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ICT Elections FAQs: voting

Some key questions about voting in ICT local government elections are answered below.

Local Government System in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT)

After Pakistan came into being as an independent state on 14 August1947, the port city of Karachi was declared capital of the country. However, it was felt that a new and permanent capital city had to be built to reflect the diversity of the Pakistani nation.

The video highlights the importance and process of voter registration.

At the age of 18 years a person is eligible to accquire the computerized National Identity Card (CNIC). The CNIC is a prerequisite to register as a voter. A voter has to show his/her CNIC at the polling station to be allowed to cast vote.

This video explains how one can verify his/her vote by sending an SMS to 8300.

The video describes the process of voter registration. A form can be downloaded from website of the Election Commission  of Pakistan (ECP) (, or one can get it from nearest office of the ECP. The filled form needs to be submitted to office of the ECP.

Civic Education

Democracy at Local Level: an Over Review

Modern governance is associated with political participation of public in robust way.

Political Inclusion of Marginalized

Globally, it is identified that more than 50 countries have embraced democracy in the last 20 years and now struggle to consolidate democratic governance.

Voter Education Handbook

Voter Education Handbook with downloadable PDF Document.

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