Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan 10% of adults in Pakistan perceive themselves to be eligible but not registered to vote. Lack of interest (39%) and lack of time (35%) are seen as major causes for non registration of votes.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “What is the major reason that your vote is not registered?” Responding to this lack of interest (39%) and lack of time (35%) emerge as the two major reasons.
Other reasons mentioned are: Unfamiliarity with procedure to register (7%); change of residence (6%); staying or working away from permanent home address (5%) and other miscellaneous reasons (4%).
Question: “What is the major reason that your vote is not registered?
The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2726 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during December 11 – December 17, 2011. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.
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Gilani research Foundation
Ms. Fatima Idrees