Elections Resut 2024 Pakistan: How to cast your vote?

The much anticipated general elections in Pakistan are going to be held on February 8, 2024, here is a step-by-step guide to vote and exercise your constitutional right.

The first step is to find out the polling station where you will cast your vote and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) SMS service has made it very easy for voters.

Send your Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number to 8300 and make sure to type all the digits without dash or dashes.

By sending your CNIC number, you will get block code, serial number, and region name.

Bringing your CNIC to the polling station is a very important part of the voting process because without your CNIC your voting is impossible and even a photocopy is not allowed for voting.

In addition, mobile phones are not allowed in the polling station, so it is recommended to keep your phone at home or in a safe place while voting.

However, there is no restriction on taking your fingerprint after leaving the polling station.

If you aim to avoid the long queue, try to arrive on time as the voting process will start at 8:00 am and continue until 5:00 pm.

Once you have waited your turn in the queue and it is your turn, the presiding officer will confirm your name and polling number.

The presiding officer will then mark it off the list to inform you that you have been awarded two votes.

It is important to note here that the Chairman’s signature and stamp on the back of both papers is mandatory as your vote will not be accepted without his stamp.

Two ballots will be given to you; The white ballot is for the provincial parliament; The green ballot is for the National Assembly.

The presiding officer will then mark your fingerprint on the electoral roll using a unique and indelible ink. This will be done to show that you have used your vote. This section of the ballot paper will be kept for record by the presiding officers.

A few things to make sure:

  • ECP Watermark
  • Official Nine Matrix Seal
  • No paper or anything else attached to it
  • Election symbols of more than one candidate are not stamped

When the presiding officer step is complete you will be taken to the polling station. It is your right to verify that there is no one else near you when you are there and to make sure that the ink is dry before covering the ballot papers after stamping them both.

Go to the polling stations and put the green ballots in the green box and the white ballots in the white box.

Now you have successfully exercised your right to vote.