The second phase of elections to 848 Union Parishads (UPs) in the country will be held on Nov 11 next. In the second phase UP polls, the voting to 20 UPs will be conducted through Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) system. Bangladesh Election Commission Secretary Md Humayun Kabir Khandaker announced the election schedule after attending a meeting on polls on Wednesday (Sep 29). Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda presided over the meeting of EC at its office in Dhaka, local media reported.
According to the announced schedule, the last date for submission of nomination papers for the second phase of UP elections is Oct 17, selection of nomination papers is Oct 20, the filing of the appeal against the decision of selection is from Oct 21 to 23, appeal disposal on Oct 24 and 25, withdrawal of candidature on Oct 26 and symbol allotment on Oct 27.
Responding to a question from reporters, the Election Commission secretary said: "We are working on the third phase of union parishad elections. The next meeting of the commission will be held next week. The meeting may decide the schedule for the third phase of UP elections."
In response to another question, he said that the voting of all the Union Parishads of the country will be held by December.