ECP extends polling time for LB polls in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday extended polling time for local bodies (LB) elections in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

The ECP has decided that the polling timings will be from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm without any interruption on November 30.

According to ECP, the decision has been taken keeping in view voters convenience so that maximum locals can come to exercise their voting right.

The process of filing nomination papers for local government elections in ICT began on October 26. Scrutiny of nomination papers was conducted from November 01 to the 04, while appeals about them can be filed on the Nov 5th and 6th. Appeals will be disposed of from Nov the 7th to 9th.

Candidates can withdraw their candidature on Nov 10th and final list of contesting candidates with symbols allotted to them will be published the following day. Polling for the local government elections in ICT will be held on November 30, while results will be declared on December 03.