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Election to 161 Upazilas on May 21


Election to 161 Upazilas on May 21

In the second phase of the sixth Upazila Parishad election, the election will be held in 161 Upazilas on May 21. Secretary of election commission secretariat Md. Zahangir Alam announced the schedule after a meeting at the Election Commission Bhaban in Dhaka on Monday (Apr 1), local media reported.

Md. Zahangir Alam said, according to the election schedule, the last date for submission of nominations is Apr 21 and scrutiny of the nominations is Apr 23. While the last date for withdrawal of candidature is Apr 30 and symbol distribution is on May 2 and balloting is on May 21.

The election will be conducted through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

He said, in the election, Additional District Commissioner (ADC) will be appointed as Returning Officer and the Upazila Executive Officers as assistant returning officer. Besides, he said, more than one assistant returning officer well be appointed where voters are more than five lakh and the candidates could able to conduct campaign for 19 days.

Meanwhile in the first phase, election to be held in 152 Upazila Parishads on May 8 and last date for submission of nominations is Apr 15. Scrutiny of nomination papers is Apr 17 and appeal against returning officers decision is Apr 18-20. Disposition of Appeal is Apr 21, the last date for withdrawal of candidature is Apr 22, the symbol distribution is Apr 23 and casting of votes is May 8.

Later, rest of the two phases polls well be held on May 29 and on Jun 5 in 495 upazila across the country.

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