Islamabad (October 20, 2018): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has linked over 90 per cent polling stations of three constituencies with Result Transmission System (RTS).
According to ECP sources, more than ninety per cent polling stations of three constituencies- NA-247, PS-111 and KP-71- are linked with the RTS to get rapid results.
By-elections for National Assembly constituency NA-247 in Karachi and the provincial assembly seats PS-111 Karachi and PK-71 Peshawar are to take place on Sunday.The data of the concern presiding officers and polling schemes have already been handed over to National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) for the use of RTS.
The RTS experiments got success in the first phase of the by-election and results of the 35 constituencies have been announced till the midnight 2: pm by the help of RTS.
Overseas Pakistanis Excluded from By-poll
Overseas Pakistanis will not be able to vote in the second round of by-elections scheduled for Oct 21 because they were never registered by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), an ECP official said.Overseas Pakistanis had been entitled to vote for 35 constituencies in the by-elections held on Oct 14. The decision in this regard was taken on the directives of the Supreme Court by the ECP and trialled for the first time. Out of the 7,364 overseas Pakistani who registered for the programme, 6,233 had polled their votes through an I-voting software.
The ECP had decided to include the votes cast by the overseas Pakistanis in the first round of by-poll results after consulting with the National Database and Registration Authority authorities.
Facilitation Centre Sets Up
The Election Commission of Pakistan has set up facilitation centre for October 21 by-election on a national assembly and two provincial assembly seats.
The facilitation centre will work continue from 8: am to 6: pm on the polling day. ECP has also cancelled employees holidays.
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The voters of the concern constituencies can get the information regarding votes and results while election commission has issued telephone number for contact on the polling day as well.