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EC to collect information of citizens aged 14

DHAKA, April 17, 2017 (BSS) -The Election Commission (EC) is set to collect information of the citizens aged 14 during the update to the voter list.

"The commission will collect information of the citizens who will be 18 years on January 1 in 2021," Secretary Mohammad Abdullah of EC Secretariat told BSS.

It will also collect information of the people, who was born on January 1 in 2003 or earlier, he also said.

"We have already collected information of the citizens who will be eligible as voters in 2018," he said, adding that they will be included in the voter list when they will be 18 years old.

The commission, for the first time, started collecting information of the citizens under 18 years old on July 25 in 2015, after completion of the voter list with photographs in 2008.

A total of 10.17 crore people have so far been enlisted as voters. The commission is now preparing smart cards for 10 crore voters under a project titled 'Identification System for Enhancing Access to Service'.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)