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Sixth Report on the Observation of the Voters’ Registration Process

The Independent Election Commission launched a process of “top up” of voter registration on May 26, 2013. Based on the VR procedure prepared by the Independent Election Commission, voter registration process will take place in two different phases. The first phase covers 41 centers in 34 provinces. Each center includes two sites, one for male and one for female. The second phase of the process will cover 440 centers in the districts and villages. The second phase will take two month to distribute card. The voter registration stage of the electoral process is intended to ensure voting cards are distributed to the new eligible, returning Afghan refugees, eligible voters who have moved from one constituency to another constituency, those who have lost their voting cards, whose voting cards are damages that identifying their profile is difficult, and those who have never received a card before. Free and Fair Elections Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) was accredited with the IEC to conduct independent observation of the all electoral process. FEFA deployed 82 professional and trained observers to observe the first phase of the voter registration process in 34 provinces. The observers send their observation findings to the central office of FEFA. After the findings are analyzed by the Program team of FEFA they are shared with the IEC and other partner institutions. The important findings (from June 30 to July 6, 2013) are as follow: Security threats -The reports show that security threats have created fear among people which encourage lack of interest in people for taking part in the process. The security condition has direct impact on the voters’ registration process. In Ghazni province a bomb exploded near a high school which frightened people and created fear among the applicants. - in Paktika province a suicide bomber exploded himself near the Provincial Council that as a result several people were killed. The events of Ghazis and Paktika decreased the number of Voting cards applicants.

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7/17/2013

Date

FEFA

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Report

Type

Election 2014

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