Islamabad, January 23, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Election Commission has fixed the last date for receipt of applications for postal ballot papers for Bye-Elections to the Provincial Assemblies of Punjab and Sindh from the following Constituencies as 1st February, 2013.
This facility, under the law, has been extended only to the persons in Government service, members of Armed Forces, holders of public offices, their wives and such of their children as are registered voters and ordinarily reside with them provided they are stationed at a place other than the place in which their constituency is situated. Persons detained in prison or held in other custody are also entitled to vote by postal ballot:
PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF PUNJAB
1 PP-239 Vehari-VIII
PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH
1 PS-73 Jamshoro-cum- Dadu
2 PS-84 Thatta-I
3 PS-101 Karachi-XIII
4 PS-103 Karachi-XV
5 PS-113 Karachi-XXV
6 PS-115 Karachi-XXVII
2. The last date in this behalf for such polling personnel and police personnel as are posted at a polling station other than one at which they are entitled to cast their vote, has been fixed as 7th February, 2013.
Persons who are appointed to act as Presiding Officers, Assistant Presiding Officers and Polling Officers and the Police Personnel who are assigned duties at the polling stations, are advised to apply for postal ballot by the 7th February, 2013 by which time their appointments as polling personnel are expected to have been finalized and the fact of their appointment indicated to them.
3. Applications for postal ballot should be made on the prescribed Form with the Returning Officer concerned of the constituency. Application Forms for postal ballot can be obtained from the said Returning Officers.
4. The voters to whom postal ballots are issued will not be entitled to vote in person at the polling stations.
5. The application should be forwarded/endorsed by the office/ department of the voter concerned to guard against unauthorized person applying for postal ballot.
For more information, contact:
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Election Commission of Pakistan Secretariat
Election House, Constitution Avenue G-5/2,
Tel: +9251 920 1975, +9251 920 6062
Fax: +9251 920 5402, +9251 920 5300