ECP gets global award for SMS voter information

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STAFF REPORT IBD:The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has won two prestigious international awards on introducing the state-of-the-art mobile technology to provide voter list information through SMS service in the 2013 General Elections.


The Global Conference on Electoral Reforms in the 21st Century has recently been held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which was attended by representatives of the Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from all corners.


The conference was organised by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS), a well reputed international organisation specialist in elections and all EMBs its member.


The most attractive segment of the global conference was the award ceremony that was introduced for the first time to acknowledge and recognise the efforts being done by any EMB of the respective country. Pakistan has proudly won 2 prestigious International Awards on introducing the state-of-the-art mobile technology to provide voter lists over SMS in 2013 General Elections.


A tele-density of 120 million mobile users in the country, this technology enabled them to see 90 million voters over SMS.


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Published in: Volume 04 Issue 49

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