There will be no voting the night before.Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said, ‘We can confirm not 99%, but 100% of the talks that took place the previous night including voting. For this, the ballot paper will go to many centers in the morning. He said these things to the reporters after exchanging views with law enforcement and field administration officials on the occasion of parliamentary elections at the PTI auditorium in Chittagong yesterday afternoon.
Habibul Awal said, ‘The polling agents must stand and check whether the ballot boxes are empty or not. They will remain at the center after the end of polling till the counting and declaration of results. Know if everything is done correctly or not. If the counting is completed properly then surely the vote is fair and impartial.’The CEC said that the presiding officer has been asked to stop the polling if there is any muscle power in the polling station. If he doesn’t close it, and we will close it from Dhaka if informed. There is a lack of trust in our voting process, so that it is removed, I said the words.
He said, ‘Some people said one thing – what’s the use of voting, the vote will go to one place. And some have even said verbally, wherever you vote, the vote will come to the place. We have heard the matter. As we have come to know, this may be deliberate misinformation or misconception. We can guarantee 100% that there is no possibility of going to another place from wherever you vote.’
CEC said, ‘Voting process transparency will emerge through the media. Because the media personnel will be outside and inside the polling station. Media and observers do not need permission from the presiding officer to enter the polling station. They can directly enter the polling station and take all pictures inside. You can tell the truth and falsehood to the people.’
He said, ‘We have developed an app where the percentage of votes cast in each center will be input after two hours. Everyone can know that by downloading apps through mobile. Its objective is that at 10 o’clock it was seen that 10 percent of the votes were cast. But at 12 o’clock it suddenly became 80 percent. It wouldn’t be believable. For this we have taken different measurements. So that the truth of taking votes emerges among people.’