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EC is yet to take the final decision about using EVMs

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Published: 12:54, 10 May 2022  
EC is yet to take the final decision about using EVMs

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal said the Election Commission is yet to take the final decision about using electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the next parliamentary election.

"How will the vote be held?  How will it be done through EVMs, ballots?  Elections of how many constituencies will be held though EVMs and how many through the ballots? We have not made any clear decision on it yet. This matter is now under review," the CEC said.

"We've already had a lot of meetings. There will be more meetings in the future too," he added.  

"The Election Commission will conduct the polls as fairly as possible. It is under our jurisdiction. The procedures are also under our jurisdiction. People can give their opinions. Political parties can give their opinions. Ultimately, we will review the issues and take the final decision," said the chief election commission.

But after discussing with the EC officials, it can be said that the commission does not have the capacity to hold election using EVMs in all 300 seats right now, the CEC said, adding, "We can hold voting in around 100 seats using the EVMs at present."

The CEC was talking to media at Election Training Institute after addressing an event organised to provide training to the supervisors and data collectors for voter list update programme, which will begin on May 20. The Daily Star

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