The IEC has announced the election date for parliamentary and district council elections – 7 July 2018.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday afternoon, IEC chief Najibullah Ahmadzai said work is underway to ensure a free and fair election.
Ahmadzai said the IEC has learnt much from past elections and that because of the war there are problems.
He said however, that government needs to focus on vulnerable areas in order to hold successful elections.
He also called on the nation to cooperate with the IEC regarding the election process, including with the voter registration process.
The IEC chief said they had been assured about the election budget and security.
He also said no interference will be allowed and that preparations across the board are being conducted to hold the polls.