Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad has dismissed the opposition leader’s allegation over the updated electoral rolls saying that the Election Commission will not compromise when it comes to making a flawless voter list.
There is no scope of having flaws except clerical errors in the voter list, the CEC told reporters yesterday at his EC secretariat office.
Sought comments over Khaleda’s allegation, CEC said, “We verified the data of fresh voters through automated fingerprint identification system and excluded duplicates… there are name, photograph and fingerprint of each voter in the voter list. We’re putting in our best efforts to make it 100 percent errorless. We won’t make any compromise in this regard.”
There is a possibility of having some clerical mistakes like misspelling of names, age-related mistakes and so on. The commission is continuously working to remove such mistakes. “The mistakes will be corrected, if any. Some studies found 99.98 percent accuracy of our voter lists.”
The commission is still examining the objections over any mistake in the voter list. “We’ve prepared the voter list using photographs and biometrics as well as we crosschecked it using developed software. We think there’s no scope of having any error in the voter list,” he added.
On Tuesday, Khaleda Zia alleged that there are huge irregularities and flaws in the current voter list and a fair election is not possible with this flawed voter roll.
Currently, there are 9 crore 19 lakh 48,224 voters according to the EC secretariat’s updated information as of September 24 this year.