Published on February 29th, 2012 | by Talha Dar4
Vote Verification by SMS Launched
The electoral rolls can now be verfied on SMS. The inaugration cermony of the service took place in ECP secretarist in Islamabad today.
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.
- Simply send your CNIC (without ‘-’ dashes) to 8300
- Example: Send “42201XXXXXXX1” to 8300
The reply you receive will include:
- Your CNIC Number
- Electoral Area
- Block Code
- Serial Number
SMS Charges of Rs. 2+ tax apply.
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. In case of any issue, the concerned should reach their district election commissioner to get his/her details corrected.