With the next general elections approaching, the election authorities have finalised the polling scheme that includes the setting up of polling stations and booths and deputing the staff for conducting the polls.
An official of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) told The Express Tribune that there will be 40,818 polling stations and 128,577 polling booths in Punjab province which has highest number of voters.
The ECP had set up 36,598 polling stations in the province during 2008 elections. In Punjab a total of 40,818 presiding officers one each at a polling station and 128,580 polling officers will be performing election duties on the polling day.
In Sindh,ECP will set up 15,586 polling stations and 48,850 polling booths. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 12,001 polling stations will be set up. Similarly, in Balochistan there will be 3,783 polling stations and 8,553 polling booths across the province.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 10th, 2013.