Voters will exercise their franchise in a straw polls on Thursday (Dec 27), only in the six constituencies where Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to be used in the 11th parliamentary elections.

The voting will continue from 10am to 4pm.

Election Commission (EC) sources confirmed the decision Wednesday (Dec 26).

The mock voting has been organized as part of EC’s initiatives to encourage and train the voters for using EVMs, said EVM Operation Planning & Communication Section Officer In-Charge SM Mhamud Arafat.

Election Commission (EC) picked 6 constituencies--Dhaka-13, Dhaka-6, Chattogram-9, Rangpur-3, Khulna-2 and Satkhira through a random selection process where EVMs will be used in the 11th national polls.

 

However, it will be first time that voters of the country cast their ballot using electronic device.

The 11th general elections are slated for Dec 30.

BDST: 1646 HRS, DEC 26, 2018

SI/SM


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