PR No. 271 Islamabad: September 30, 2016

The Election Commission of Pakistan takes different initiative to conduct General Election 2018, justly, fairly and in accordance with law, the detail is as under:

1. The Electoral Rolls are being updated as per already approved timeline by the Commission. The process of display of electoral rolls is going on smoothly and so far 14437 applications for additions, deletions and corrections have been received at display centers and this process will end on 10thOctober, 2016. All the application will be decided by the Registration Officers concerned on merit. The updated electoral rolls will be available in November, 2018.

2. Keeping in view the importance of civic and voter education, District Voter Education Committees under the chairmanship of District Election Commissioners concerned have been activated and training thereof is in progress across the country. Necessary guidelines for organizing civic and voter education programmes are being issued to ensure largest public participation in Elections 2018.

3. ECP is also procuring the list of officers of Federal and Provincial Governments for appointment of honest, efficient and trustworthy officers during the forthcoming General Elections 2018. The work on developing of manuals and handbooks for training of District Returning Officers, Returning Officers and polling staff have been started so that the quality of training could be ensured well before the election schedule.

4. The work on procurement of different essential items required in elections has also been started to ensure quality and timely procurement of election material.