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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Overwhelming majority believes that introduction of biometric system/electronic voting machines will lead to free and fair elections.

Islamabad, October 30, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 78% Pakistanis believe that free and fair elections are possible after the introduction of biometric and electronic voting machines; 21% believe it is not possible

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Nowadays, some people say that biometric and electronic voting machines should be introduced for electoral reform. Supposing that electronic and biometric technology is introduced in Pakistan for elections, what is the possibility that free and fair elections will be held in Pakistan?” In response to this question, 37% respondents said it is very possible, 41% said it is somewhat possible, 8% said it is not very possible and 13% said it is not possible at all. 1% respondents did  not respond.

Question: “Nowadays, some people say that biometric and electronic voting machines should be introduced for electoral reform. Supposing that electronic and biometric technology is introduced in Pakistan for elections, what is the possibility that free and fair elections will be held in Pakistan?”

Provincial Breakdown

Possible: Very Possible+Somewhat possible
Not Possible: Not very possible+Not possible at all

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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