Our Data

Pre-election data: security incident reports from the campaign period are drawn from the weekly checklists and narrative reports FEFA's provincial coordinators returned between July 15 and August 25, and from open source monitoring conducted by staff at FEFA's headquarters in Kabul. The incidents were then entered into Ushahidi manually at FEFA headquarters.

Election Day data: FEFA's 400 long-term observers based in all 34 provinces submitted reports via SMS after the opening of polls on Election Day and then again after polls closed. Observers answered the following 9 simple Yes or No questions and their answers were overlaid on the interactive map.

Opening of polls (answers sent between 8am and 9am):

  • Did the polling center open at 7am?
  • Did you witness political interference at the polling station?
  • Did you observe any female staff working at the polling station?
  • Did you witness tampering and other problems with ballots or ballot boxes at the opening of poll?
  • Was it for the ink to be cleaned from the fingers of the voters?


Closing of polls (answers sent between 5pm and 6pm):

  • Did you observe any security incidents at the polling station between 17h00 and 18h00?
  • Did you observe any tampering and other problems with ballots or ballot boxes between 17h00 and 18h00?
  • Did you witness political interference during the counting process?
  • Were you or other observers obstructed from observing the closing and count of the poll?