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4th-phase UP polls Dec 23

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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4th-phase UP polls Dec 23

The fourth phase of Union Parishad polls will be held on December 23, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday.

EC Secretary Md Humayun Kabir Khandaker declared the election schedule after an EC meeting at its office in the capital.

A total of 840 UPs across the country will go to the elections in this phase. Voting will also be held in another three municipalities on the same day, he said.

Candidates for the posts of chairman, member and reserved seats for women will be able to submit their nominations to the returning officers till November 25, according to the schedule.

The scrutinising of nomination papers will be held on November 29 and the last date for withdrawal of candidacy is December 6.

Candidates can make appeal over the EC’s decision on November 30 to December 2, disposal of the appeal on December 3 to 5, the last date of withdraw candidature is December 6.

Candidates will get their symbols on October 27.

Candidates of the municipality elections will follow the same schedule, the EC secretary said.

Meanwhile, a total of 838 UPs will go to polls in the second phase today. Also, elections to 1,007 UPs in the third phase will be held on November 28.

In the first phase, elections were held in 204 UPs on June 21 and 160 UPs on September 20. The EC held the first phase of elections on two dates due to Covid-19.