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EC makes online nomination submission mandatory for upazila polls

Published : Monday, 25 March, 2024 at 10:58 PM  Count : 500

EC makes online nomination submission mandatory for upazila polls

EC makes online nomination submission mandatory for upazila polls

The Election Commission (EC) has made the online nomination submission mandatory for the upcoming 6th Upazila Parishad polls.


"Nomination papers cannot be submitted manually," said an EC press release on Monday.


According to the election schedule, a total of 152 upazilas, out of 492, across the country will go to the polls in the first phase on May 8. 


As the last date for nomination paper submission for the first phase is April 15, the EC urged the aspirants to submit the nomination papers as soon as possible instead of waiting for the last date.


As per schedule, nomination papers will be scrutinised on April 17 while the last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 22. Of the 152 upazilas, elections to 22 upazilas under 9 districts will be held through electronic voting machines (EVMs). The districts are - Cox's Bazar, Shariatpur, Chandpur, Jamalpur, Pabna, Jashore, Pirojpur, and Manikganj. Polling for rest of the 130 upazilas will be held on ballot papers.

The upazila elections will take place in four phases. Elections in the second phase will be held on May 23 while in the third phase on May 29 and in the fourth phase on June 5.


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