No credible complaint about EVMs so far: CEC

Published : 11 Mar 2023 08:09 PM

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal has said that there has been no information-based complaint about the election conducted by EVM system and there is capacity to vote in EVM in 50 to 80 seats in the next parliamentary elections.

He said that the Election Commission is always in favor of EVM elections. Working on modern technology innovation in future elections.

He said this while addressing the chief guest at the opening ceremony of a day-long workshop on "Use of modern technology in electoral system: challenges and ways forward" at a hotel in Cox's Bazar on Saturday morning.

This workshop was organized by Chittagong Regional Election Office under the "Capacity Building and Strengthening Project" of the Election Commission Secretariat.

In the speech of the chief guest, CEC Habibul Awal said that the main task of the Election Commission is to give the voters an opportunity to exercise their right to vote. Who are the voters, which party did they vote for; That is not a matter for the commission to look at. If voters cannot vote, if they are prevented from voting; If their rights are curtailed at the polling station - then all concerned will have to take responsibility for our failure.

The Chief Election Commissioner also said that the EC has taken a stand in favor of EVMs after being widely trusted. So far, there has been no information-based complaint about rigged elections in the EVM system. Therefore, the capacity of the EC will make it possible to elect 50 to 80 seats in the next parliamentary elections.

Election Commission officials, senior administration officials, police, representatives of civil society, new voters, public representatives and freedom fighters participated in the workshop.