District Council election to be held on Dec 28
Staff Correspondent: The election commission has declared the schedule for the first ever election in district councils, fixing 28 December as the polling day.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed declared the schedule at a press briefing at the EC’s mediacenterin Dhaka at 1:15pm.
As per the schedule, the deadlines for filing nomination papers for posts of chairman, reserved and general members is on the 1st December as the commission will scrutinize them on 3 and 4 December.
The last date of withdrawing nomination is on the 11th December.The electoral symbol will be allocated on the 12th December. Voting will be held from 9:00am to 2:00pm on that day.
The House on October 6 passed the District Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
There are 1,281 posts for election in the 61 district councils.