Field Report

October 28, 2010

KABUL, Oct 28 -- The Electoral Complaints Commission on Thursday annulled 36 more polling stations and disqualified two successful candidates in the preliminary results for Sar-i-Pul and Baghlan provinces because, the ECC said, they failed to resign their positions in the Defense Ministry.

The polling stations are in Ghor, Herat, Zabul, Kabul, Kunduz, Khost and Uruzgan provinces. All were closed on the grounds of serious electoral offences, the ECC said.

The disqualified candidates are:

October 20, 2010

KABUL, Oct 19 – The Independent Election Commission said on Wednesday it had nullified 1.3 million votes, nearly a quarter of the 5.6 million votes cast in last month’s Wolesi Jirga election, saying that while the election had been a success, “the fact that we have annulled over a million votes is an acknowledgment of the fact that there have been problems. But we did our best in very difficult circumstances.”

October 16, 2010

KABUL, Oct 16 – The Electoral Complaints Commission has apparently extended the period candidates are permitted to respond to complaints the ECC has sustained against them from three to five days.

The ECC told a news conference Saturday that “in the interests of justice the ECC is giving the candidates in question personal notice of the charges agains t them and is granting them five days from the time they are notified to defend themselves against the allegations.”

October 13, 2010


Kabul, Oct 13 - The Electoral Complaints Commission has annulled all the votes cast in the province of Herat for the brother of Herat’s mayor, Muhammad Salim Taraki, and filed a formal complaint against the mayor with the attorney general.

October 03, 2010

Here are our notes from the Ghor Province demurrer Candidates press Conference at the Setara Hotel, Kabul on 03 Oct, 2010 – 11:00 am. These notes are rough, and should not be relied upon as source material. DI presents them as is.

Najab Ali Danish one of the demurrer candidates told the press conference there were 20-22 candidates of Ghor Province, who believe that Wolesi Jirga elections were conducted with widespread fraud and many irregularities.

October 03, 2010

Here are our notes from today’s IEC press conference. These notes are rough, and should not be relied upon as source material. DI presents them as is.

IEC chairperson Fazl Ahmad Manawi told the press conference that the IEC leadership is working hard at scrutinizing and evaluating election results. The IEC would was committed to a transparent process in identifying fraudulent votes.

September 23, 2010

Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission held a press conference to announce partial results of its first tally of votes coming in from the country's 34 provinces. Here are our notes from the conference.


September 20, 2010

A core component of Democracy International's mission is the record of events that our field observers witness at polling centers on election day and in the run-up to the vote. To better visualize and share this data, DI has launched a new project in conjunction with Small World News and Ushahidi.

September 19, 2010

The Chairman of the Independent Election Commission held a press conference today to outline developments since yesterday’s poll. Fazal Ahmad Manawi said the figures quoted were from information he had at this stage and said they were subject to change. Here are our notes:


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