Election Commissioner Anisur Rahman said on Saturday that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used partially in the next parliamentary elections.
He made the remark while addressing at smart national NID cards giving ceremony at Bhedarganj upazila Shilpakala Auditorium in the district, as the chief guest.
The commissioner said using the EVMs in all constituencies won’t be possible in the next election due to the budgetary crisis .
“However, the EVMs will be used partially in some constituencies and the rest will also be covered with ballot papers,” he said, adding that the Election Commission (EC) took preparations to do so.
He said the incumbent EC won’t be criticised like the previous one as the elections organised under them have been held 'in a fair, neutral and peaceful manner'.
“There is no chance directly to contact the government-head during the election time as per the constitution,” the commissioner added.
With Faripur Divisional Election Official Mostafa Faruk in the chair, Deputy Commissioner Parvez Hasan and Superintendent of Police Saiful Hoque among others were present at the event.