Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

18 September 2012

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (2004)

Updated: June 2015


Article 33 states:

The citizens of Afghanistan shall have the right to elect and be elected. The conditions of exercising this right shall be regulated by law.


Article 83 states:

Members of the House of People shall be elected by the people through free, general, secret and direct balloting. The work period of the House of People shall terminate, after the disclosure of the results of the elections, on the 1st of Saratan of the fifth year and the new parliament shall commence work. The elections for members of the House of People shall be held 30-60 days prior to the expiration of the term of the House of People...


Excerpts from the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (2004)


Electoral Law (2004)

Updated: June 2015

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)