Latest news
Thumbnail

IEC Chief Calls On Public To Support The Election Commission

The Independent Election Chief Gulajan Abdulbadi Sayyad on Wednesday called on the public, political parties and civil society to stand by the commission and support them in their endeavors to roll out parliamentary and district council elections this year. 
 
“The commission is committed to holding a clear election and people's votes are safe with us, and whoever wins and has the people’s vote with them, will be declared as the winners in all councils, and no ones vote will be betrayed,” Sayyad said.
 
Sayyad, addressing the National Election Forum in Kabul, called on the political parties to stand by the commission and share their plans with the commission in order to ensure transparent and fair parliamentary and district council elections. 
  
“Our strength is civil society, political parties and the media, and our request from the political parties is to be with us and to cooperate with the commission with their plans and opinions,” said Sayyad. 
 
Sayyad also said that 90 percent of the election costs will be paid by international donors.
 
“Ninety percent of the elections expenses will be provided by the international community and 10 percent by the government and the ministry of finance will pay that and both sides have promised to provide the budget on time,” Sayyad added. 
 
Regarding voter’s registration Sayyad said that the voters registration book has been published and is in Dubai but will soon be sent to Kabul.
 
Sayyad also touched on the issue of corruption in the commission and promised to ensure no graft occurred. 
 
“If there was corruption in the past, the new leadership of the commission is committed to combating corruption in this commission and will never allow corruption in future,” Sayyad added. 
 
Sayyad also called on members of the public to apply for Tazkiras so that they can register to vote when the process begins. 
 
Hamayoun Muhtat, head of the population registration department, meanwhile announced his support to the commission and said his department will fully support the IEC. 
 
Muhtat also said that government is obliged to issue Tazkiras for every citizen of Afghanistan - for elections or or without. 
 
“Currently, we have active offices in 422 administrative units in Afghanistan for distribution of Tazkiras,” Muhtat said. 
 
“Every day, 30,000 to 40,000 Tazkiras are distributed in the normal way,” Muhtat added. 
 
Muhtat also addressed the conference regarding the people’s concern over fake Tazkiras.
 
“Fortunately, our office has done something to digitize the whole population record book, and if the IEC has any suspicions about any Tazkira we can check on our database,” Muhtat added. 
 
Muhatat also called on the public who don’t have Tazkiras to apply for one. 
According to him there are offices in all 14 districts in Kabul. 
 
IEC operational deputy chief Wasima Badghisi also addressed the forum and said 33,000 people will be recruited to register voters around the country. 
 
According to Badghisi, the recruitment of staff to compile the voters list has already started. They will be short-term contract workers.
 
This is the first time that a voters list is being prepared in Afghanistan. According to analysts, a voters list plays a significant role in ensuring a transparent election.  
 
She also said that an estimated 10 million people are eligible to vote. 
 
The IEC said last week that the elections will be a paper-ballot and that paper ID cards will be used. As such, the population registration office is processing Tazkiras to those who do not already have them.
 
The IEC said people have until April to apply for their Tazkiras.
 
Badghisi said on voting day, people will present their Tazkiras and after voting, their documents will be stamped on the back

IEC Chief Calls On Public To Support The Election Commission

Head of population registration department calls on members of the public to apply for Tazkiras if they don’t already have them.

Thumbnail

The Independent Election Chief Gulajan Abdulbadi Sayyad on Wednesday called on the public, political parties and civil society to stand by the commission and support them in their endeavors to roll out parliamentary and district council elections this year. 
 
“The commission is committed to holding a clear election and people's votes are safe with us, and whoever wins and has the people’s vote with them, will be declared as the winners in all councils, and no ones vote will be betrayed,” Sayyad said.
 
Sayyad, addressing the National Election Forum in Kabul, called on the political parties to stand by the commission and share their plans with the commission in order to ensure transparent and fair parliamentary and district council elections. 
  
“Our strength is civil society, political parties and the media, and our request from the political parties is to be with us and to cooperate with the commission with their plans and opinions,” said Sayyad. 
 
Sayyad also said that 90 percent of the election costs will be paid by international donors.
 
“Ninety percent of the elections expenses will be provided by the international community and 10 percent by the government and the ministry of finance will pay that and both sides have promised to provide the budget on time,” Sayyad added. 
 
Regarding voter’s registration Sayyad said that the voters registration book has been published and is in Dubai but will soon be sent to Kabul.
 
Sayyad also touched on the issue of corruption in the commission and promised to ensure no graft occurred. 
 
“If there was corruption in the past, the new leadership of the commission is committed to combating corruption in this commission and will never allow corruption in future,” Sayyad added. 
 
Sayyad also called on members of the public to apply for Tazkiras so that they can register to vote when the process begins. 
 
Hamayoun Muhtat, head of the population registration department, meanwhile announced his support to the commission and said his department will fully support the IEC. 
 
Muhtat also said that government is obliged to issue Tazkiras for every citizen of Afghanistan - for elections or or without. 
 
“Currently, we have active offices in 422 administrative units in Afghanistan for distribution of Tazkiras,” Muhtat said. 
 
“Every day, 30,000 to 40,000 Tazkiras are distributed in the normal way,” Muhtat added. 
 
Muhtat also addressed the conference regarding the people’s concern over fake Tazkiras.
 
“Fortunately, our office has done something to digitize the whole population record book, and if the IEC has any suspicions about any Tazkira we can check on our database,” Muhtat added. 
 
Muhatat also called on the public who don’t have Tazkiras to apply for one. 
According to him there are offices in all 14 districts in Kabul. 
 
IEC operational deputy chief Wasima Badghisi also addressed the forum and said 33,000 people will be recruited to register voters around the country. 
 
According to Badghisi, the recruitment of staff to compile the voters list has already started. They will be short-term contract workers.
 
This is the first time that a voters list is being prepared in Afghanistan. According to analysts, a voters list plays a significant role in ensuring a transparent election.  
 
She also said that an estimated 10 million people are eligible to vote. 
 
The IEC said last week that the elections will be a paper-ballot and that paper ID cards will be used. As such, the population registration office is processing Tazkiras to those who do not already have them.
 
The IEC said people have until April to apply for their Tazkiras.
 
Badghisi said on voting day, people will present their Tazkiras and after voting, their documents will be stamped on the back

Share this post