Electoral Law (2004)

Updated: June 2015

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Article 2 states:

Elections shall be conducted on the basis of free, secret, universal, and direct ballots.


Article 3 states:

All voters shall have equal right of participation in the elections.


Article 13, section 1 states:

Every Afghan who meets the following conditions can vote in presidential, parliamentary, and provincial and district assembly elections:

(1) Has completed eighteen years of age at the time of the election;

(2) Has Afghan citizenship at the time of registration;

(3) Is not deprived of any political and civil rights by an authoritative court;

(4) Is registered in the voters registration list.


Excerpts from the Electoral Law (2004)