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ECP clarifies requirements for votes to be valid | Pakistan

People counting votes. Photo: AFP/ File

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) clarified on Monday as to what would rely as a valid or an invalid vote when the nation goes to  polls on July 25.

As per the electoral physique, a poll paper will be invalid if:

– It’s lacking the official code mark or assistant presiding officer’s signature

– It’s lacking ECP’s watermark

– It’s lacking the official nine-matrix seal

– It has a paper or the rest hooked up to it

– It has stamps on a couple of candidate’s election symbols

– The stamp seems equally in a couple of candidates’ packing containers

However, ECP defined a poll paper will be counted as a valid vote if the stamp seems in a number of packing containers however a outstanding portion of it’s in a specific candidate’s field.

Multiple stamps on the image of a specific candidate, in addition to stamps on each the image and the identify of a candidate may also be counted as a valid vote, the ECP additional clarified.

Polling will begin at 8am and conclude at 6pm — a complete of 10 hours uninterrupted.

This is the primary time the polling period has been prolonged by an hour throughout the board within the nation’s electoral historical past.  

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