There is a gender gap1 of around 12.5 million in Pakistan’s electoral rolls. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) report on the final electoral rolls for 2018, women comprise 44.1% of approximately 105 million citizens registered as voters.2 This restricts a significant percentage of Pakistani women from exercising their right to choose their political representatives and participate in electoral processes. It also effectively reduces the voice of women in improving the legal and regulatory framework for promoting gender equality in the country.

gender gap in electoral rolls

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