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Dhaka, Nov 24: The upcoming 12th National Assembly election will be held using ballot. However, Election Commissioner (EC) Brigadier General (retired) Md. Ahsan Habib Khan has commented that there will be no transparency in the ballot like the Electric Voting Machine (EVM).
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 17 October 2023: "Whatever you say about freedom of action, level playing field, the issue is one thing - it's trust. Recently, elections have been held in several states of India. There, the ruling party has been defeated in some places by a narrow margin, but in others it has been a defeat. Didn't question it. That's the belief."
Dhaka, 5 July 2023 : Due to the opposition of the opposition, the Election Commission has withdrawn from EVMs in the National Assembly elections.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dhaka, January 11: Planning Minister MA Mannan said that the project to buy Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be approved as soon as possible.
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.
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).
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.
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, Nov 16: Election Commissioner (EC) Md. Alamgir has warned of taking strict action against candidates' agents if they rigged the polling.
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.