Only 7,410 overseas Pakistanis register for i-voting for Oct by-polls


ISLAMABAD: Only 7,410 people out of 7.9 million Pakistanis living abroad registered themselves on the i-voting website launched by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the October by-elections as the deadline for registration expired on Monday.

The ECP had launched the Overseas Voting System on Sept 1 for by-elections in 37 constituencies for both national and provincial assembly seats that are to be held on Oct 14.

On polling day, the registered voters shall log in to the website using their credentials and enter the ‘voter pass’ emailed to him by the ECP. This will direct the voter to their registered national and provincial assembly constituencies to enable them to cast their vote.

A designated list of candidates of the selected constituency will be displayed by the system and the voter shall select the election symbol of their candidate to cast their vote. Upon successful submission of the vote, a “confirmation” message will be displayed on the screen.