Bangladesh to have over 102 mn voters by 2018

Dhaka, Oct 12 (IANS) The number of voters in Bangladesh will be around 102.5 million by 2018 as the Election Commission (EC) is updating the list by deleting the names of the dead and including those aged between 15 and 17 years.

Bangladesh now has about 96.2 million voters, bdnews24 reported on Monday.

The EC completed data collection and updated the latest list in September.

The EC officials said they gathered information of an additional 6.7 million people who would attain the voting age by next three years.

On the other hand, the number of dead voters was 700,000.

EC secretary Sirazul Islam said details of the collected data would be officially announced soon.

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