The Ministry of Science will provide 3,099 electronic voting machines (EVMs) to the Election Commission for local body elections in Islamabad.
According to the Ministry of Science, the Election Commission had sought 3900 EVMs for the election of Islamabad Mayor. In the mayoral election, 3100 machines will be used at 800 polling booths while the Election Commission will keep 800 machines as backup.
Officials say the technical team of the Ministry of Science will provide training and technical assistance to the staff of the Election Commission.
According to the Ministry of Science, EVMs will be provided to the Election Commission from January to April. The Election Commission has been informed about the schedule of supply of machines.