electoral irregularities

Shouldn’t the EC be saying how it will make elections free and fair?

There’s no reason to believe the current EC has either the will or the ability to act independently

A step backward for democracy

Proposed curbing of EC’s power sends a wrong message at the wrong time

A poll-time government without BNP?

A fair election will require much more than token initiatives

No EVMs in general polls / Can ballots ensure free and fair elections?

A genuinely inclusive election depends on a wide range of factors, many of which the Election Commission cannot even begin to address

Only genuine electoral reform can reignite voter interest

Six by-polls are proof that there is a lot to be done before general election

By-polls irregularities: EC probe finds 100 involved

The Election Commission’s probe committee has found that around 100 people, including election officials, were involved in electoral irregularities during the Gaibandha-5 by-polls on October 12.

Why should we trust EVMs?

The EC has failed to assure the people that EVMs will not lead to electoral fraud

Anomalies in UP Polls / EC receives scores of complaints

The Election Commission has received scores of complaints over anomalies in the fifth phase of the union parishad polls held on May 28.

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

UP polls: BNP alleges irregularities in 3rd phase too

Senior BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan alleges that the third phase of union parishad (UP) elections were also marred by “massive vote rigging and irregularities”, like the first and second phases.

April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016

Bloodshed stalks polls

Like in the first phase, violence and irregularities marked the second-phase polls to union parishads yesterday, leaving at least eight people dead and around 130 others wounded in clashes and firing. One of the dead is a 10-year-old boy, who went with his uncle to see voting, and another a Dhaka University student who went to his village ahead of the polls.

March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016

Cancel both phases of UP polls over violence, irregularities, BNP urges CEC

BNP urges Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed to announce cancellation of phase 1 and 2 of Union Parishad elections over irregularities and violence across the country.

March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016

Voter turnout in UP polls 74%: EC

Turnout in the first phase of Union Parishad elections was about 74 percent, says Election Commission Secretary Sirazul Islam.

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