Careem to offer free rides for voters on election day via volunteer program

Pakistan’s election is just a week away from today and millions of Pakistanis are gearing up to vote for their favorite political parties.

Regardless of who you vote, going out and actually voting should be your first priority on the 25th of July.

Even if millions are going to vote, there will be an equal or number of people who will stay at home due to various reasons. One of the biggest reasons why people do not tend to go out and vote is due to a lack of transportation on their side.

Since polling stations are not necessarily near your residence, you may have to travel a bit far to vote. In order to make sure every person who isn’t going out there to vote due to lack of transportation, Careem has started a special volunteer program that will provide voters with a free ride.

How to volunteer for Careem Jhamuriat car

Careem will launch a special car type on 25th July just for that day called the ‘Jhamuriyat Car’. This car type will actually be driven by volunteers of the program who strongly believe that every Pakistani deserves to vote.

Careem has already opened the registration forms for this special car type and if you are willing to volunteer, you can sign up right now.

The special volunteer service will be available in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Hyderabad, Multan, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Quetta, and Abbottabad.

For more information on the volunteer program, visit here.

How to find your polling station

If you’re still not sure where your designated polling station will be, you can send a text message to 8300 with your national identity card number.

This will reveal where you will be able to vote.

How to vote – the voting process

If you’re voting for the first time, this is how the voting process takes place:

When you arrive at your polling station between 8 am to 6 pm, a polling officer will check your CNIC. Please make sure that you are carrying an original CNIC. Photocopies are not accepted.

Once your serial number has been found by the officer, he will cross your name out and will mark your thumb with ink.

The officer will then take your thumb impression on a ballot paper and an assistant presiding officer will stamp the paper for either provincial assembly or constituencies and sign it.

You will now be cleared to go to the booth where you will cast your vote. You have to make sure that your thumb imprint is firmly placed on the symbol of the candidate you are supporting. The ink mark should be very clearly visible.

You will then have to drop this paper inside a green or white colored ballot paper box depending on the color of the paper given to you.

That’s it!