- Web Desk
KP LG by-elections set for August 27
- Web Desk
- Aug 25, 2023
PESHAWAR: With preparations now finalized, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gears up for the upcoming local government by-elections scheduled for August 27. This electoral event will encompass 65 village and neighborhood councils across 21 districts.
The contest will revolve around six vacant neighborhood village councils in Peshawar, nine in Mardan, five in Charsadda, two in Khyber district, two in Kohat, five in Bannu, three in Lucky Marwat, seven in DI Khan, four in Battagram, four in Upper Dir, three in Lower Dir and Bajaur, three in Swat, two in Shangla, and one each in Tank, Abbottabad, Haripur, Torghar, and Malakand.
In anticipation of this event, a total of 256 polling stations have been erected throughout the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Out of these, 102 are designated for male voters, 89 for female voters, and an additional 65 joint polling stations have been established to facilitate a comprehensive voting process.
These polling stations collectively accommodate 798 polling booths. Among the allotments, 159 polling stations are classified as highly sensitive, 84 as sensitive, while 13 polling stations are categorized as normal.
The cumulative count of registered voters within these districts tallies up to 385,835. This figure encompasses 208,964 male voters and 176,871 female voters.
As the electoral date of August 27 approaches, all eyes remain on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as it readies itself for a crucial electoral exercise.