The ECP knowledgeable Punjab authorities that 205,000 Digital Voting Machines could be required for holding the native authorities elections within the province.
The ECP’s assembly presided over by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja deliberated holding LG elections and finishing up delimitation of constituencies of Punjab for holding LG elections.
The Punjab authorities was apprised that the fee has no objection on use of expertise together with EVMs throughout the LG elections in province – if the federal or provincial authorities manufacture these machines by themselves.
It was additionally advised by the Election Fee that pilot testing of those EVMs might be executed in some Village and Neighborhood Councils. The provincial authorities was requested to think about these options.
The ECP additional clarified that in response to the legislation, elections have to be held inside 120 days after the dissolution of native governments, subsequently buy of EVMs inside 120 days was not attainable. If the ECP has to obtain the machines from the market, then the procurement will probably be executed in accordance with all the principles and laws.