DHAKA: The next general elections in Bangladesh will be held using the ballot paper, announced the Election Commission in Dhaka on Monday. Briefing media after the Election Commission (EC) meeting, the Secretary of the Election Commission said that the EC has decided to hold the general elections on all the 300 parliamentary seats using ballot papers and transparent ballot boxes.
Earlier, the EC had taken up a project to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at 150 constituencies during the general elections. However, the Taka 8700 crore proposal of the EC could not progress towards implementation. Refurbishing of the EVMs was also not approved by the government.