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Never went to USA, will not go in future: Outgoing Chief Justice

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Election Commission withdraws from EVMs against opposition: Law Minister

Dhaka, 5 July 2023 : Due to the opposition of the opposition, the Election Commission has withdrawn from EVMs in the National Assembly elections.

There are no ghosts in the EVM: CEC

Dhaka, June 10: There are no ghosts in EVMs, it is the safest method of voting. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal made this comment in the discussion meeting organized by the Election Commission with the contending candidates for the posts of mayor, councilor and women councilors ahead of the upcoming CSIC elections at Jalalabad Gas Auditorium in Mendibagh of Sylhet city on Saturday (June 10).

Election Commission does not represent government: CEC

Dhaka, June 7: The Election Commission does not represent the government. It is an independent organization. Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal said this in an exchange meeting with the candidates of the Rajshahi City Corporation election at the district Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday (June 7) morning.

Confusion over EVM polling still not clear

Dhaka, March 21: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to conduct polls in EVMs in 70 to 80 seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections. But this requires the repair of a large number of EVM machines that have become useless. But it requires a huge amount of money. They have not been able to fund this yet. If the government does not release the necessary funds within the next few days, the Election Commission will have to drop the agenda for taking votes in EVMs.

EVMs may be used in 50-70 seats in Parliament elections: EC Rasheda

Dhaka, January 31: Election Commissioner (EC) Begum Rasheda Sultana has said that the commission can use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in 50 to 70 seats in the upcoming 12th National Parliament elections. In this case, the decision will depend on how useful the EVM machine is.

Not disappointed as EVM project stalled: CEC

Dhaka, January 26: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal has commented that there is nothing to be disappointed about despite the suspension of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) project.

Still not entirely sure about EVM: CEC

Dhaka, January 19: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal is still not completely sure about the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in the upcoming National Assembly elections.

EVM purchase project to get approval soon: Planning Minister

Dhaka, January 11: Planning Minister MA Mannan said that the project to buy Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be approved as soon as possible.

Preparations should be taken to conduct Parliament elections on ballot: EC Rasheda

Dhaka, January 9: Election Commissioner (EC) Begum Rasheda Sultana said that if the new EVM scheme is not passed in mid-January, preparations should be made to conduct the National Assembly election on the ballot paper.

The speed of EVMs is definitely slower than ballots: CEC

Dhaka, December 28: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said that the speed of counting of votes in Rangpur City Corporation election is slow, the speed of EVMs will definitely be slower than the ballots. He said this to reporters while monitoring the Rangpur City Corporation election on CCTV at the Agargaon election building in the capital on Tuesday (December 27).

EC has capacity to conduct polls using EVMs in 50 seats in national elections

Dhaka, December 23: If new EVM machines are not purchased, it is possible to conduct polls using EVM in only 50 constituencies in the next national elections.

EC warns of strict action against election agents in case of rigging

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Nov 16: Election Commissioner (EC) Md. Alamgir has warned of taking strict action against candidates' agents if they rigged the polling.

JP will go to polls even if it is conducted using EVM: Rowshan Ershad

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Oct 7: National Parliament opposition leader and Jatiya Party (JP)'s main patron Begum Rowshan Ershad said Jatiya Party (JP) is an election-oriented party, and the party will participate in the upcoming 12th national election even if it is conducted using EVMs.

There is no guarantee of fair voting in EVMs or ballots if they are not participatory: CEC Awal

Dhaka, October 4: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said, "There is no guarantee whether Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and ballots will be required in the upcoming parliamentary elections. We have asked you all (political parties) to come and hold a participatory election. Make it effective, so that the election is beautiful, acceptable to the people. If the national election is not participatory, neither the EVM nor the ballot paper can guarantee a fair election."

Would have used EVM in 300 seats if I could: EC Alamgir

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Sept 26: Mentioning that Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) is being used for peaceful elections, Election Commissioner (EC) Md. Alamgir said, "I would have used EVMs in 300 seats if I could. Don't have money (to buy EVMs). And I can't complete the training (of using EVM). If I came to the post two years ago, I would have conducted the elections in EVMs in 300 seats."