Chief Election Commissioner fixes last date for receipt of applications for postal ballot papers for Bye-Elections to National and Provincial Assemblies

Islamabad, July 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Chief Election Commissioner has fixed the last date for receipt of applications for postal ballot papers for Bye-Elections to the National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies from the following Constituencies as 6th August, 2013.

This facility, under the law, has been extended only to the persons in Government service, members of Armed Forces, holders of public offices, their wives and such of their children as are registered voters and ordinarily reside with them provided they are stationed at a place other than the place in which their constituency is situated. Persons detained in prison or held in other custody are also entitled to vote by postal ballot:

                         National Assembly of Pakistan

1    NA-1 Peshawar-I           9             NA-83 Faisalabad-IX

2    NA-5 Nowshera-I          10             NA-103 Hafizabad-II

3    NA-13 Swabi-II           11             NA-129 Lahore-XII

4    NA-25 D.I.Khan-cum-Tank  12             NA-177 Muzaffargarh-II

5    NA-27 Lakki Marwat       13             NA-235 Sanghar-II

6    NA-48 Islamabad-I        14             NA-237 Thatta

7    NA-68 Sargodha-V         15             NA-254 Karachi-XVI

8    NA-71 Mianwali-I         16             NA-262 Killa Abdullah

Provincial Assembly of Punjab                Provincial Assembly of Sindh

1    PP-6 Rawalpindi-VI                             1        PS-12 Shikarpur-II

2    PP-51-Faisalabad-I                             2        PS-64 Mirpurkhas-I

3    PP-118 M.B.Din-III                             3        PS-95 Karachi-VII

4    PP-123 Sialkot-III                             4        PS-103 Karachi-XV

5    PP-142 Lahore-VI                        Provincial Assembly of KPK

6    PP-150 Lahore-XIV                              1        PK-23 Mardan-I

7    PP-161 Lahore-XXV                              2        PK-27 Mardan-V

8    PP-193 Oakara-IX                               3        PK-42 Hangu-I

9    PP-210 Lodhran-IV                              4        PK-70 Bannu-I

10   PP-217 Khanewal-VI                      Provincial Assembly of Balochistan

11   PP-243 D.G.Khan-IV                             1        PB-29 Nasirabad-II

12   PP-247 Rajanpur-I                              2        PB-32 Kachhi-III

13   PP-254 Muzaffargarh-IV                         3        PB-44 Lasbela-I

14   PP-289 R.Y.Khan-V

15   PP-292 R.Y.Khan-VIII

2. The last date in this behalf for such polling personnel and police personnel as are posted at a polling station other than one at which they are entitled to cast their vote, has been fixed as 13th August, 2013.

Persons who are appointed to act as Presiding Officers, Assistant Presiding Officers and Polling Officers and the Police Personnel who are assigned duties at the polling stations, are advised to apply for postal ballot by the 13th August, 2013 by which time their appointments as polling personnel are expected to have been finalized and the fact of their appointment indicated to them.

3. Applications for postal ballot should be made on the prescribed Form with the Returning Officer concerned of the constituency. Application Forms for postal ballot can be obtained from the said Returning Officer.

4. The voters to whom postal ballots are issued will not be entitled to vote in person at the polling stations.

5. The application should be forwarded/endorsed by the office/ department of the voter concerned to guard against unauthorized person applying for postal ballot.

For more information, contact:
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Election Commission of Pakistan Secretariat
Election House, Constitution Avenue G-5/2,
Tel: +9251 920 1975, +9251 920 6062
Fax: +9251 920 5402, +9251 920 5300

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