ECP to add millions of new voters in Electoral Rolls
ISLAMABAD: (APP) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has approved a plan for Annual Revision of Electoral Rolls for the year 2016 to include the names of Computerised National Identity card (CNIC) in Electoral Rolls.
The voters who have become disqualified (deaths/cancelled CNICs) will also be excluded from the rolls after their door-to-door verification followed by display process, said spokesman of the Commission while talking to APP.
The voter count is expected to be increased from 93 million to 97-98 million after the said revision process, he added.
According to the plan, 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.
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.
It was also decided that effective monitoring shall also be carried out throughout the process of Annual Revision.