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Rangpur city polls schedule announced

Rangpur city polls schedule announced

Bangladesh Election Commission on Monday (Nov 7) announced the schedule of Rangpur City Corporation elections to be held on Dec 27, local media reported.

Announcing the schedule at Nirbachan Bhaban, Election Commission secretary Jahangir Alam said EVMs will be used in the elections. Voting will continue from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. without any break, he said, adding that CCTV cameras will be installed in all polling stations.

According to the schedule, the last day for filing of nominations is Nov 29. Nomination papers will be scrutinized on Dec 1 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers is Dec 8. Poll symbols will be distributed on Dec 9.

EC Joint Secretary Election Training Institute (ETI) director general Abdul Baten has been made returning officer for Rangpur city elections.