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Zila Parishad elections Oct 17

Gaibandha-5 by-polls Oct 12

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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The Election Commission announced the schedule for Zila Parishad election on Tuesday, fixing the polling date on October 17.

District Commissioner has been made returning officer of the election and senior district election commissioner and district election commissioner made assistant returning officer.

The deadline for filing nominations for the posts of chairman, reserved and general members is September 15.

Scrutiny of the nomination papers will be held on September 18 while the last date for withdrawal of nominations papers is September 25 and candidates will get symbol on September 26, according to the schedule.

Polls will be conducted through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in all Zila Parishad during 9:00am to 2:00pm.

The government announced the termination of Zila Parishads on April 17.

According to the Zila Parishad Law, the Parishads expire after five years from the date of the first meeting. There is also a provision to hold elections 180 days before the expiry of a Parishad’s tenure.

But the elections were delayed due to the passing of the Zila Parishad (Amended) Bill-2022 recently.

The Election Commission cannot take initiative to hold any election of the Zila Parishad on its own without the clearance of the LGRD ministry.

Meanwhile, by-polls to Gaibanda-5 constituency will be held on October 12.

The EC announced the schedule of the constituency on Tuesday. The voting will be held with EVM from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

The last date for submitting nomination paper is September 13 while scrutiny of the nomination paper is September 15 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination paper is September 22, according to the schedule.

Candidates will get poll symbol on September 23. Regional election officer of Rajshahi region has been made returning officer of the by-polls while district election officer Gaibandha and Naogaon has been made assistant returning officer.