Elections in Afghanistan: 2018 National Parliamentary (Wolesi Jirga) Elections

Publication Date: 
15 Oct 2018

On October 20, the Afghan people will go to the polls for parliamentary elections, organized by the Independent Election Commission.

Initially scheduled for the fall 2015, the elections of the 250 members of the Wolesi Jirga (House of the People or Lower House) have been postponed several times. Voters will elect the Wolesi Jirga to a five-year term, choosing among candidates from 33 out of the 34 provinces.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Afghanistan: 2018 National Parliamentary (Wolesi Jirga) Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • How are voters registered in Afghanistan?
  • What are the election management bodies and what are their powers?
  • What is the process for voting on Election Day?
  • How will election disputes be adjudicated?