5th phase municipal polls February 28

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:24, Jan 19,2021

 
 

The Election Commission on Tuesday announced the schedule for the elections to 31 more municipalities on February 28.

This is the fifth phase of the ongoing staggered civic body polls.

Declaring the schedule, EC secretary Md Alamgir told reporters that the commission would take necessary steps to stop electoral violence.

He said that voting at all the 31 municipalities will be held with electronic voting machines.

Alamgir said that the last date for filing nomination papers is February 2 and the last date for withdrawing nomination is February 11.

In the first and second phases, elections were held on December 28, 2020, and January 16 respectively amid violence and irregularities while ruling Awami League candidates captured most municipalities.

The EC secretary earlier said that out of 329 municipalities in the country, elections to 259 municipalities would be held in five phases starting on December 28, 2020.

The third phase of the municipal polls will be held on January 30 and the fourth phase on February 14.

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