ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday has made operational the Results Transmission System (RTS) and Result Management System (RMS) for by-election 2018. After completing the results of election, the ECP will announce the successful candidates. Returning officers will use the RMS system to send results to the ECP from 7,186 polling stations that are linked to the RTS system. A team of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is present in the ECP's headquarters in Islamabad to ensure smooth functioning of the RTS and RMS systems. Returning officers will use the RMS system to send results to the ECP from all the polling stations that are linked to the RTS system. The RTS software will start working when polling will be concluded. The voting for the by-elections on 35 constituencies of National and provincial assemblies started at 8am while all necessary arrangements have been made for the polling. The polling will end at 5 pm, however, after 5 pm only those voters, already present within polling station premises, will be permitted to cast their votes.