ECP extends deadline for polling station in NA-49 Islamabad; staff starts counting ballots

ECP has now asked the staff to make arrangements for voters and continue counting as well.


Our Correspondents May 11, 2013
A voter holds his Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) as he waits to cast his vote at a polling station in Quetta May 11, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) extended voting deadline for a polling stating of NA-49 Islamabad G-6, however the polling staff was not informed on time and the counting of ballots started.

The ECP has now asked the staff to make arrangements for voters and continue counting as well.

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COMMENTS (2)

Khurram Shamsher Lall | 8 years ago | Reply

Here in USA the Election Commission has a rule: At the end of the allotted time to cast ballot, every person in the queue can exercise their right of franchise. However, in many states this point is moot to begin with as there is early voting. For example, here in Florida every registered voter can cast his ballot as early as 14 days before the election itself.

jibran | 8 years ago | Reply

Why islamabad only? Besides ECP's approach has been reactionary all along. Why not plan this ahead of time and give instructions from the beginning that polling will continue until the last person who is already in the queue at the time of the closing has not been served.

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