Vote-checking through SMS from March 1

ISLAMABAD: Eligible voters can verify the status of their votes in the new computerised voter lists by sending an SMS to 8300 via mobile phone from anywhere, any time across the country, an official of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said. The official said that from March 1, the registered voters would be able to check the status of their votes and particulars through short messaging services (SMS) by just paying Rs 2 per SMS. As per procedure, an adult person by just sending his Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) number to 8300 will subsequently receive a message of around 160 characters in Urdu. It will have the name, village/city, tehsil and district of the particular voter, location (electoral area) and serial number of vote registered in the preliminary electoral rolls, he said. The house number of voters will be kept confidential to ensure privacy and avoid misuse of the service, he said. He said after the introduction of the new service, it would be the responsibility of every eligible voter to make sure that his/her vote had been registered and to report any discrepancy to the ECP.

How to check Vote Status:

  • SMS your CNIC to 8300
  • You will get a reply with your vote status
  • Service Charges: Rs. 2 plus tax

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  • Sajid Qureshi

    Good effort