ECP to allow registration of new voters, complaints till April 24

  • Total registered voters reach 104,267,581
  • ECP says all polling stations linked with Google Maps

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said on Sunday that it would continue the process of registration of new voters, correction and exclusion of voters’ names from its preliminary electoral rolls for the 2018 general elections till April 24.

According to the ECP, it has included the names of all those in the voters’ lists who received their national identity card from the period 2013 to 2018.

The ECP’s display centres have continued receiving complaints of citizens related to their registration, correction or removal of names from the electoral rolls. Around 14,487 display centres have been set up across the country where citizens can visit and submit their complaints with the respective display centre staff.

The commission has established 7,928 display centres in Punjab, 2,585 centres in Sindh, 2,545 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 1,429 centres in Balochistan. 8,100,000 new voters have been registered while the names of 800,000 voters have been removed from the voters’ lists while the draft voter list contains around 104 million voters.

The ECP has updated its 8300 short message service (SMS) and asked the voters to check the details of their voter registration by sending SMS with CNIC number to 8300. The provincial governments have been contacted for ensuring the provision of facilities to voters particularly women voters in 89,500 polling stations for the next general elections 2018.

All polling stations have been linked with the Google Maps while the commission has completed the training of lead trainers.

According to statistics of the preliminary electoral rolls-2018, total registered voters in the country have reached the figure of 104,267,581 with 58,463,228 male and 45,804,353 female voters.

Out of total registered voters, 59,740,095 voters were from Punjab, 22,066,558 voters from Sindh, 15,239,571 voters from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,194,311 voters from Balochistan, 2,296,849 from FATA and 730,197 from the federal capital.

In Punjab, the male voters were 33,294,012 while female voters were 26,446,083. In Sindh, the male voters were 12,275,322 while female voters were 9,791,236.

Similarly, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the male voters were 8,690,376 while the female voters were 6,549,195. In Balochistan, the male voters were 2,428,370 while the female voters were 1,765,941.

In FATA, the male voters were 1,386,032 while the female voters were 910,817. In federal capital, the male voters were 389,116 while the female voters were 341,081.