Bangladesh Election Commission has published the official voter list ahead of the upcoming National Parliamentary Election on Thursday. According to the data, Bangladesh has now registered 11 crore 91 lakh 51 thousand 440 voters, which was 11 crore 90 lakh 61 thousand 158 numbers in the previous list.
The latest data showed a 58 lakh 64 thousand 430 increase in the voter numbers in Bangladesh. The increase rate of this data is about 5.18%.
Before the final statistics were published by the EC, the body published a draft list of the voters, where there were a total of 11 crore 32 lakh 87 thousand 10 people with voter ID.
In the final list, EC revealed that there are now 6 crore 4 lakh 45 thousand 724 male voters in Bangladesh. On the other hand, the number of female voters in Bangladesh is 5 crore 87 lakh, 4 thousand, 879. Again, the third gender voters of Bangladesh are numbered at 837 in the updated list.
According to the voter list law of 2009 of Bangladesh, the commission can anytime remove a voter’s name in case of death or if the voter is proved unfit to hold the voter ID. So, the final list published by the EC shows that the names of 22 lakh, 9 thousand, 129 people have been removed from the voter’s list due to their deaths.
Among this number, the total number of male voters whose names have been deducted is 13 lakh, 78 thousand, 872. On the other hand, the number of deducted female voters is 8 lakh, 30 thousand, 257.
Voter list on Voter Day!
2nd march is known as “Voter’s Day,” organised by the Election Commission (EC) of Bangladesh. The EC is celebrating this day for the fifth consecutive time with a slogan of “Be a voter by following the rules; vote for a qualified candidate.”
EC took the decision to update this year’s voter list on the occasion of National Voter’s Day in order to celebrate the day effectively.
Beside this, EC celebrated the day with some other programmes as well, like holding a rally in front of the EC building with the participation of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other senior officials in the morning and arranging a discussion meeting honouring CEC Kazi Habibul Awal as the chief guests.
It is notable to add here that, in 2003, “Fombosa”, an electoral body of SAARC, decided to celebrate Voter’s Day on the 2nd of March every year. Later, EC also decided to celebrate the day every year with special arrangements.