According to the timeline, the parliamentary and district council elections will be held on October 20.
The chairman of the election commission Gula Jaan Abdul Badi Sayyad on Sunday announced the timeline of the parliamentary election.
According to the new election calendar, May 26 up to June 12, 2018, is set as the period for candidates to file their nomination forms.
In addition, the commission will announce the final list of parliamentary election results on December 20 and final district council results on January 24, 2019.
The IEC has set different educational conditions for parliament and district council nominees. Based on the new conditions, the nominees for district councils must have a certificate of high school while the educational background is not a must for parliament nominees.
Officials in the IEC also expressed their concerns regarding the slow turnout at voter registration centers across the country.