ECP fixes Thursday as last day for postal ballot applications

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has fixed Thursday as the last day for receiving of applications regarding postal ballots for general election.

The out-stationed voters, who cannot reach to the polling station in person, can cast their votes for the national and provincial assemblies through postal ballots.

According to an Election Commission official, applications for postal ballots must be given on the prescribed form available on the ECP’s website or might be obtained from Returning Officer of concerned constituency.

The official said the voters to whom postal ballots are issued would not be entitled to vote in person at polling stations.

The application would be forwarded or endorsed by the office or department of the voter concerned to guard against unauthorized person applying for postal ballots.
Meanwhile, Election Commission has also asked persons with disabilities to avail postal ballot paper facility to exercise their right of vote in general election.
According to an ECP statement, persons with disabilities can file their applications in this regard till Thursday.

All the citizens, having Computerized National Identity Cards mentioning disabled person issued by NADRA can submit their applications to the concerned Returning Officers. – NNI

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