4th phase of upazila council elections on March 23New Age Online
The Election Commission on Thursday announced schedule for the elections to 92 upazila councils of 42 districts in the fourth phase setting the polling date for March 23.
Chief election commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad announced the schedule at a press conference at the EC’s media centre in the city.
According to the schedule, aspiring candidates will submit their nomination papers by February 23 and the returning officers will scrutinise those by February 26.
The unwilling candidates can withdraw their candidatures until March 6.
The EC has planned to hold polls to all of about 490 Upazila Parishads in the country in six phases and it had already announced schedules for three phases of the upazila elections.
According to the schedules, elections to 98 upazila councils would be held on February 19 in the first phase, 117 upazila polls on February 27 under the second phase and 83 on March 15 under the third phase respectively.
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