Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs)

UP polls: EC orders to file case against AL chairman candidate

Election Commission today decided to file a case against Awami League (AL) chairman candidate for Banshkhali's Chambal Union Parishad as he said that he would “keep his men at polling booths to press the EVM buttons if voters fail to do so”. 

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

Who is afraid of EVMs and why?

CEC Kazi Habibul Awal recently said there was no scope for showing muscle power during voting if the electronic voting machines (EVMs) are used during the 2023 general election in Bangladesh.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

UP polls: EC orders to file case against AL chairman candidate

Election Commission today decided to file a case against Awami League (AL) chairman candidate for Banshkhali's Chambal Union Parishad as he said that he would “keep his men at polling booths to press the EVM buttons if voters fail to do so”. 

December 28, 2019
December 28, 2019

EC determined to hold fair polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda says that they are determined to hold a free, fair and flawless election in Dhaka north and south city corporations using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019

India polls: EVM 'tampering' video goes viral

Videos of alleged tampering of EVMs in India's Uttar Pradesh have gone viral in the social media, two days ahead of the beginning of vote counting in Indian parliamentary elections.

April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019

EC plans EVMs for 150 seats in next JS polls

The Election Commission has taken a plan to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in at least 150 out of the 300 constituencies in the next 12th parliamentary elections, EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed says.

September 24, 2018
September 24, 2018

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.

September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018

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.

September 3, 2018
September 3, 2018

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.

August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018

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.

August 30, 2018
August 30, 2018

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.