ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced to kick off the campaign for the preparation of new electoral rolls scheduled to come into effect by this year-end. The Electoral Rolls 2011 having sophisticated features are to contain over 80 million voters. During a meeting between the secretary ECP, deputy chairman National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) and other officials concerned, the ECP formally nodded the launch of ER 2011 preparation drive after Nadra conveyed to the ECP that it had completed the printing of 80 million draft electoral rolls. According to details acquired by this newspaper, the ER 2011 preparation drive is divided into two phases. In the first phase starting from Monday with the launch of door-to-door verification service, as many as 211,000 officials of the ECP would be engaged in the preparation of new electoral rolls that would be expectedly prepared by December this year. The ECP verification teams would visit every household across Pakistan and its tribal belt comprising Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) to verify the number of voters in each house. Upon completion of door-to-door verification service, every voter family would be given three weeks or 21 days to get its complaints addressed, if any, related to the relevant data. The people of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir would not be included in the ER 2011. According to ECP officials, the verification service normally takes a month but considering the Ramazan and Eid holidays, the verification drive is tenured 40 days, to be completed on September 30. Reportedly, Nadra has handed over to ECP the record of 93 per cent of 18-year old youths and those of under 18 that are about to come of age and become eligible for the right to vote. The hundred per cent data regarding the 18-year olds and to-be-18 is reportedly not available anywhere in Pakistan. The ER 2011 would be centrally computerised and linked to Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) number for every voter to avoid duplication, eliminate fake voter entries, automatically identify the young voters who come of age and get entitled to the right to vote as well as to eliminate the names of those voters who have passed away. In the second phase that is scheduled to start sometime between the coming October to November, the names of all the 80 million voters would be displayed in the constituencies the respective voters are registered in, at over 150,000 display centres to be set up across Pakistan. The judicial officers, who are to be the retired judges of the high courts, would hear the related complaints of the voters. The names and CNIC numbers of those registered voters would be compiled in CDs and DVDs and displayed at ECP website. The measures to attract public interest in electoral process would follow publicity campaigns. According to Secretary ECP Ishtiak Ahmed Khan, voter lists would be displayed in March, and watermark ballot papers would be prepared to eliminate the circulation of bogus votes. New electoral lists would not contain the voters pictures while the presiding officers and polling agents would have the pictorial computerised record of very voter acquired through CNIC numbers containing all the relevant details, to avoid duplication and fake entries. At any women polling station, the electoral results with less than 10 per cent of turnout would be deemed null and void. During a related joint media briefing, Deputy Chairman Nadra Tariq Malik said Saturday that 15 million people were not tracked in the 2007 voters list having bogus and duplicated entries that had been removed. Earlier on Thursday, Nadra declared that it had completed the printing process of over 80 million draft electoral rolls prior to the start of door-to-door verification service for ER 2011. The verification service was delayed twice on account of problems in the printing of draft electoral rolls due to volatile security situation in Karachi where Nadras printing house is located.