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ELECTION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN
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PRESS RELEASE

ECP INAUGURATES SMS FACILITY TOMORROW

 Islamabad, the 28th February 2012.-     The Election Commission of

Pakistan (ECP) is launching the World’s biggest voters’ Short Message

Service (SMS) of 85 million voters throughout the country on 29th

February 2012 at 11:00 AM. The ceremony will be held in the ECP’s

Secretariat Islamabad.

 

By using this service, the eligible voters would be able to send

Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number on 8300 and in

response, the voter would get the voting details like CNIC No.,

Electoral Area name, Block Code, Tehsil/District and Serial Number.

 

In order to protect the privacy of a voter, the name, parentage and

home address would not be shown in the SMS.

 

This hi-tech technology has got various advantages like voter could

get all the information regarding his/her vote within seconds. This

service would minimize the possibility of errors in the Final

Electoral Rolls. Apart from the display centres, this service could be

considered as Virtual Display Centres where the voters sitting

anywhere in the country, be able to check his/her vote’s detail.

 

Now it is the duty of every responsible citizen/eligible voter to use

this state-of-the-art mobile technology by verifying his/her voting

information to ensure credible, transparent and error-free Electoral

Rolls.