The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has released comprehensive voter data from 2018 to 2023, revealing a significant increase in registered voters in the country. The total number of registered voters surged from 105.95 million in 2018 to nearly 127 million in 2023, based on calculations made in July of this year.
Among these voters, approximately 68.5 million are male (68,508,258), while female voters make up 58.47 million (58,472,014) in 2023.
In major urban centers, Islamabad saw a notable rise in voters, going from 765,447 in 2018 to over 1.04 million (1,041,554) this year.
The total number of voters in Punjab reached 72.3 million (72,310,582) in 2023, compared to 60.6 million (60,672,771) in 2018. Similarly, in Sindh, the voter count increased from 22.3 million (22,391,244) in 2018 to 26.6 million (26,651,161) in 2023.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the former Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) combined had 10.53 million (15,314,659) voters in 2018, and this has now grown to 20.169 million (21,692,381) in 2023.
Balochistan witnessed an increase from 4.29 million (4,299,494) voters in 2018 to 5.28 million (5,284,594) in 2023.
The ECP recently announced the completion of the delimitation process by November 30, aiming to expedite the election schedule. Elections are expected to be held by mid-February or even by late January if constituency delimitation is completed earlier, in accordance with the new census data approved by the Council of Common Interest (CCI) last month.