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3rd phase election to 112 upazilas May 29

  • EC Secretary Md Jahangir Alam declared the schedule
  • Symbols to be allotted to candidates on May 13
Update : 17 Apr 2024, 04:35 PM

The Election Commission on Wednesday announced the schedule for 3rd phase upazila election to hold the polls in 112 Upazila Parishads on May 29.

EC Secretary Md Jahangir Alam declared the schedule after an EC meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city.

As per the schedule, the deadline for submitting nomination papers is May 2, the date for scrutinizing the nomination papers is May 5, and the last date for withdrawing candidature is May 12.

Besides, aspirants can file appeals against the decisions of returning officers over the acceptance or rejection of nomination papers on May 6-8. The appeals will be disposed of on May 9-11.

The symbols will be allotted to candidates on May 13.

In the third phase election, ballots will be cast through electronic voting machines (EVM) instead of traditional ballot papers in 21 out of 112 upazilas.

This time, the EC is holding the sixth countrywide upazila election in four phases. 

The polls will now be conducted in more than 450 of the 495 upazilas throughout the country.

The commission earlier announced the first two-phase election schedules to hold the balloting in 150 upazilas on May 08 and 161 upazilas on May 21.

In the first phase election, the deadline for submission of nomination papers expired on Monday, and 1,891 aspirants-for one chairman post and two vice chairman posts in each body—submitted nomination papers in 150 upazilas.

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