Election security: Photographed voters' list for May polls

Other security measures to include video monitoring of 500 polling stations.


APP April 29, 2013
Voters' list to have the same photograph as that on a person's CNIC. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: For ensuring the safety of ballot papers, the introduction of a photographed voters' list was announced by Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ibrahim on Monday.

The list of voters will carry the same photograph as that on a person's Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC).

A separate column has also been added to register voters' thumb impression, he added.

3000 sensitive polling stations out of a total of 73000 will be monitored while 500 stations will be monitored through video.

To ensure the impartial reporting of elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the Code of Conduct for Media, decided upon in a meeting between media representatives and ECP officials, he said.

COMMENTS (3)

Adil | 8 years ago | Reply

More can be done and needs to be done to ensure free and fair elections. ECP still hasn't earned my full confidence.

Kazim | 8 years ago | Reply

Why shouldn't there be video monitoring of all polling stations? Surely that will make the process more transparent.

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