Check your Vote Registration
March 1, 2012 175 Comments
Election Commission of Pakistan announced, eligible voters can now verify the status of their votes in the new computerized voter lists prepared by Election Commission of Pakistan with the help of NADRA by just sending an SMS to a specific number from any mobile network via their mobile phones. This SMS based Vote Verification Service has been up an running for all the cell phone operators, throughout the country.
Election Commission also said that this SMS based Voters Verification service is world’s largest verification service of its kind so far. 85 million registered voters can check their records through a single SMS by using this service.
ECP also said that it has purposefully not included the voters’ name and home address to avoid any privacy violations. 55,000 display centres, mandated to correct mistakes in computerised voter lists, has also start functioning all over Pakistan. New Voter lists will be available for making corrections at these display centres across the country till March 20th, 2012. In case of record errors or mistake one can contact its concerned ECP Office or nearest display centre within given time.
How to Check your Vote Status?
- Go to Write Message on your Mobile Phone
- Write your CNIC (without dashes -)
- Send it to 8300
- Example: Send “3530241789240” to 8300
You will receive a reply with following information:
- Your CNIC Number
- Electoral Area, i.e. District, Tehsil and city/town/village
- Block Code
- Serial Number
Note: Reply message is likely to have words in Urdu (unicode). You may not be able to read the text message if your phone doesn’t support unicode.
SMS Charges for Vote Registration Information:
- SMS sent to 8300 will be charged @ Rs. 2/- +Tax per sms