Postal balloting likely to see surge

MULTAN: Multan Deputy Election Commissioner Shakeel Ahmed said there was a significant interest among people to avail the postal ballot service to cast their votes for General Elections 2018.

He added that a large number of government employees and people with disabilities were contacting the election commission office to avail the service and seek information. He expressed these views while speaking to the media in Multan on Tuesday.

He maintained that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) set July 5 and July 10 as the deadline for submission of forms with the respective returning officers.

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He pointed out that government employees engaged in performing duties would submit forms by July 10. However, other employees would submit their forms by July 5.

“There is no need to install tickets on postal form envelops as ECP has signed an agreement with Pakistan Post,” he mentioned.  The election commission would pay postal dues soon after the elections to the Pakistan Postal Service.

Shakeel Ahmed said that employees, people with disabilities and prisoners would post forms, available with ROs or election commission offices, to their respective ROs.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2018.

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