Voting of the Gaibandha-5 by-polls began this morning amid a thin presence of voters.
We would like to commend the EC for diligently doing its job
Election Commission (EC) has ordered a reinvestigation into the CCTV footage of 94 polling stations amid allegation of irregularities in Gaibandha-5 by-election.
The Election Commission’s probe committee has found that around 100 people, including election officials, were involved in electoral irregularities during the Gaibandha-5 by-polls on October 12.
Former Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) M Sakhawat Hossain today (October 19, 2022) suggested for installing CCTV cameras -- rather than purchasing EVMs -- in order to hold free and fair elections.
There are a few possible explanations behind why the EC chose to suspend the Gaibandha-5 by-poll
A number of presiding officers have alleged that they were forced by ruling Awami League men to make written statements that Wednesday’s voting in Gaibandha-5 by-polls was free and fair.