The Election Commission (EC) published the new draft of voter list on Saturday. It included about 4.368 million new voters from all districts, upazilas, thanas and unions of Bangladesh in 2015.
The number of new voters consist 53 per cent men and 47 per cent women. Despite repeated efforts to increase the number of women voters in Bangladesh, the new draft voter list shows a male majority in the total number of voters. EC Secretary Md Sirajul Islam spoke at a press briefing at EC office after the draft had been published.
The EC thinks that the final updated voter list will display a smaller difference in the ratio of male-female voters. The final voter list will deduct 735,871 names of people who have died in recent years, Sirajul Islam pointed out.
Any application of claims and amendment over the draft list must be filed by January 17. The EC will publish the final updated voter list on January 31, after settling the claims.EditorDesk | Published On:January 2, 2016