The Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) has estimated that the parliamentary elections will cost up to $200 million.
The election is expected to be held in November 2017, and the government and the donor countries would provide its funds, said Imam Mohammad Warimach, the head of IEC Secretariat.
The IEC is considering the use of technology to bring election transparency and reduce costs and it would be used in new registration of voters, voting process, and counting ballots.
The government has recently stepped up efforts to hold parliamentary elections. There have been several meetings recently with donor countries and electoral bodies in this regard.