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Friday, October 24, 2014

Electronic voting machines/Biometric system considered most effective for free and fair elections.

Islamabad, October 24, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 52% Pakistanis think that electronic voting machines/biometric system can be most effective for free and fair elections; only 6% think that local elections or laws to improve the system can be effective. 

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Regarding the following electoral reforms, please tell us which kind of electoral reform can be most effective for free and fair elections in Pakistan?” In response to this question, 52% Pakistanis answered that introduction of electronic voting machines/biometric system can be most effective for free and fair elections, 24% said that giving more authority to Election Commission can be most effective, and 11% said that permanent hiring of staff to check the electoral system of Election Commission can be most effective. 6% respondents think that laws to improve the system of funding and expenses can be effective, while 6% believe in the effectiveness of local elections and 1% did not respond. 

Question: “Regarding the following electoral reforms, please tell us which kind of electoral reform can be most effective for free and fair elections in Pakistan?”


Source: GRF Poll (formerly known as Gilani Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association



The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2514 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 06 – October 13, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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