EC publishes updated draft voter lists with 14.97 lakh new voters

DHAKA, Jan 02, 2017 (BSS) - The Election Commission (EC) has published updated draft voter list today across the country with registering as 14, 97,627 new voters.

Of the total new voters, some 9,28,012 are male and 5,94,860 women voters, said Director (Public Relation) of the Election Commission (EC) Secretariat SM Asaduzzaman Arzu.

In this regard, some 3,71,017 voters has been collected for updating the current voter lists, said the EC official.

Besides, the EC has collected information of some 11, 26, 655 voters in last year who are eligible to be new voter this year also have been included in the updated draft voter list, he added.

Presently, the total number of voters of the country is around 10, 14, 40,601.

The final voter list will be published on January 31 after disposal all the claims and revision of the updated draft voter lists, said EC official.

The updated draft voter list will be open for all at all the district election offices, offices of the registration officers at upazila or thana election offices, offices of the revising authorities, Union Council, Municipalities, Ward Offices, Cantonment Board, registration centers and any important public places.

If any claim or objection on the updated voter list that would be placed through proper authority on the prescribed form January 17.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)