The Election Commission has announced schedules for holding polls for Gazipur City Corporation for the first time ever -- and also for the by-polls of Kishoreganj-4 constituency.
Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad said the Gazipur City Corporation elections will be held on Jul 6.
By-polls for Kishoreganj-4, recently vacated after Abdul Hamid was elected President, will be held on Jul 3.
Kishoreganj-4 by polls
Bypolls in this
constituency that includes Itna, Mithamain and Astagram Upazilas will enable the
ruling Awami League gauge their popularity with barely seven months left for the
tenure of the present government.
Last date for filing of nomination
papers is Jun 6. Screening of these papers will be done on Jun 9 and nomination
withdrawal date will be accepted until Jun 17.
An election in the
constituency must be held within Jul 22 as Abdul Hamid vacated his seat on Apr
Mymensingh Senior District Election Officer Jahid Hossain will be the
Returning officer of this election. Three other district Polling Officers will
function as Assistant Returning Officers.
The constituency includes 118
polling centres across the 24 Unions of the three districts comprising of
Gazipur City Corporation polls
schedule, nomination papers for the maiden city polls in Gazipur will have to be
filed in within Jun 6. Screening process will be done on Jun 9 and the last date
for nomination withdrawal is Jun 17.
The government created the Gazipur
City Corporation covering almost 330 square kilometers in Gazipur and Tongi
municipality on Jan 7 this year.
On Jan 16, it was formally declared as
the eleventh City Corporation of the country.
It was then decided to hold
the first ever polls in Gazipur within July 15.
Deputy Secretary Motiar
Rahman of the EC Secretariat has been appointed as the Returning Officer for
this election. Four Upazila Polling Officers have been made Assistant Returning
Local government published a gazette on the newly-formed City
Corporation on Apr 28, which said there were 1,026,967 voters in the 57 general
wards and 19 reserved wards for women.
Election Commission wants to hold
polls for general ward-25 with electronic voting machines (EVM).