ECP estimates Rs15mn for i-voting in next polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday estimated Rs15 million price for the train to permit the abroad Pakistanis to solid their votes by the internet-voting system within the subsequent normal elections. 

Based on the sources, the ECP had submitted a pilot undertaking report for i-voting within the parliament at the moment (Monday). The parliament would finalize its suggestions concerning the i-voting course of after reviewing the report.

It’s pertinent to say right here that ECP, on October 15 had revealed that 84 per cent of registered e-voters used their proper to vote within the by-elections on Sunday (Oct 14).

As many as 5117 voters had solid their votes for Nationwide Meeting whereas 1016 polled for his or her desired candidates for provincial assemblies. For the primary time, expats had exercised their proper to franchise in a by-election by i-voting.

The ECP had issued passwords to 7,364 abroad voters to make use of it for i-voting course of for the by-elections. It must be famous that solely 7,419 expatriates out of the full 632,000 registered to avail the ability provided to them for the primary time within the nation’s electoral historical past.

Nevertheless an ECP official had mentioned that an quantity of Rs95 million was incurred on the train to permit the abroad Pakistanis to solid their votes by i-voting.

He had mentioned the most important chunk was spent on growth of i-voting software program and added that every vote solid by abroad Pakistanis within the by-elections price the nationwide exchequer over Rs15,000.

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