CEC urges politicians not to make uninformed comment on EVM

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Sep 23,2018 | Updated: 00:52, Sep 23,2018

 
 
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Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda speaks at a training programme for trainer and training on EVM for the commission’s field level officers at the Election Training Institute in Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age photo

Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Saturday urged politicians not make any comments on electronic voting machine before knowing enough about it.
He made the call while inaugurating a training programme for trainers and training on use of EVM for Election Commission’s field-level officers at the Election Training Institute in Dhaka.
He said that use of EVM in next general election still depended on amendment of the Representation of the People Order.
He said that the EC would never use any faulty EVMs in the poll as holding a flawless election was the most important thing.
He said that EVM would not be forcefully imposed.
‘People’s apprehension about EVM is natural and they will have questions. EC’s duty is to address the questions and we will do it,’ he added.
He also urged everyone to slowly move from manual methods in the election process to new technologies, which he said would make everything much quicker and easier.
He said that the commission was preparing to hold the next general election at end of this year or early next year.
A total of 50 officers took part in the training programme.

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