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Voting in Dhaka 5, Naogaon 6 by-polls on October 17

  • Published at 05:58 pm September 3rd, 2020
The Election Commission is planning to use EVMs at the polling centres in one-third of the country’s 300 constituencies, a move which drew huge criticism from oppositions and independent observers Syed Zakir Hossain
File photo of an electronic voting machine Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

EVMs to be used for the elections

The Election Commission has announced the schedule for the by-polls to Dhaka 5, Naogaon 6 parliamentary seats, setting October 17 for the voting.

The commission’s Secretary Md Alamgir told the media on Thursday that electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used for vote casting.

The deadline for filing nominations is September 17, officials will scrutinize those on September 20, he said before adding the last day to pull out from the race is September 27.


Also Read - EC sets date for voting in by-polls to 3 seats


Polls symbols will be allotted to qualified candidates on September 28.

Schedules for the postponed local government elections will be announced by the end of September, said EC Secretary Alamgir.

The Dhaka 5 and Naogaon 6 constituencies fell vacant after the deaths of Habibur Rahman Mollah on May 6 and Israfil Alam on Jul 28, respectively.

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