ECP declares CNIC mandatory for casting vote in elections

April 30, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared Computerized National Identity Card mandatory for casting vote in the general elections.

A spokesman of the Commission said no person would be allowed to cast vote in the polling station without having original computerized national identity card and no other document including the copy of the CNIC‚ passport and driving license would be acceptable for casting vote. To a question‚ the spokesman said as per election laws‚ anyone having expired Computerized National Identity Cards can cast his/her vote.

He said that the main purpose of the CNIC is the identification of the voter‚ which it would serve even after expiry.