Purpose of Election Monitoring and Report
CCD through this project conducted a monitoring study for the election process in Presidential elections
2019, to find out whether the polling sites are accessible for disabled people or not and to sensitize
the election commission staff to provide facilities in the polling sites and to improve the participation of
P.W.D in the democratic process across the 6 provinces of Afghanistan.
This report is established after the completion of the study to provide a complete view of findings from
the Presidential elections 2019 regarding PwDs participation.
About Election 2018
On 28 September, Afghanistan held its fourth Presidential election since 2004. While levels of election-related violence remained relatively low in the months leading up to polling day, two high-profile suicide
attacks on election-related sites in July and September, alongside an extended campaign by the Taliban
to intimidate Afghan citizens not to participate in the election, raised concern and doubt as to what
would transpire on election day. Despite the fear of violence, Afghans did use their constitutional right to
vote and the day progressed without any mass-casualty incidents. Nevertheless, on 28 September, the
day of the presidential elections, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
documented 100 election-related incidents with civilian casualties across the country, mainly attributed
to the Taliban, including many civilians who were not participating in the presidential election. This
Special Report prepared by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) presents the
findings of monitoring conducted by the UNAMA Human Rights Service with regard to election-related
violence from the start of the top-up registration on 8 June 2019 until 30 September, two days after the
2019 Afghan presidential election. UNAMA’s preliminary figures indicate that attacks targeting the
the electoral process caused 458 civilian casualties (85 deaths and 373 injured), including 277 civilian
casualties (28 deaths and 249 injured) on polling day.
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