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Slowness in voting: Voting is going on even after 4 o’clock

Md Magem Ali
September 20, 2021 12:03 pm
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EVM elections are being held in Debiganj municipality of Panchagarh for the first time. Voter turnout is still high in almost every center. Even after 4 pm parole, it was not possible to complete the voting on time due to various reasons including explaining to the voters to vote in EVM, problems in EVM machine, server not working, not matching anyone’s fingerprint. So far, voters have been waiting in long lines to cast their ballots for the first time.

The same picture was seen at 5 pm on the day of election. .
Even though it was 5 pm, a long line of more than 100 women voters could be seen at the New Bandar Government Primary School in Debiganj Municipality. Voters complain that EVMs are not working properly, those in charge of polling are not paying proper attention and are neglecting their work.

Umme Kulsum, a female voter at the New Port Government Primary School Center, said she came to the center at 1.30pm to cast her vote. I have not been able to vote yet I don’t know why it’s late. However, I heard that the machine is not working.
The same allegation was made by Parimal Dey, a 60-year-old man who came to cast his vote at the Residential Model School and College Center in Ward 7. He said, I have been standing in the hot sun since 2 pm. But the line is not moving. I heard that he is not taking ballot in the machine. We voted with enthusiasm. How logical it is to harass us.

Beast Nath Roy, presiding officer of the new Bandar Government Primary School Center, said some problems with the EVM had been rectified. No problem now. Attendance of 80 percent voters in this center. Which has not happened in almost 10 years. Due to this, the voting process is a bit slow.