Form 45 What is this?

LAHORE – Millions of Pakistanis are awaiting the final results of Wednesday’s general polls as the Election Commission (ECP) is yet to release an important election document – the Form 45.

Form 45 is a document which contains data of every candidate with their names as well as how many votes they received. It is signed by Returning Officers and polling staff after the vote count.

The polling agents are supposed to stamp and thumbprint it for the record. It was supposed to be sent via the Results Transmission System (RTS), but now, according to the ECP officials, votes dropped in the ballot boxes are being manually counted by presiding officers and assistants present in polling booths.