So here’s some news for the Pakistani citizens living overseas. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday approved the use of i-voting system by overseas Pakistanis in the upcoming by-polls after the Supreme Court ruled that the system was ready for use!
The voter registration process starts on September 1st and overseas Pakistanis will be given 15 days to register themselves to vote on the ECP website or on overseasvoting.gov.pk. The registration ends on September 15th.
However it is important to understand that the overseas Pakistanis will only be able to vote in the constituencies their vote is registered in, and only those overseas Pakistanis who are already registered voters will be able to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming by-polls.
As per the apex court’s directive, the results of the i-voting will stay separated from the basic balloting process so that it could not affect the election results in case of any dispute.
This is a landmark decision that will affect the further processes in obvious ways.
Many congratulations to overseas Pakistanis today,”
said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, noting that it would be the first time that expat Pakistanis will be voting in a local election.