Presidential elections: ECP hands out voting directions to Parliament members

Special instructions include keeping the vote confidential during the process.

Web Desk July 23, 2013
Members will have to carry senate or assembly identity cards in order to vote. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued instructions to members of the Parliament for voting in the upcoming presidential elections in a two-page directive, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Voters will have to put a cross next to the alphabetically sorted name they choose to vote for, as no other marking will be allowed or counted, according to the instructions.

A special pencil will also be provided for the voting process, as no other pen or pencil will be allowed for the marking procedure.

Parliamentary members will have to show a Senate or Assembly identity card in order to be eligible to vote.

Special instructions also include keeping the vote confidential during the process.

Presidential elections are to be held on August 6, as scheduled by the ECP.

PPP candidate

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) officially nominated Senator Raza Rabbani as its candidate for the upcoming presidential elections.

His nomination papers will be filed on July 24.



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