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Municipal Polls: Distribution of JaPa’s nomination papers begins Wednesday

Jatiya Party will begin the distribution of its nomination papers from tomorrow (Wednesday) to those who want to contest the upcoming first phase of elections to 25 municipalities with the party’s ticket.

The party aspirants can collect the nomination forms from its Chairman’s Banani office from Wednesday, said a party press release on Tuesday.

It said the nomination seekers can collect the form between 11am to 5pm each day until November 30.

The party requested the aspirants to maintain health safety rules while collecting the nomination forms due to the prevalence of coronavirus.

According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission (EC), the first phase of municipal elections will be held on December 28.

The deadline for the submission of nomination papers is on December 1, while the date for the scrutiny of nomination papers is on December 3 and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is on December 10.

The 25 municipalities that will go to polls on December 28 are Panchagarh of Panchagarh, Pirganj of Thakurgaon, Fulbari of Dinajpur, Badarganj of Rangpur, Kurigram of Kurigram, Puthia and Katakhali of Rajshahi, Shahjadpur of Sirajganj, Chatmohor of Pabna, Kokhsha of Kushtia, Chuadanga of Chuadanga, Chalna of Khulna, Betagi of Barguna, Kuakata of Patuakhali, Ujirpur and Bakerganj of Barishal, Gafargoan of Mymensingh, Madan of Netrakona, Dhamrai of Dhaka, Sreepur of Gazipur, Dirai of Sunamganj, Borolekha of Moulvibazar, Sayestaganj of Habiganj and Sitakunda of Chhattogram.

The voting will be conducted through the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) from 8am to 4pm without any break.

According to the Local Government Division, there are 329 municipalities in the country and the EC will hold elections to 224 in different phases as their tenures will expire by March 2.

Source: United News of Bangladesh