The proposal will be sent to the Planning Commission for ECNEC approval, said EC Secretary Md Alamgir following a meeting on Monday.
The full cost of the project has been set at Tk 87.11 billion, according to EC Secretariat Additional Secretary Ashok Kumar Debnath, reports bdnews24.com.
The commission now has 150,000 EVMs, through which it can hold elections in 70-80 constituencies. It will need to purchase new equipment to conduct polls in additional seats.
The 12th general elections for 300 constituencies will be held between November 2023 and January 2024.