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How to Verify Your Vote Via SMS



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Wondering how to verify your vote via SMS? Explore It Beyond has cleared your doubts in this post.

Eligibility Criteria for a voter

  • Be a citizen of Pakistan
  • Be at least eighteen years old
  • Possess a National Identity Card issued by the National Database and Registration Authority until the final day set for inviting claims, objections, or applications for preparing, revising, or correcting electoral rolls
  • Not be legally declared as mentally unsound by a competent court
  • Reside in the electoral area or be considered a resident under section 27.

Note: The National Identity Card issued by the National Database and Registration Authority remains valid for voter registration or casting votes in an election, even after its validity period expires.

How to verify your vote via SMS

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), in partnership with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), launched an SMS service enabling individuals to check their voting eligibility without any charges. By texting their CNIC number (without hyphens) to 8300, voters can instantly retrieve information about the registration location of their votes. This convenient service eliminates the need for physical presence, saving considerable time, and is particularly beneficial for Pakistanis residing abroad, offering them the same efficient access to these details.

Voters can also check where their votes are registered by sending a text to 8300 with their CNIC number without hyphens (-). The SMS service instantly provides you with comprehensive details about your vote, saving significant time and eliminating the need for physical presence. This convenience makes it well-suited for all Pakistanis residing abroad, offering the same advantages. An automated response will be received with the name of electoral area, block code and serial number.

NADRA sends out SMS alerts using numbers such as 8300, 8400, 8500, 7000, 9777, and 9888. So, pay attention to these messages as they provide details about government health programs, citizen verification, and other crucial info. They also assist with getting ID proof and accessing government support in tough times. Just follow the instructions in the text to check your vote online.

How to check voter registration via District Election Commissioner’s Office

Registered voters can personally verify their details by visiting the respective District Election Commissioner’s (DEC) office, where the complete electoral roll is accessible. The Election Commission’s website provides addresses and contact details of DEC offices across the four provinces for easy access.

Addresses of the REC’s / DEC’s Offices

NADRA also offer various online services for general public. You can learn how to check CNIC number with mobile number and NADRA family tree online and through SMS.

For more information about upcoming Elections 2024, check out ECP website.

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