ECP seeks bids for procurement of 400 EVMs

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ISLAMABAD, July 11 (APP): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought bids for the purchase of 400 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for conduct of Pilot Project in bye-election for National Assembly or Provincial Assembly Constituencies.

ECP has asked the contractors to submit samples of machines to the Commission till July 20, said a notification issued here.

A parliamentary panel on electoral reforms had directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to procure electronic voting machines (EVMs) by September 2016 for experimental use with a view for formal deployment.

“If the experiment is successful, next general elections will be held through electronic voting, Zahid Hamid, chairman of the Sub-Committee had observed.