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General Elections 2018: Votes to be cast on watermarked ballot papers

News Summed Up 2018-04-15 05:30:00

ECP fixes April 24 as deadline for reviewing electoral rollsFor the upcoming general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to use watermarked ballot papers, for which the paper would be purchased from France, reported a local media outlet on Sunday. According to reports, the special paper will be provided in June 2018 after which the printing process will start. Sources said that the ECP has paid an advance amount for the purchase, with the printing process costing over Rs610 million. Meanwhile, the ECP has also fixed April 24 as the deadline for reviewing electoral rolls, whereby entry, transfer and cancellation of votes are allowed until the deadline. People can get details of their votes by sending an SMS with their Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) number to 8300.