Over 105 million people eligible to vote in 2018 general election: ECP


More than 105,955,000 people will be eligible to vote in the general election this year, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said on Wednesday.

According to the data released by the commission, the electoral roll includes 59,224,000 male voters and 46,731,000 female.

As expected, Punjab with more than 60 million has the highest number of voters in the country.

In Sindh, the total number of voters is 22 million, followed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa with 15 million, Balochistan four million and the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with 2.5 million voters.

The statistics were revealed hours after the national electoral authority issued a draft of the polling scheme for the upcoming general polls.

The draft outlines constituency-wise details of polling stations including the number of polling booths and voters assigned to each station.

As per the polling scheme announced by the ECP, as many as 86,436 polling stations will be set up for the elections throughout the country, including 48,667 in Punjab and 18,647 in Sindh, 14,655 in Fata and K-P, and 4,467 polling stations will be established in Balochistan.

Earlier this week, the commission recommended holding upcoming general elections between July 25 and July 27 under Section 57 (1) of the Elections Action Act 2017 in a summary forwarded to President Mamnoon Hussain.

The incumbent government will complete its term on May 31.


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