ECP seeks bids for procurement of 400 EVMs

ECP seeks bids for procurement of 400 EVMs

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought bids for the purchase of 400 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for conduct of Pilot Project in bye-election for National Assembly or Provincial Assembly Constituencies.

ECP has fixed July 11 as last date for the submission of   EVM bids while samples of machines can be presented to the  Commission till July 20, said a notification issued here.

A parliamentary panel on electoral reforms had directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to procure electronic voting machines (EVMs) by September 2016 for experimental use with a view for formal deployment.

"If the experiment is successful, next general elections will be held through electronic voting, Zahid Hamid, chairman of the Sub-Committee had observed.