Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will start a campaign to include the names of new Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) holders on the electoral rolls from August 1 across the country.

During the campaign, voters who have become disqualified (deaths/cancelled CNICs) will also be excluded from the rolls after completion of a door-to-door verification process, said a spokesman of the Commission.

According to him, door-to-door verification shall be carried out from August 1st to August 15, 2016 which shall be followed by 21 days of display process starting from August 21.

For the said purpose, verifying officials shall visit the permanent addresses of the new CNIC holders for their verification, the spokesman added.

Simultaneously, door-to-door verification of all the deceased voters shall also be carried out for deletion of said voters.

After door-to-door verification the said lists shall be displayed at designated display centers, offices of District
Election Commissioners, Registration Officers and Assistant Registration Officers for public inspection, he added.

A list of display centers with relevant contact details shall be shared with media and published on the ECP’s official website soon.

A mass media campaign has been planned for the event where general public and voters shall be requested to check their vote status by SMSing their CNIC number to 8300 through their mobile phones.

If desired, applications for enrolment/transfer, correction and deletion of votes could be submitted on prescribed forms at designated display centers, offices of District Election Commissioners, Registration Officers and Assistant Registration Officers.

The ECP has issued necessary instructions to all the Provincial Election Commissioners, Regional Election Commissioners, District Election Commissioners, NADRA and all concerned to complete all the pre-requisites of the revision process at the earliest.

The voter count is expected to increase from 93 million to 97-98 millions after the said revision process, he added.