The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked people to register their votes on their temporary or permanent address mentioned on their computerized national identity cards (CNIC) by March 31.
An ECP official has said that votes will be deemed ineffective for those who fail to register their votes with ECP on their CNIC address under the law.
The voters have a choice to register on either their temporary or permanent address on their CNIC.
He further said that the commission has asked the citizens to submit their forms with the concerned district election commissioner, assistant registration officer, or registration officer.
ECP has issued orders for a review of electoral rolls to help voters who could not transfer their votes get themselves registered on the CNIC address.
According to estimates, around eight to ten percent eligible voters have registered in the ECP on an address other than that mentioned on the CNIC.
The official also said that voters can acquire information by sending their CNIC number to ECP’s SMS service at 8300.