ECP to issue electoral rolls for Karachi LB elections on October 4

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday announced to issue electoral rolls for local bodies polls and by-elections in Karachi on October 04.
The ECP said a message service is also being introduced for the voters to check details regarding their vote. The voters will have to type their computerized national identity card (CNIC) number in the message and send it to 8300. The voters would be able to acquire information on the polling station having their vote, besides also getting contact details of the district election commissioner for any assistance.
The voter could also acquire information regarding the helpline number of the ECP and link to its website for further details. The ECP said that form 21, 22, and 23 could also be downloaded from its website.
The electoral rolls would also be present at the offices of district election commissioners or registration officers for the verification process.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on September 17 ordered the suspension of the delimitation of constituencies for local bodies’ polls in Sindh. The ECP heard a petition filed by Peoples Party’s Sindh chief Nisar Khuhro and Taj Haider in the Election Commission.
The ECP after hearing of the petition suspended the delimitation of constituencies in the province. The ECP had earlier issued a schedule for the delimitation of constituencies for local government elections in Sindh from September 09.
The Sindh government has demanded fresh delimitation of constituencies with the release of final figures of the population census.
In a previous meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, it was observed, “The data of the population census is a fundamental factor for delimitation of constituencies.”
“Government publication of the population census is necessary for the delimitation process”, the ECP session concluded. – TLTP

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