ECP Announced Public Holiday on Pakistan’s General Election 2018 on July 25
Public Holiday will be observed on July 25 in Pakistan on General Election 2018 . Pakistan’s General Elections 2018 are scheduled to be held in on 25th July and there will be public holiday across the country.
It’s a time to form a new government in Pakistan and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all the preparation for the general election 2018. The general election 2018 is schedule to take place on 25th July.
ECP has issued final list of candidates, and as per the list 3,675 contestants are in the electoral arena for the National Assembly’s seats, 1,696 candidates are contesting from Punjab: 760 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; 872 from Sindh; and 303 are in the field from Balochistan for the lower house of the Parliament.
The National Assembly has 342 members’ seats, 272 are directly elected, 60 seats are reserved for women and 10 are open to religious minorities.
If any political party wants victory in election it needs at least 172 seats to form a majority government the national level and also has the right to choose a prime minister.
The lists of registered voters have been finalized by the ECP, a total of 105.96 million voters out of total population of nearly 200 million people are included in the election 2018.
The majority of the opinion polls hint that Pakistan Muslim League (N) will lead with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) being the close second.
There are nearly 122 political parties that are enlisted for the election here is the list of enlisted parties that are to compete on 25th July, 2018.
ECP has also collaborated with NADRA to provide easy to voters and has launched SMS service so that the voters can easily check their registration status from anywhere.
Voters can check their vote status to participate in the Election 2018 by sending a text message by writing the number of their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) without dash in the message and send it to 8300.
The Pakistan’s General Elections 2018 will be held on Wednesday, 25th July across the country and the polling will start from 8am to 6pm. On the occasion of election there will be a public holiday on Wednesday, 25th July 2018 in Pakistan so that the voters can easily cast their votes.
According to sources this is the first time in electoral history of Pakistan that the polling duration has been extended across the board.
ECP said that in a situation of extreme emergency on the day of the election the polling time will be extended.
If you are a voter and do not know how to cast vote you can find the complete information at the image below:
Earlier the Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to introduce the Electronic Voting machines till the next poll in 2018 but now failed to introduce them.
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