ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday extended the deadline for voter registration and information update from October 25 to Saturday (October 28).
The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja.
The Commissioner has called upon the general public to utilize this last opportunity to complete their registration, transfer, exclusion and ensure vote accuracy by October 28.
Furthermore, the electoral body also asked all eligible voters to verify their registration status in the voter lists by texting their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) to 8300 as the voter lists will be frozen after October 25.
After sending an SMS to 8300, an automatic response will be generated, giving information such as electoral area name, block code and serial number.
The ECP spokesperson said every registered voter has the option to verify their details by visiting the District Election Commissioner (DEC) office in their respective area, where the complete voter list is available.
Addresses and contact information of DEC offices in the four provinces can be found on the Election Commission’s website.
He mentioned that voters have to download Form-21 (for voter registration or transfer), Form-22 (to raise objections or address omissions in voting), and Form-23 (to correct personal details). There was an option to do it.
These forms can then be submitted to the appropriate offices of Form Registration Officers and Assistant Registration Officers.
He mentioned that citizens can get information by dialing the ECP helpline 051-8848888, where they will get responses from the tele-computerized system.
The Facilitation Desks operated by the Election Commission in Islamabad and its district-level offices are actively engaged in completing this task.
The Election Commission invoked the Elections Act, 2017 to freeze the voter lists on July 20, 2023. To simplify the process for the public, the lists were frozen from September 28 to October 25, 2023, allowing all eligible individuals to either. Register, withdraw or correct your information.