ECP extends voter registration deadline

Published: April 24, 2018
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Election Commission of Pakistan. PHOTO:FILE

Election Commission of Pakistan. PHOTO:FILE

Election Commission of Pakistan. PHOTO:FILE Representational image. PHOTO: PHONEWORLD A man casts his vote at a polling station during the by-election for the seat in the National Assembly's lower house of parliament, in Karachi April 23, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS A Pakistani voter registers her vote during a local government election at a polling station in Lahore. PHOTO: AFP

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday extended the voters’ registration deadline for the forthcoming general elections to April 30.

ECP to display voters list today

On March 25, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) commenced displaying the voters’ list nationwide. Every Pakistani with a CNIC features on the list. A preliminary list featuring 104 million voters was posted across 14, 487 display centres for the public to peruse.

The ECP earlier announced that 7,928 centres will be established in the Punjab, 2,585 in Sindh, 2,545 in K-P and 1,429 in Balochistan. In April, NADRA issued a statement informing voters regarding how they could verify their status at nearest display centres or via SMS.

A Pakistani voter registers her vote during a local government election at a polling station in Lahore. PHOTO: AFP

A Pakistani voter registers her vote during a local government election at a polling station in Lahore. PHOTO: AFP

How to check you status:

ECP launches voters’ verification campaign in Multan

Display centres

Voters can view the final scroll at their respective district election commissioner’s office. In case of an update, corrections forms are available at the centres. A complete list of the centres can be found here.

Find your district election commissioner’s contact here:

Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab.

A man casts his vote at a polling station during the by-election for the seat in the National Assembly's lower house of parliament, in Karachi April 23, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man casts his vote at a polling station during the by-election for the seat in the National Assembly’s lower house of parliament, in Karachi April 23, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

SMS service

Voters can confirm their status and acquire constituency details using their mobile phones by texting on 8300.

Representational image. PHOTO: PHONEWORLD

Representational image. PHOTO: PHONEWORLD

First time voter? Here’s how you can register:

More than 104 million voters in next general election

According to the ECP, a new voter can register by submitting an application and a copy of their CNIC to the district election commissioner officer, registration officer or assistant registration officer where they want their names enrolled. The free form is available online on the ECP website and at aforementioned offices.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • Muhammad Shakeel
    Apr 28, 2018 - 3:49PM

    Change for address is very complicated it must b too easy. All information of registered voters are already with ecp. I think it must b automatically change when a rented person shifted any where and his/their id card address get changed by NADRA. Now the sydtem has been computerised why not all such things be interlinked.Recommend

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