RAWALPINDI, Jan 31 (APP):The voters have been advised to get registered on CNIC address by Feb 28 as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had asked the voters to make sure their votes are registered either at the present or permanent addresses mentioned in their CNICs.
As per new election laws, a person will be deemed to be resident of an electoral area mentioned in the CNIC. This can be either the temporary or permanent address given in the CNIC.
According to District Election Commissioner
(DEC), Malik Saleem Akhtar, earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
had announced Dec 31 as the last date for getting addresses changed in the
The voters who want their votes to be
registered on their temporary addresses or get it changed from their temporary
to permanent addresses could avail the facility by the deadline which has been
extended to Feb 28.
As per new election laws, a person will be
considered to be resident of an electoral area mentioned in the CNIC. According
to clause 27 of elections Act 2017, this can be either the temporary or
permanent address given in the CNIC, he added.
The forms for correction/change
of address tagged “form-21” are available on the ECP website or can be obtained
from the office of district election commissioner in every district.
He informed that the proposed changes have
become necessary as the sub-clause added to the provision to help hold July 25
general elections expired on December 31. All such voters who would need to
change their addresses will have to submit duly filled form-21 with the office
of district election commissioner in person or through their authorized
representative, he added.