By election: vote count begins in 35 constituencies as polling time ends
LAHORE (92 News) – The voting of by elections concluded after polling time ended for 35 constituencies of National and provincial assemblies on Sunday at 5pm.
As per details, the vote count began after the polling concluded. Polling commenced at 8AM and concluded at 5AM, with 370 candidates, including some political bigwigs opting for assembly seats.
Voting concluded at 5PM with the Election Commission of Pakistan announcing that the time for polling would not be extended. According to ECP rules, the announcement of results will begin from 6PM.
As many as 375 candidates are in the race for the by-elections. Over 7,400 polling stations have been set up for the by polls. Of these, 1,727 have been categorized as highly sensitive.
Sensitive polling stations are being supervised through CCTV cameras.
The by-elections is being conducted for 11 each seats of National and provincial assemblies in Punjab, nine seats of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and two each seats of Sindh and Balochistan.
Overseas Pakistanis casted their vote for the first time in the by-polls. The ECP has established a control room for the guidance of Overseas Pakistanis. In a statement, the ECP advised the overseas Pakistanis, who have not yet received voting password, to contact the control room at 0092512778899.
It said that voters would not be allowed to cast their votes without password.