Voting is one of the most critical ways by which individuals can influence the government decision making. Today we are giving you the procedure of elections that How you can cast your vote in Pakistan.
You must remember that before the day of elections, you must confirm your electoral area details. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has launched a verification service for registered voters. The service can be used via single Short Message Service (SMS) from any network, the eligible voter can easily verify his registration by sending Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number on 8300 without “-”, i.e. digits only. The reply would be having information like CNIC No. and Electoral Area name.
How you can cast your vote in Pakistan
Following are the things you should know about elections.
Ballot – action or system of secret voting
CNIC – National Identity Card provided to the citizen by the government
Candidate – A person who is nominated for a political office
Citizen – Connotes membership in a political society to which a duty of permanent allegiance is implied.
Constituency – a body of individuals entitled to elect a representative to a legislative or another representative body
Democracy – a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation
Steps you need to take while casting vote in Pakistan:
- Get the Ballot Paper from the Presiding Officer
- you have to go behind the curtain and stamp your vote for your desired candidate
- After you cast your vote, fold the ballot papers and put the green ballot paper in the green box and the white ballot paper in a white box
- After casting your vote, you will walk out of the Polling Station