The Election Commission (EC) has found anomalies in voter numbers of Gaibandha-1 and 2 constituencies where elections will be held on January 16.
Voting of 54 polling centres of Gaibandha-1 and 80 centres of Gaibandha-2 were postponed due to violence during the January 5 elections.
The then returning officer on January 5, the day when the election was held, sent a letter to the EC informing that there were 1.38 lakh voters in the postponed 54 polling centres of Gaibandha-1 and 2.24 lakh voters in postponed 80 centres of Gaibandha-2. But the district election officials yesterday sent a letter to the commission that the number of voters in the postponed 54 centres is 1.58 lakh in Gaibandha-1 and 2.26 lakh in 80 centres in Gaibandha-2.
The commission scrutinised the statistics and found the latest figure correct. Finally, the commission has decided to print ballot papers in accordance with the latest figure, said EC officials.
The EC also postponed elections in six other constituencies--Dinajpur-4, Kirigram-4, Bogra-7, Jessore-5 and Laxmipur-1--due to violence.