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Postal Ballot for Election 2018

(1) Download and fill in the above form (Form of application for the postal ballot)
(2) The Application should be forwarded/endorsed by the office/department of the voter concerned to guard against unauthorized person applying for postal ballot.
(3) The form of application indicates the name of the applicant, his/her father’s name, or, in the case of female applicant, the name of her father or husband, N.I.C. number in addition to the address and serial number of the elector in the electoral roll, (with part thereof i.e. male, female) alongwith the name of electoral area where he/she is registered as voter. The number and name of the constituency of the elector has also to be given in the application.
(4) The application should be filed or sent by post under the signature or thumb impression of the applicant with the Returning Officer of the constituency, where the elector has been registered as a voter. Such applications should, in no case, be addressed to the Election Commission Secretariat at Islamabad or the Provincial Election Commissioners.
(5) The Returning Officers will send a postal ballot paper to an applicant making a request for it, together with one large envelop marked “B” addressed to himself; one small envelope marked “A” and declaration form accompanied by printed instructions for the guidance of applicant.
(6) Persons entitled to vote by postal ballot should file their applications with the respective Returning Officers for the National Assembly constituency and the Provincial Assembly constituency separately for each election.
(7) An elector, who has received a postal ballot paper and desires to vote, shall record his vote on the ballot by writing, in a legible hand, the name of the candidate, for whom he/she wishes to vote. For this purpose, a blank space has been provided on the postal ballot paper
(8) An elector, after writing the name of the candidate of his/her choice on the postal ballot, will place it in the smaller envelope marked “A” and will close it and secure it by the seal or otherwise.
(9) The elector shall sign the declaration in the prescribed form in the presence of a Gazetted Officer or a Commissioned Officer to whom he/she will be personally known or to whose satisfaction he/she has been identified, and his/her signature attested by such officer.
(10) After the elector has signed the declaration and got his/her signature attested, he/she will put the declaration form and the smaller envelop marked “A” containing the ballot paper into the larger cover marked “B” and will send, after closing the larger cover, to the Returning Officer concerned by post.
(11) It must be noted that a postal ballot paper will be rejected if it is not accompanied by a duly attested and certified Declaration.
(12) Those applying for a postal ballot should also note that if the envelop “B” containing the declaration and the envelop “A” with ballot paper in it, reaches the Returning Officer after the date and time fixed for consolidation of the statements of the count, the vote will not be counted.
(13) If an elector is illiterate or is unable, through physical infirmity, to write the name of candidate of his/her choice on a postal ballot paper and sign the declaration, he/she shall be entitled to have his/her vote recorded and his/her declaration signed by Gazetted Officer or a Commissioned Officer.

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