Fact Sheet: 2013 Pakistan Election Timeline
With the possibility for snap elections and by-elections during the tenures of the Parliament and Provincial Assemblies, the Election Commission of Pakistan must be ready to mobilize to conduct elections nation-wide or in individual constituencies at any time. While the preparations are easier to anticipate when elections are held on the regular schedule, there are many aspects of the process that cannot be completed until elections are officially scheduled. Some aspects of the election preparation process, such as updating electoral rolls, procurement of ballot boxes, and voter education take place ahead of the announcement of elections. However, Pakistan’s main electoral timeline runs from the announcement of elections through the end of the results appeals process.