ECP extends registration date for overseas Pakistani voters


ISLAMABAD (Capital TV) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Friday extended the date for registration of overseas Pakistani voters from September 15 to September 17.

According to an ECP official, overseas Pakistanis have been asked to register themselves as voters by due date for having right of vote in by-polls in 37 constituencies on October 14.

He said that all registered overseas Pakistanis voters would have the right of to cast vote in the upcoming by-elections through i-voting system.

He said that a letter has been written to the secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs to direct the Pakistani missions abroad to educate overseas Pakistanis regarding registration process and right of their vote in by-elections in their respective constituencies.

He said that the ECP will deliver stipulated time voting passport to overseas Pakistanis to avail the opportunity of i-voting for casting their vote in the by-elections.

The official added the commission will generate voting passport system for registered overseas Pakistanis on October 14 and all eligible voters can cast their vote during Pakistan Standard Time from 8am to 6pm on polling day.