Presidential election to be held on Sep 4
August 31, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Upcoming Presidential elections will be held by secret balloting on Tuesday (September 4). In this regard, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) chief election commissioner has asked presiding officers to ensure secrecy of ballot. Members of Senate, National and all provincial assemblies will not be allowed to carry out mobile phones or any other electronic device in the premises of the polling station. The president is elected by an electoral college comprising members of the Senate, National Assembly and four provincial assemblies. Voting is held through a secret ballot. Ordinarily, the presidential election is held either a month after the General Election, or at least a month before the expiry of the president's tenure. Schedule for presidential election: Aug 27, upto 12pm: Filing of nomination papers with presiding officers in Islamabad, and with each PO in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta Aug 29, at 10am: Scrutiny of nomination papers by Returning Officer in Islamabad Aug 30, up to 12pm: Withdrawal of candidate before RO in Islamabad Sept 4, 10am-4pm: Polling day. Elections will take place at Parliament House, Islamabad; Provincial Assembly Building; Lahore, Provincial Assembly Building, Karachi; Provincial Assembly Building, Peshawar; and the Provincial Assembly Building, Quetta.