12:00 AM, December 28, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:37 AM, December 28, 2018

EVM Trial: Mock voting held in six constituencies

There was a thin presence of voters during a mock voting using electronic voting machines in Satkhira-2, Khulna-2 and Rangpur-3 yesterday. 

The three are among the six constituencies where EVMs will be used in Sunday's national polls. The three other seats -- Dhaka-6 and-13 and Chattogram-9 -- where the mock voting was also held.

In Satkhira-2, the voting was held at 137 polling centres.

Till 1:00pm yesterday, our district correspondent found no voters out of the 3,474 at PN High School centre in Satkhira town. Only 36 voters participated in the mock voting at Satkhira Government Girls School centre where the number of voter is 3,665.    

Nazmul Hasan, district election officer, said they campaigned for the mock voting at every union. Many could not attend the programme as they were busy. 

In Rangpur-3, the voting was arranged at 175 polling stations in Rangpur City Corporation, reports our Dinajpur correspondent.

Jonayed Hossain, presiding officer of Lion School and College centre, said the presence of voters was slim although it was a practice session for the voters to cast their votes using the EVMs.

Shapla Saha said she did not face any difficulties in casting her vote.

In Khulna-2, the mock voting was held in all 157 polling stations of the constituency.

Sahabuddin Ahmed, a voter, said his wife went to Khulna Zilla School centre for taking part in the voting, but he could not go as he was busy with another work.

Talking to our Khulna correspondent, Returning Officer of Khulna Helal Hossain said the mock voting would help the voters of the constituency vote through the EVMs on the election day.

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