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EC: 5.4m new voters set to be enrolled

  • Published at 07:43 pm January 20th, 2020
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File photo of Nirbachan Bhaban, which houses the offices of the Election Commission and its secretariat, in Dhaka's Agargaon Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Also, the number of transgender voters have been disclosed by the Commission

Bangladesh has got 5.4 million new voters after its 2018 general election.

The was mentioned according to the draft updated electoral rolls revealed by the Election Commission on Monday, reports UNB.

The number of voters will stand at 10,96,06,187 (nearly 11 crore), including 5,53,25,292 men, 5,42,80,542 women and 353 transgender, once the updated voter list is finalized.

Election Commission Additional Secretary Mokhlesur Rahman revealed the draft electoral rolls at a press conference at the Commission Secretariat.

Director General of the National Identity Registration Wing Brig Gen Saidul Islam was present at the time.

A total of 67,58,341 fresh voters -- 35,82,163 men and 31,75,825 women – were enrolled in the draft list, while 13,92,236 voters who died by the time were deleted from the list.

Meanwhile, the Commission identified 2,07,635 dual voters and removed them from the list during the update.

The Election Commission for the first time disclosed the number of transgender voters after collecting their data with their own identities during the updating exercise.