• Voter turnout is low because youths wake up late, said Dhaka North City Corporation Returning Officer Abul Kashem.
"It is true that voter turnout is a bit low… The younger generation wakes up late. I think voter turnout will go up later," he said at around 10:45am after observing the IES School and College polling sector at Uttara Sector 5.
• Atiqul Islam, the Dhaka North mayoral candidate for Awami League, said lower voter turnout proves that country is progressing.
"I would have felt better if more voters showed up. But the low voter turnout is proof of the fact that our country is progressing. Voter turnout is very low in foreign countries. Since Friday and Saturday are weekends, a lot of people have gone outside Dhaka," Atiqul said.
• The fingerprint of Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda also mismatched when he went to cast his vote at IES School and College at Uttara. Later he cast vote showing his national identity card.
"My fingerprint is 8 to 9 years old. My finger was sweating too. Later I cast vote showing my NID card," the CEC told reporters.
• Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury also had problems voting using EVMs on Saturday.
"The EVM could not identify me. My fingerprint did not match," he told reporters after voting at Kakoli High School in Dhanmondi.