Village) certifying the applicant is an Afghan citizen and indicating his/her name, father’s name, grandfather’s name, date of birth and present address.