According to a proposal sent by the provincial election commission, Sindh will have around 15,506 polling stations for the upcoming elections.
The proposal has been forwarded to the returning officers so that they can finalise the list of polling stations in their respective districts. The figures are, however, tentative as the returning officers are currently busy in the scrutiny of papers, said the provincial election commission director, Najeeb Ahmed.
The data released by the election commission envisages 120 to 150 polling stations for each provincial assembly constituency and 250 to 300 for a National Assembly seat. The final number would depend on the number of voters registered in each area. The number of booths in each polling station would be between two and four. In total 48,666 booths will be set up. The number of voters at each polling station will range between 1,200 and 2,000.
As for Karachi, the city will have 4,501 polling stations of which 1,110 will be in district East, 890 in district West, 860 in district South, 513 in district Malir and 1,127 in district Central.
The following districts will have the number of polling stations as proposed by the election commission:
Tando Allahyar 329
Tando Muhammad Khan 242
Kamber Shahdadkot 472
Naushero Feroz 502
Published in The Express Tribune, April 7th, 2013.