Election Commission of Pakistan Initiates Drive for Verification of Voters

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) started a door-to-door drive to verify voters before the onset of the next elections in the country.  The drive began on Sunday and is expected to be completed by December 6th, 2021. The list will enable the holding of transparent general elections in Pakistan that are due in 2023.

The timeline for the preparation of this voter list is as under:

  • Voter list verification process deadline: 6th December, 2021
  • Data entry starts: 5th January, 2022
  • Display of lists for claims and objections: 26th January, 2022
  • Last date for submitting objection or claims by citizens: 24th February, 2022
  • Time given to authorities for making corrections in the lists: 45 days
  • Media campaign by ECP to create awareness about the election: till 11th March, 2022
  • Printing of final electoral rolls: 13th April, 2022 (20 days)

Pakistan has currently 121 million registered voters. The list of these voters was issued on 5th November 2021. According to the list, the number of registered voters under the age of 35 is nearly 45.84% (55.57m), the number of voters between the ages 46-55 years is 14.25% (17.27m) and the number of voters registered between the ages 56-65 years is 9.06% (10.98m).

The ECP also announced that it has already made all the necessary arrangements for conducting local government elections in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and they will happen according to their schedule.

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