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  • The pros and cons of EVMs

    The recent decision by the Election Commission to introduce Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has raised a lot of eyebrows. At the outset, it must be pointed out that EVMs are nothing new—they have been in use in many countries around the world for nearly two decades, and even in our country, EVMs have been used in local elections for several years now.

  • EVM use in national election

    Why the rush for EVMs?

    We are surprised that the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has so expeditiously approved tens of billions of taka to purchase thousands of EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) that are planned to be used in the next election due to be held in 2024. It makes little sense because the next election is over five years away.

  • EVM: Whose purpose will it serve?

    The news that the Election Commission is moving ahead with a plan to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the next general election, despite opposition from most political parties and apprehensions among the general people, is deeply disturbing.

  • Discord in EC over EVM use

    Amid strong opposition from one election commissioner, the Election Commission yesterday decided to send a proposal to the government for amending the electoral laws so it can use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the December national polls.

  • AL in favour of using EVMs in nat’l polls: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says that his party is in favour of using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the upcoming general election to be held at the end of December.

  • Use of EVM

    Putting the cart before the horse

    The Election Commission's plan to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the next general election is surprising, given the very little time at hand to handle a logistical challenge of this scale.

  • Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) President Mujahidul Islam Selim

    Left alliance opposes EVM, says it’ll be used for rigging

    Election-oriented Left Democratic Alliance opposes plans for using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for the upcoming election, saying it will be an instrument of rigging.

  • Bangladesh 11th National elections 2018

    EC plans EVMs for 100 seats

    Just about four months before the national polls, the Election Commission is planning to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in around 100 out of the 300 constituencies.

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    Hasty EVM plan for next JS polls

    With only a few months left before the national elections, the Election Commission is planning to use electronic voting machines in the polls amid opposition from different political parties including the BNP. The commission has even initiated a move to procure 1.5 lakh EVMs at an estimated cost of Tk 3,821 crore, EC sources told The Daily Star yesterday.

  • Injunction on Bangladesh national election schedule

    EC to hold fairs for making EVMs popular

    The Election Commission is planning to arrange fairs across the country to make Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) popular to the voters, EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed says. .

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