Statistics provided by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) indicate that more than four million people have registered to vote countrywide since the beginning of the voter registration process in mid-April.
The commission says that so far over 2,700 individuals have registered as candidates for parliamentary and district council elections.
According to the IEC, over 1,500 candidates have registered for the parliamentary election while more than 1,200 people have registered for elections of district councils.
The commission says it has received statistics on candidates from seven provinces.
The commission has allocated 2,801 seats for parliament and district councils.
The commission meanwhile called on the population registration department to prevent any fraud in the process.
“The districts which have a population of up to 40,000 have five seats and districts which have between 40,000 and 70,000 people will have seven seats and districts which have between 70,000 to 100,000 people will have nine seats and districts with more than 100,000 people will have 11 seats,” said Maazullah Dawlati, the IEC’s financial and operations deputy head.
Reports indicate that thousands of fake identity cards have been distributed and many of them have been stamped for elections.
The IEC said it has started entering details of registered voters into the database.
“At least two registration books have arrived from every province. We will collect the data when we receive the books next week. The data in the books is credible and will not be manipulated,” Dawlati said.
The parliamentary and districts council elections is scheduled for October.