Proposals for Electoral Reforms

PILDAT Policy Brief No. 2

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Publication No: ER-042

Rs 3,000  

This Policy Brief includes proposals regarding computerized Electoral Roll and enrollment as a Voter at the time of making of Computerised National Identification Cards (CNICs) using NADRA’s expertise. The Brief contains proposals about placing checks on the office of the President and the Governors from influencing the electoral process. The disclosure and declarations by the candidates should be made public before every election, demands CGEP while offering proposals for an inclusive method of appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and the need for changing the eligibility criteria for the post of the CEC. The Election Commission should compose of permanent members, the CGEP proposes while advocating reforms such as live posting of polling stations wise(progressive) voting results on the ECP website; an agreed Code of Conduct by political parties; strict compliance of Laws by the ECP to control Government influence; setting up of a realistic ceiling on maximum election expenses and application of electoral rules and laws on all. The CGEP also proposes a system of appointing Election Observers from amongst public officials by the ECP in every district to ensure compliance of electoral rules and laws and to report back to the ECP in time for action.

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