The Election Commission (EC) has started updating the voter list in Dhaka city on Saturday.
The process will continue till November 5.
SM Asaduzzaman, director of Public Relations at the Election Commission said: “Those who will be 18 years old on January 1, 2018, will be included in the updated voter list during this period (Oct 14-Nov 5)."
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda visited the voter registration activities at Siddheswari Girls' School on Bailey Road in the morning.
Other Election Commissioners Mahbubur Talukader, M Rafiqul Islam, Begum Kobita Khanam and Brigadier (retd) J Shahadot Hossain Chowdhury visited four centres at Kalachandpur Government Primary School, Jhikatola Model Government Primary School, Muslim Modern Academy and Mirpur Adarsha High School respectively.
On July 25, the EC started the door-to-door data collection drive across the country. Around 200,000 eligible voters’ data was collected.
The EC is now collecting photographs and fingerprints of the eligible voters in the capital.
The EC will continue its voter list updating activities at 50 centres under the jurisdiction of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and 77 other centres under Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).
Those who earlier failed to fill the voter registration forms during the data collection campaign will also be able to register as voters at the centres.