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BCB set to introduce postal ballot in upcoming election

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  • 26th September, 2021 10:26:11 PM
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BCB set to introduce postal ballot in upcoming election

Bangladesh Cricket Board is all set to introduce postal ballot in the upcoming election, BCB sources confirmed Daily Sun on Sunday.

In the upcoming election, scheduled on October 6, councilors can cast their votes through postal ballot without coming physically.

According to the source, a letter from election commission will be sent to each councilor after the nomination of candidates is confirmed. It will be mentioned in the letter that if anybody want to vote without appearing physically, he will be able to cast his vote by post.

The councilors will be able to send the postal ballot to the election commission by post after filling it up but the ballot paper must reach the commission before they start counting their votes.

The source also confirmed that the decision of postal ballot system was taken considering Covid 19 situation in mind.

The proposal was given during the latest annual general meeting of the BCB. The councilors offered BCB to vote with an alternative way without coming physically considering Corona situation.

However the proposal was accepted at the AGM. A total of 32 councillors bought nomination papers for 23 directorial spots till the last day of buying nomination papers while the National Sports Council (NSC) will nominate two others for the remaining spots.