Articles Tagged “Technology in Elections”

  • Pakistan's election commission uses SMS service for voters

    Pakistan’s Election Commission uses SMS service to facilitate voters

    For the first time in Pakistan, the country’s Election Commission used SMS service to alert voters of a constituency about their polling center, vote number and other important information required to cast their vote. According to EC, Pursuant to the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court regarding issuing of “Purchies” to voters or any other mode providing voting information necessary for casting vote, the Election Commission of Pakistan with the assistance of NADRA, has pushed to 138,000 voters of the NA-151 Multan-IV information about name of voters, Block Codes, polling stations’ names and numbers, Serial Numbers (Silsila Numbers) at their cell/mobile numbers through SMS to facilitate the voters.