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EC plans to use DVMs in few wards in Rangpur city election
The Election Commission (EC) considers using Digital Voting Machines (DVMs) at few wards in the upcoming Rangpur City Corporation election to be held in December next.
“We’ll work whether DVMs can be used on pilot basis in one or more than one wards of Rangpur City Corporation. We’ll try to use DVM assessing the feasibility over it,” EC Secretary Muhammad Abdullah told reporters on Wednesday.
He came up with the remarks after the Commission’s meeting held with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair at Nirbachon Bhaban in the city.
The EC Secretary said the Commission unanimously decided to arrange Rangpur city election in late December 2017 as the annual examinations of the country’s schools will continue till the second week of December.
There will be 182 possible polling stations in 33 wards in the city polls. The maiden election to the city was held on December 20, 2012.
The EC Secretary said the EC’s meeting, however, did not discuss the arrangement of five other city corporations –- Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Sylhet and Gazipur -- where five-year tenures of elected representatives will expire in 2018.