The right of sovereignty is recognized depended with people and nation. That’s why we should take part in election, politics, governmental authority and sovereignty by sending our representatives. Otherwise the principle of national sovereignty will be without effect.
In other words democratic government is the rule of people. That’s why the people should take part in creating governmental organization and assigning the responsible officials.
The democratic way for the partnership of people in government and political authority is to make people partners in independent, general and fair elections.
Equality of election is another principle of general elections. Applying this principle necessitates the equal rights of people in election.
We should pay attention that all of our citizens do not have the right of voting, only the people can vote who has completed the specific conditions. Following are the conditions, which are mentioned in the constitution and elections law of Afghanistan:
11th article of the constitution:
- Must completed 18 years of age in elections day.
- Must be Afghan citizen.
- Shall not have been deprived of civil rights by court.
- His/her name shall have been registered in the voter list by commission.
Following is the specialty and principle of general elections:
All the citizens who have completed the legal age on elections day, without the sexual, tribal, linguistics, religious, education, jobs, a, social and administrative situation of prejudice and discrimination have the right to participate in election.