DOT Desk: Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal has said the average voter turnout in the by-elections to six constituencies – vacated by BNP leaders following their resignation in December – was 15-25%,reports TBS.
“Voter turnout was relatively low in the by-polls. Approximately 15-25% voters cast vote but it cannot be said for sure yet. We have to wait a little more for that,” he said in a media briefing at the Election Commission Building in Agargaon yesterday.The CEC also claimed that no significant evidence of irregularities or rigging was found in the voting of six constituencies. “The polling in six constituencies was peaceful and fair,” he said.
The CEC said 40 candidates are contesting in six constituencies. Voting was held through 867 EVMs and the number of voters in six constituencies was 22.54 lakh. Voting in the by-polls to the six parliamentary seats — hakurgaon-3, Bogura-4 and 6, Chapainawabganj-2, 3 and Brahmanbaria-2 — was held today amid some stray incidents.The voting began at 8:30 am and continued till 4:30 pm.
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