BD Election Commission to update voter list from July 25

BD Election Commission to update voter list from July 25

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Dhaka – The Election Commission (EC) will begin the data collection for updating the existing voter list starting from July 25.The enumerators will go door to door to collect particulars of all citizens whose age would be 18 years on 1 January 2018 or before and the citizens who were born before 1 January 2000 or before. The enumerators would collect the information till Aug 9.
EC secretariat Mohammad Abdullah told this to the journalists at his office at the Election Bhaban in the capital.
“The enumerators would collect information of the citizens starting from July 25. After it the photo and finger print would be taken from August 20 to November 5,” he said.
The secretary further said that the draft voter lists would be published on 2 January, 2018.
The final list would be published on 31 January 2018 after clearing any objection against the voter lists, he added.
The secretary further said the voters who want to migrate to any new area they would fill up the designated forms of the commission for migration and submit the necessary papers to the desired area.
This the first voter lists update of the current commission and they said they would complete the voters lift update before the 11th parliamentary polls.
The secretary said at present the number of total voters is 10,18,43,667.
At present the commission is replacing the existing laminated national identity (NID) cards with the Smart NID cards. But the process of distribution is very slow due to the shortage of machines used for taking the impression of 10 fingers and picture of the iris.
The Chief Election Commissioner Nurul Huda on Tuesday told the journalists they would finish distributing the Smart cards among all the existing voters by this year. – Staff Reporter

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