PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Thursday asked registered voters in the province to check tentative electoral lists for necessary corrections.
According to it, the lists have been put up at its display centres since May 21 for the people with computerised national identity cards (CNICs) to check their names and addresses for corrections or objections/
The Public Relations Department of the ECP, KP, said electoral rolls would remain on display by June 19.
According to it, the equipment and material required for corrections in lists have been handed over to the display centres across the province, including tribal districts.
Staff members of the centres have been imparted necessary training regarding their tasks.
The display centres total 3,082 with each having an in-charge.
“Any citizen with CNIC but his or her name not present on the list can fill the Form 15 and submit the same to the in-charge of the display centre for registration as a voter. In case of objection to any name in the list, the complainant can submit Form 16, while Form 17 can be submitted for correction in name or other details. The forms will be available at display centres free of charge,” the ECP department said.
The department said the ECP had appointed 136 reviewing officers for the purpose. It also provided the facility of SMS service for the purpose to enable people to send a message on 8300 by submitting their CNIC numbers.
“In case of any quarry, the citizens can visit district election offices for assistance.”
The ECP department urged political parties and citizens to actively participate in the process for ensuring error-free electoral lists and free and fair elections.
Published in Dawn, May 27th, 2022