ECP to make final decision regarding ballot papers today ahead of Senate election

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

02nd Mar, 2021. 09:53 am
Electoral System Of Pakistan Senate Elections 2021

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will make the final decision about ballot papers on Tuesday for the upcoming Senate election.

As per the details, the decision will be taken whether ballot papers will be made identifiable or secret. The ECP is considering various proposals in this regard.

Moreover, the ECP is also considering suggestions for putting a secret bar code or an indication on the ballot paper.

Over 2,600 ballot papers will be printed for the Senate election.

Senate elections to be held through secret ballot

Senate elections will be held through secret ballot, the Supreme Court of Pakistan announced in its opinion on the presidential reference on open Senate vote.

As per the details, the majority verdict (4-1) of the apex court mentioned that elections of the upper house of the parliament are held under article 226 of the constitution of Pakistan. The majority verdict of the apex court also mentioned that all institutions should assist the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in arranging the elections.

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