Elections 2018: Facebook collaborates with ECP to assist voters


Social media platform Facebook in collaboration with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is helping over 33 million voters, who are users, in Pakistan identify their constituencies and make sure their votes are registered.

Pakistani users receive a pop up in their news feed when they log onto the social media platform which reads, “Are you registered to vote? Text your CNIC to 8300 to make sure that you’re registered to vote in the election. SMS fees may apply.”

Clicking on the pop up redirects you to the ECP’s website where additional information about the electoral process is available for the knowledge of the voters.

Earlier this month, Facebook had partnered with the federal body to ensure the safety of users during the election season.