Election Commission to receive postal ballot applications by July 5

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has fixed July 5 as the last date for receiving applications regarding postal ballot for general election 2018.

As per sec (93) of the Election Act 2017, the out stationed voters, who cannot reach to the polling station in person, can cast their votes for the national and provincial assemblies through postal ballot.

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According to ECP official, this facility, as per the law, has been extended to the persons in government service, members of Armed Forces, their spouses 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 with any physical disability who are unable to travel and hold a National Identity Card with a logo for physical disability issued by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and the persons who are detained in prison or held in custody are also entitled to vote by postal ballot.

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 July 10, 2018.

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