Pakistani voters strength reach 98 millions: ECP
ISLAMABAD (APP): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will start campaign to include the names of new Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) holders in 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 their door-to-door verification process, said spokesman of the Commission while talking to APP.
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, he said.
For the said purpose verifying officials shall visit the permanent addresses of the new CNIC holders for their verification, the spokesman added.
After door-to-door verification the said lists shall be displayed at designated display centres, offices of District Election Commissioners, Registration Officers and Assistant Registration Officers for public inspection, he added.
List of display centres with contact details shall be shared with media and published of ECP's official website soon.
A mass media campaign has been planned for the event where general public. Voters shall be requested to check their vote status by sending their CNIC number to 8300 SMS through their mobile phones. If desired, applications for enrolment/transfer, correction and deletion of votes could be submitted on prescribed forms at designated display centres, offices of District Election Commissioners, Registration Officers and Assistant Registration Officers.
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 concerned to complete all the pre-requisites of the revision process at the earliest.
The voter count is expected to be increased from 93 million to 97-98 millions after the said revision process, he added.
It was also decided that effective monitoring shall also be carried out during the campaign.