The Balochistan Provincial Election Commissioner, Sharifullah, has taken a significant step to promote public participation in the electoral process by extending the deadline for voter registration, transfers, and data validation. This decision aligns with the Election Commission’s efforts to facilitate the public’s engagement in the upcoming elections.
During a meeting with representatives from various political parties, Sharifullah emphasized the importance of this decision. The new deadline has been set for October 28, granting eligible voters an additional three days to ensure the accuracy of their registration data, transfer their votes, or make necessary corrections. This extension aims to encourage citizens to effectively exercise their voting rights.
To register, transfer, or correct their voting information, citizens can simply send their CNIC number to 8300. Additionally, for any necessary corrections, they can visit their respective District Election Commissioner’s office.
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The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced that local body elections will be held in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, on November 30th.
Virtually all major political parties are gearing up to participate in these upcoming local elections.
It’s worth noting that while local body elections took place across Balochistan last year, elections in Lasbella and Quetta districts were postponed due to a phased approach, which was necessitated by devastating floods and security concerns.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 26th2023.
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