Balochistan LG elections2022-Polling underway in 32 districts to elect 6259 representatives

 Voting started at 8am and will continue without any break till 5 pm at 5,226 polling stations across the province

Polling is underway in 32 districts of Balochistan for the local government elections 2022.  The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has made all the necessary arrangements for free, transparent, and peaceful lections. The police, FC and levies are deployed to maintain law and order and to provide peaceful atmosphere to voters.

According to Provincial Election Commission, the total number of registered voters in the 32 districts is 3,552,398 (3.55 million) with over 2,000,000 (2 million) male voters and 1,546,124 (1.54 million) female voters.

The voters will exercise their votes for seven Municipal Corporations, 49 Municipal Committees, and 838 Union Councils in these districts. There are 6,259 wards including 5,345 rural and 914 urban. In all Union Councils, 33% of seats have been reserved for women, 5% for farmers and workers, and 5% for minorities in the Local Government elections.

As many as 23,835 candidates will be contesting the elections. Similarly, 1,584 candidates have been elected unopposed on general seats and elections would be held in 4,456 remaining wards.

The Election Commission of Pakistan has set up 5,226 polling stations and 149 polling stations are improvised. At least 12,219 polling booths including 6,350 for males and 5,869 for females have been set up to facilitate voters. Out of these polling stations, 2,034 were declared most sensitive and 1974 sensitive where strict security arrangements are being made.

                                                                   Rukhsana Manzoor Deputy Editor

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