Election Commission sets date for postal ballot papers

Islamabad: Election Commission has fixed the last date for receipt of applications for postal ballot papers for Bye-Election to the Provincial Assembly of Punjab from Constituency No.PP-220 Sahiwal-I as 27th September, 2011.

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.

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 3rd October, 2011.

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 3rd October, 2011 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 of the constituency Deputy Election Commissioner, Sahiwal. 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, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 920 1975, +9251 920 6062
Fax: +9251 920 5402, +9251 920 5300