Election Commission (EC) on Monday started allocating election symbols among the final candidates of all parties for allowing them to contest the 11th parliamentary election.
“EC starts allocating polls symbols today while the candidates and their supporters can conduct campaign from tomorrow at their respective constituencies after allocation of symbols,” EC Joint Secretary Farhad Ahmad Khan told BSS.
As per rules and regulations of EC, the candidates will continue their campaign till midnight on December 28, ahead of 32 hours of voting day slated for December 30, he said, adding “The candidates this time can carry out their campaign for 19 days”.
He said that the EC has already directed the executive magistrates and law enforcement officers to stay alert to prevent any untoward situation centering polls during the campaign.
A total of 122 Electoral Inquiry Committee will remain in the field of voting where candidates and their supporters could complain on any issues regarding the violation of electoral offenses and code of conduct, he added.
According to election office sources, the code of conduct of election was also announced with directing the size of posters by 60 x 45 centimeters (not more than 3 meters), prohibition on printing of colour posters and using living animals as symbol, fixing of time limit of using microphone from 2pm to 8 pm and avoiding religious places for publicity.