ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 19th Augst,2016) : The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has fixed September 5th as the last date for receipt of applications for postal ballot papers for by elections in National Assembly Constituency, NA-162 Sahiwal-III. According to a notification issued here on Friday, the facility, under the law, has been extended only to the persons in government service, members of armed forces, holders of public offices, their wives and such of their children as are registered voters and ordinarily reside with them provided they are stationed at a place other than the place in which their home constituency is situated.
Persons detained in prison or held in other custody are also entitled to vote by postal ballot. The last date for postal ballot application for polling personnel and police personnel as are posted at a polling station other than one at which they are entitled to cast their vote, has been fixed as September 9, 2016. Persons who are appointed to act as presiding officers, assistant presiding officers and polling officers and police personnel who are assigned duties at the polling stations, can apply for postal ballot by September 9, 2016 by which time their appointments as polling personnel are expected to have been finalized and the fact of their appointment indicated to them.
Applications for postal ballot should be submitted on the prescribed form with the Returning officer concerned of the constituency. Applications forms for postal ballot can be obtained from the said returning officer. The voters to whom postal ballots are issued will not be entitled to vote in person at the polling stations.