Bangladesh Elections 2007

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EC to ‘display’ updated voter list, but says it won’t publish draft

Posted by Nirbachon on July 12, 2006

The Election Commission (EC) yesterday decided to make the updated voter list, prepared through door to door visits, open to the public for inspection before publishing the final list. The move is an obvious compromise between the popular demand for publishing a draft voter list and Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) MA Aziz’s staunch resistance to publication of a draft list. The latest back-pedalling by the EC on its previous statement is also evidently in line with its usual practice of creeping out of its intransigence after much controversy.

Daily Star article 


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Updating of voter list: House-to-house visit after July 27

Posted by Nirbachon on July 9, 2006

The Election Commission (EC) will begin house-to-house visits to update the voters� list after July 20.

The new move to update the voter roll on the basis of the voter list prepared in 2000 would continue till August 10.

Chief Election Commissioner Justice MA Aziz said this yesterday while addressing a press conference at EC Secretariat. 

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UNDP suggests international consultant for EC

Posted by Nirbachon on June 18, 2006

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday proposed the Election Commission for appointment of an international consultant to assist it in different activities, including updating the voter’s list, ahead of the general elections scheduled for early 2007.

The UN body also proposed the EC to assist it in imparting training to the presiding officers, assistant presiding officers and polling officers before the elections.

The proposals were given at an inter-ministerial meeting at the Election Commission with EC Secretary Muhammad Zokoria in the chair.

New Nation 

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Voter list will be corrected, newsmen role praised: CEC rejects possibility of resignation

Posted by Nirbachon on May 22, 2006

Chief Election Commissioner Justice MA Aziz yesterday dismissed any possibility of his resignation taking the responsibility for his failure and lapses in irregularities in the process of listing draft voter lists for the next general election.

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