About the data is designed to enable users to explore, analyze and visualize key data related to Afghanistan’s April 5, 2014 presidential and provincial council elections. Initial data sets that are available prior to election day include a complete list of polling stations and the election day deployment plans for domestic election monitoring groups intending to mobilize observers nationwide. Following election day, the site will feature visualizations and data depicting election results and analyses.

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) has engaged Development Seed, a Washington, D.C.-based creative technology group, to develop this site. Further information about the site, its features and the data sets used can be found in the sections below.

Additional information related to elections in Afghanistan can be found on the following sites:

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If you have any questions or concerns about the site or notice any errors, please contact NDI at [email protected].


Ethnicity and Population Overlays

Ethnicity data is based on data generated by the GREG Project which digitized the Soviet Atlas Narodov Mira in 1964. More information can be found at Afghanistan Election Data and International Conflict Research

Population data is based on 2012-2013 estimates from the Afghanistan government at the Central Statistics Organization website.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout data was made available at the province level with gender breakdowns and classification of valid/invalid votes.

Download voter turnout data for the April 5th, 2014 election.

Presidential Results

Results of the presidential election on April 5th, 2014 are available for all eight candidates at the polling station level.

Download presidential election results for the April 5th, 2014 election

Results of the presidential election on June 14th, 2014 are available for both candidates at the polling station level.

Download presdiential election results for the June 14th, 2014 election

Observer Deployment

The deployment plans for each domestic election monitoring group are preliminary and subject to change due to the evolving operating and security environment. Final deployment figures will be confirmed following election day.

Download observer data for the first round election

Download observer data for the runoff election

Polling Centers

This list of polling centers was made available by the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan.

Download polling centers open as of March 31 (csv)

Download open and closed polling centers as of March 31 (csv)

Download planned polling centers for the June 14 runoff election

Processing Data

This site provides a rosetta stone file in comma-delimited format to facilitate mapping of polling and observer data and joins between two common formats for identifying districts and provinces.

Download rosetta stone data