May 142013
 

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2013 – Based on data gathered by Free and Fair Election Network observers at polling stations showing impossible voter turnout greater than 100%, FAFEN called on the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to release all polling station Statements of the Count (Form XIV) to the public on its website before certifying any final election results in any constituency.

The voter turnout was more than 100% in at least 49 polling stations out of 8,119 polling stations sampled by FAFEN across Pakistan, according to Statements of the Count delivered so far by FAFEN observers.  

ECP must not include votes from these polling stations in calculations of constituency election results, and should consider re-polling in these stations.

At least 32 polling stations with greater than 100% turnout were in Punjab, 10 in Sindh, six in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and one in Balochistan.  The polling stations with impossible voter turnout figures included 19 female polling stations, 16 male stations and 14 combined (male and female) stations.

Voter turnout is calculated on the basis of the registered voters for each polling station as given on the ECP website http://ecp.gov.pk/PollingScheme.aspx.  Polling stations included in the analysis are only those in which presiding officers accurately calculated the total number of ballots as recorded on the Statement of the Count (Form XIV).

FAFEN has recommended since 2008 that ECP should void the results from any polling station where more ballots are cast than the number of registered voters, and should investigate highly improbable cases of voter turnout, such as those greater than 80%. 

 

Best practice for election transparency requires that polling station ballot counts and vote counts should be posted as quickly as possible on the ECP website, both as scans of the original forms and in data tables that can be scrutinized.  This information was made public by ECP for the first time many months after General Election 2008, based on persistent FAFEN advocacy.

 

Polling Stations with Greater than 100% Voter Turnout
Province NA Number PS Type Polling Station Number Number of Ballots Cast Number of Registered Voters % Voter Turnout
KP NA-5 M PS-155 1,275 807 157.99
NA-6 F PS-6 1,119 963 116.20
F PS-14 2,774 1,023 271.16
NA-7 M PS-113 854 832 102.64
NA-13 M PS-36 1,789 1,527 117.16
NA-24 M PS-219 1,364 1,017 134.12
Punjab NA-52 F PS-238 2,553 1,634 156.24
NA-71 C PS-57 1,024 790 129.62
NA-74 C PS-202 1,299 540 240.56
NA-94 C PS-149 1,390 751 185.09
NA-98 F PS-16 1,250 663 188.54
NA-101 M PS-15 1,150 1,067 107.78
NA-105 F PS-199 663 441 150.34
NA-115 M PS-10 1,632 1,057 154.40
NA-122 F PS-83 757 443 170.88
F PS-216 1,668 866 192.61
NA-124 M PS-145 1,049 803 130.64
NA-126 F PS-218 817 522 156.51
NA-127 C PS-154 1,209 783 154.41
NA-128 F PS-19 1,292 1,220 105.90
C PS-109 1,539 953 161.49
NA-130 F PS-35 1,122 1,090 102.94
M PS-77 966 956 101.05
F PS-210 1,073 811 132.31
NA-140 M PS-10 1,390 1,229 113.10
NA-142 M PS-8 1,155 672 171.88
F PS-57 623 455 136.92
NA-143 F PS-4 777 712 109.13
M PS-7 907 716 126.68
NA-147 F PS-12 1,021 841 121.40
NA-148 M PS-201 2,128 975 218.26
NA-151 F PS-109 1,223 1,222 100.08
NA-168 F PS-173 840 783 107.28
NA-175 C PS-56 1,200 1,144 104.90
C PS-103 1,025 937 109.39
NA-193 F PS-14 1,010 315 320.63
NA-195 M PS-88 1,520 1,321 115.06
NA-198 M PS-101 944 572 165.03
Sindh NA-200 M PS-1 876 833 105.16
NA-211 C PS-86 982 491 200.00
NA-217 M PS-3 1,254 1,161 108.01
NA-218 C PS-226 888 803 110.59
NA-226 C PS-132 1,068 752 142.02
NA-229 C PS-229 896 709 126.38
NA-242 F PS-2 1,484 1,230 120.65
F PS-80 2,508 1,349 185.92
NA-256 C PS-63 2,495 2,405 103.74
NA-257 C PS-129 1,210 828 146.14
Balochistan NA-262   PS-53 581 315 184.44

 

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Mohammad AbdulRahim

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