Plan to take 10 fingerprints in EVMs to ensure voting rights: EC Habib
Election Commissioner (EC) Brigadier General (retd) Ahsan Habib Khan has said that there is a plan to take 10 fingerprints in EVMs to ensure the voting rights of the voters in the upcoming National Assembly elections.
He said these things to the journalists during the training session on the revision program of the voter list update authority at Rangpur Circuit House on Tuesday afternoon.
The Election Commissioner said, we are observing why the voting through EVM is slow. Mock voting at 15 to 20 centers in Comilla showed that the EVM takes a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 51 seconds. If the process of voting in EVM is well explained to the voters, it is possible to vote quickly. Stating that the updating of the voter list has been completed, he said, discussions and training are being given to the concerned about the law for the revision of the list. I would like to present the next 12th National Assembly election to the nation through a perfect, good and acceptable voter list.
EC said that voting is the basis of democracy. Through this, voters elect public representatives. The Election Commission’s job is to conduct free, fair and impartial elections by preparing an accurate voter list. So that there is competition, everyone can exercise the right to vote. The Election Commission is working to implement this plan.
The Election Commissioner said that once there were more than one crore fake voters in this country. Accurate list is being prepared to prevent that. Elections have been conducted in more than 500 EVMs in the country. There was no clash or killing anywhere. Because there is no opportunity to seal the ballot by looting the EVM.
At that time, Director General of Election Training Institute Abdul Baten, Regional Election Officer GM Sahatab Uddin and other election officials were present.