Ansar Ahmed Illah
Contributing Editor, Shottobani
London: The UK Election Commission Chair Sir John Holmes praised Bangladesh’s digitized bio-metric Voter’s ID card and the Electronic Voting Mechanism (EVM) when Bangladesh’s Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda called on his counterpart on Wednesday 12 February in London. Bangladesh High Commissioner for the UK and Ireland Saida Muna Tasneem attended the meeting too.
During the meeting, CEC KM Nurul Huda and Sir John Holmes exchanged views on the best practices, challenges and conduct of elections in their respective countries. Sir John Holmes expressed hope that the UK too would be modernising and digitalising its electoral process, which is currently manual.
They also exchanged views on various issues including restrictions and financial accountability of electoral candidates, local council election system, voting of overseas citizen by postal balloting, commonwealth dual national voting system.