Afghan Elections: Will the Voter Registry Be Ready for 2018?

February 07, 2018 - 10:54am

Fixing Afghanistan’s voter registry—something all political actors engaged with the country agree is broken—has been a key priority since the seriously flawed election of 2014. With parliamentary balloting scheduled for July, revamping the system of registering voters is becoming increasingly urgent, as recognized by the United Nations Assistance Missions in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and international donors. On December 30, UNAMA announced that donors agreed to fund most of a $28.4 million plan by the Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC) to overhaul its voter registration process before the 2018 election. But the IEC faces daunting operational and security challenges in executing its registration plan.

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