Voter verification: ECP launches SMS service

Published: February 29, 2012

In a bid to remove errors from electoral lists, the Election Commission of Pakistan has launched a SMS service to facilitate 85 million voters to verify their votes. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

In a bid to remove errors from electoral lists, the Election Commission of Pakistan has launched a SMS service to facilitate 85 million voters to verify their votes.

The service has been launched in collaboration with the National Database and Registration Authority to help registered voters check the status of their votes and particulars.

Registered voters can send their Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC) number without hyphens via SMS to 8300 at anytime from anywhere in the country. After sending the SMS, the voter will subsequently receive a message in Urdu containing their name, village, city, tehsil or district, location (electoral area) and the serial number of vote registered in the preliminary electoral rolls.

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Reader Comments (36)

  • Youth
    Feb 29, 2012 - 12:59PM

    I am a registered voter!

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  • Word Life
    Feb 29, 2012 - 1:49PM

    Wonderful Service … Thumbs Up !

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  • Feb 29, 2012 - 2:17PM

    No it doesn’t work on warid … I sent it but I didnt get any reply yet …

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  • Hyder Malik
    Feb 29, 2012 - 3:19PM

    Please advice for people who could not get registered. Can they still get themselves registered?
    Thank you

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  • sadaqat
    Feb 29, 2012 - 3:32PM

    yes.. it’s working now :)

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  • Hifo
    Feb 29, 2012 - 3:58PM

    I am registered Voter Hurrah!

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  • yawar
    Feb 29, 2012 - 3:58PM

    Not working, i tried, got no verification, no reply. WHY?

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  • Rasul Bakhsh Rais
    Feb 29, 2012 - 4:09PM

    Cool, it works, got response in few seconds.

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  • ALI HASAN
    Feb 29, 2012 - 4:38PM

    Cool, it works, got response in few seconds.

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  • RK
    Feb 29, 2012 - 4:54PM

    Not getting the name. All other details r there. How do I find out if it’s in my name or not?

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  • Asfand
    Feb 29, 2012 - 4:59PM

    Wooaah! I am voting too!

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  • Haris
    Feb 29, 2012 - 5:26PM

    When registration can be verified via SMS then why Election Commission of Pakistan don’t make Online Voting or SMS Voting..?? Why We Pakistanis people always being fool by Govt. through such actions?

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  • kanwal
    Feb 29, 2012 - 5:32PM

    i live in khi…. why is my electoral area multan???

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  • Wonderful
    Feb 29, 2012 - 5:43PM

    excellent service!!!Recommend

  • Ht312
    Feb 29, 2012 - 6:49PM

    @Haris: Cause the system is unreliable and the implementation of the system is expensive. Even US uses computers to vote, but the voting machines are at the polling station.

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  • Shaizy
    Feb 29, 2012 - 7:12PM

    Another vote of PTI…:)

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  • ismail
    Feb 29, 2012 - 7:22PM

    thats really owesumm
    thanks to ECP for take a good step

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  • saeed
    Feb 29, 2012 - 7:37PM

    Checked for my whole family….8 votes for PTI from Karachi…

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  • Donga Bonga
    Feb 29, 2012 - 9:03PM

    Wrong electoral area for me! How do i get it corrected? I know a few other ppl who have the same problem… Vote is registered but in the wrong electoral area where they have never ever lived!!! Any help ECP???

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  • Muneeb
    Feb 29, 2012 - 10:29PM

    It’s working for me too. I will be Voting for PTI.

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  • Raja Salman
    Feb 29, 2012 - 11:01PM

    My electoral area is not what I’ve received through this msg service…what to do now???

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  • Saad Ullah
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:26AM

    A brilliant and praiseworthy move! Thumbs up to ECP, Supreme court and particularly Imran Khan for these efforts! I bet these elections will be a historic one, and different frm previous elections!

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  • Saad Ullah
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:33AM

    I got my cnic number and area, but not my name in the message. is this an issue?

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  • Rizwan
    Mar 1, 2012 - 10:10AM

    My vote is fine but I’ve seen a few cases of wrong electoral areas among people I know. Fake votes?

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  • DevilHunterX
    Mar 1, 2012 - 11:16AM

    Require Urdu fonts….

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  • yawar
    Mar 1, 2012 - 11:23AM

    Zabardast service, its working, checked out all family members.VOTING FOR PTI for first time in my life. Imran khan all the way to the top.

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  • Daud
    Mar 1, 2012 - 11:36AM

    @Basij: wrong…I sent the message from Warid and received a prompt reply on my voting status!

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  • Saba
    Mar 1, 2012 - 6:00PM

    i sent it and i got a location wrong which is not my electoral area what to do now………. ?

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  • Najeeb
    Mar 1, 2012 - 10:35PM

    my vote is registered under wrong constituency, how can i get it correct?

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  • Ayesha
    Mar 1, 2012 - 11:40PM

    I am a registered voter but my information such as district, location (electoral area) is incorrect and so is of my father, mother, brother, cousins, uncles. How can this happen and how can we get them changed?

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  • zainab
    Mar 2, 2012 - 1:39AM

    can anyone answer this plz, when i sent my CNIC number i did get the reply with correct electoral area but i have never registered myself as a voter like filling and submitting a form etc.. then how come i am registered?

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  • Mohsin
    Mar 2, 2012 - 4:02PM

    I live in Jouher, My Electoral area is Orangi # 16… wtf? Where to fix it?

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  • Ali Tipu
    Mar 5, 2012 - 4:16PM

    @ All Those who have complaints

    Follow the steps:

    1) Please contact your nearest ECP office as soon as possible. You will find the details and phone numbers of the persons responsible for every major city on the ECP website.

    2) Contact the person and he would tell you about the local person responsible for making the electoral lists in your area.

    3) Just contact that person and correct the mistakes or register your complaints.

    *Remember this is very important to remove these mistakes .Otherwise it might be used as a bogus vote *

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  • Sarah
    Mar 9, 2012 - 10:01PM

    Hurrayyy!! I got my vote registered for all my family members!!
    PTI all the wayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! :D

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  • awais
    Mar 11, 2012 - 11:51AM

    how can i change my electoral area???plz telll

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  • Waqar Manzoor
    Apr 20, 2012 - 7:21PM

    I was registered last time in my village where I live. Currently, My Electoral Area is totally wrong. How Can I update ?
    Can some one guide me properly???

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