App brings election information at the swipe of a finger

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On National Voter’s Day, 7 December 2017, the President of Pakistan,  Mr. Mamnoon Hussain and Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new tool bringing voters the information they need, when they need, at their fingertips at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Click ECP is a mobile phone app that Pakistani voters can download for free for Android or iOS, and receive up-to-the-minute information to help them become engaged and informed participants in the electoral process.

Using the app, voters can check their polling station details using the UNDP-supported GIS geomapping service, learn how to update their details on the electoral roll, learn about election laws, political parties and their symbols, and updated election results.

Through Click ECP, the ECP and UNDP continue to explore new avenues to share knowledge and create a better understanding of the electoral process. With more than 100 million mobile phone users in Pakistan, this technology has the potential to harness change at the grassroots, keep the public informed and help them stay actively engaged and informed in all stages of the electoral process.

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Using the Click ECP, voters can access the following information:

About ECP

Introduces the ECP and gives an overview of its role and responsibilities.

Voters’ Section

Enables users to check their polling station details using geomapping, and gives guidelines on how voters can change their addresses in the electoral roll.

New Initiatives

Explores the ECP’s latest initiatives to strengthen the electoral process, e.g. GIS polling scheme, tests of electronic voting machines, biometric voter verification and the UNDP-supported results management system.

Election

Provides updated election results, as well as the text of the Election Act 2017, election rules, detailed information about political parties and election symbols, voter statistics and gender-related initiatives.

Media

Publishes press releases, notifications, images and video galleries.

Contact

Gives contact details and geo-locations of ECP field offices nationwide.

The English version of the app is now available to download for free on the Google Play Store. An Urdu version of the app will be released in 2018.

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