Election Commission (EC)

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

EVM neglect is EC's failure

Will the EC take any steps to address the crisis of confidence it's facing?

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Tk 642cr EVMs unusable for a lack of upkeep

At least 27,900 EVMs worth around Tk 642 crore have become unusable for a lack of proper storage facility and maintenance, show Election Commission documents.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

Why this relentless push for EVMs?

EC’s actions are failing to inspire trust in the democratic process

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

If opinions can be changed, who says the poll results won’t be?

ECs in Bangladesh have historically faced controversies

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

EC's electoral roadmap: All challenges not addressed

The Election Commission’s roadmap for the next parliamentary polls is very much “conventional” and it does not detail how the challenges of holding a free, fair and inclusive election will be addressed, say experts.

September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022

A roadmap without concrete solutions

EC will have to move mountains to overcome its crisis of confidence

September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022

Ailing Democracy: Rx Intensive Care

Biden’s “inflection point” applies to Bangladesh, too.

September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022

EC doctored parties’ stance on EVM

According to the Election Commission, 17 parties during their talks with the EC opined in favour of using EVMs in the next national polls but The Daily Star found that at least four of them actually spoke against using EVMs.

September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

Reclaiming voters’ trust: EC unveils action plan

Election Commission (EC) has released its action plan for the upcoming 12th parliamentary elections by fixing its challenges, which includes gaining confidence of all political parties to ensure participation of all political parties.

September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

Is Election Commission up to the task?

EC's proposal about journalists is commendable, but a lot more remains to be done