According to a public notice issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the attention of all overseas Pakistanis residing in New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati is hereby invited to the following provision of Section 27 of the Election Act 2017:
27. Place of residence.
(1) Save as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall be deemed to be resident in an electoral area if his temporary or permanent address in the National Identity Card (NIC) issued by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) lies in the said electoral area.
(2) A person who is in the service of Pakistan may apply to the Registration Officer for enrolment in the electoral area in which he temporarily resides for being in the service of Pakistan.
(3) The spouse and children of the person in the service of Pakistan may apply to the Registration Officer for enrollment in the electoral area in which such person is enrolled under sub-section (2).
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section or any provision of this chapter, the registration of a voter at an address other than the permanent or temporary address mentioned in his National Identity Card (NIC) shall remain valid till he applies for transfer of his vote or for modification or renewal of his National Identity Card in which case vote shall be registered according to the
temporary or permanent address mentioned in the National Identity Card: Provided that this sub-section (4) including this proviso shall stand omitted on 31 st December, 2018.
If your residence address and electoral area are different than please download form 21 from www.ecp.gov.pk and after duly filling in the form 21, send it to the District Election Commission/Registration Officers of your respective District before 31 December, 2018. All District Election Commission/Registration Officers address and contact details are available below.