Elections 2018

The Elections 2018 section is a special project of Reporterly that looks to elections’ latest stories, news, big stories and the post-elections phase. Through Elections 2018, we provide our audience with an Afghan perspective of elections and report on the ground issues related to elections through our indigenous sources.

As IEC Validates Non-Biometric Votes, Electoral Monitoring Organisations and Political Parties React
As IEC Validates Non-Biometric Votes, Electoral Monitoring Organisations and Political Parties React

Monitoring organisations believe that by counting all votes, IEC is violating its own laws and rules...

30 Nov 2018
Old Habits Die Hard? Election Observer Institutions Cast Shadow Over Transparency of the Election Results
Old Habits Die Hard? Election Observer Institutions Cast Shadow Over Transparency of the Election Results

The Afghan parliamentary elections were held on October 20 and subsequently...

22 Nov 2018
Claims of Intervention by Government Officials in Parliamentary Elections: Will the IEC present a Satisfactory Result to the People?
Claims of Intervention by Government Officials in Parliamentary Elections: Will the IEC present a Satisfactory Result to the People?

Officials from the Afghan Independent Elections Commission (IEC) said at a news conference in Kabul on Monday 22nd October, that

24 Oct 2018
Election in Takhar: Exasperation Towards Former MPs and Security Impediment
Election in Takhar: Exasperation Towards Former MPs and Security Impediment

Out of a population of 1.3 million, 289178 people have registered themselves to cast vote...

16 Oct 2018
Elections in Maidan Wardak: Increased Security Concerns and 50 Voting Centers Closed
Elections in Maidan Wardak: Increased Security Concerns and 50 Voting Centers Closed

Maidan Wardak is one of the central provinces in Afghanistan in which right after the beginning of the electoral...

15 Oct 2018
The Dilemma of Voters in Sar-e-Pul: Lax Security, Ethnic Issues, and Fear in the Minds
The Dilemma of Voters in Sar-e-Pul: Lax Security, Ethnic Issues, and Fear in the Minds

According to a report from the official website of the IEC, the exact figures for Sar-e-Pul’s registered...

11 Oct 2018
Nature of Electoral Atmosphere in Herat: Voters Ready to Cast Vote Despite Taliban Threats
Nature of Electoral Atmosphere in Herat: Voters Ready to Cast Vote Despite Taliban Threats

Herat, the foremost province in western Afghanistan, and one of the country’s cultural and economic hubs, is soon going to

9 Oct 2018
A Tale of Differentiated Figures for Voters in Laghman
A Tale of Differentiated Figures for Voters in Laghman

Laghman province is one of the 33 provinces in Afghanistan in which, the security forces are trying to ensure the

9 Oct 2018
Insurgency and Low Turnout: In-depth View of Tense Elections Atmosphere in Farah
Insurgency and Low Turnout: In-depth View of Tense Elections Atmosphere in Farah

The process of voter registration in each province of Afghanistan is full of challenges and problems. Security which is one

3 Oct 2018
The Many Ordeals of Pre-election Faryab: Too Many People, Too Few Voters
The Many Ordeals of Pre-election Faryab: Too Many People, Too Few Voters

In the coming election of October 20, which is only 19 days away, 62 candidates...

2 Oct 2018
IEC Gets Stern on Its Operations and Enforcement of Election Process
IEC Gets Stern on Its Operations and Enforcement of Election Process

As IEC announced the arrival of a final batch of biometric kits on coming Thursday, as it seems that the

1 Oct 2018