Candidates can file nomination papers online in next general polls

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Staff Reporter:

Candidates can file their nomination papers online to take part in eleventh national election as the Election Commission (EC) is likely to declare the schedule for the polls any day after October 30.

“We have taken all necessary preparations to hold the election. We have scrutinized every aspect in today’s meeting. We have already sent voter lists in the form of CD to all our regional offices. They have been asked to inform the EC by October 30, if they find any mistakes in the lists,” EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed told newsmen today.

The EC secretary said these as the commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Khan Md Nurul Huda held a meeting on preparations ahead of next general election.

“The EC has finished the work of demarcation of 300 parliamentary seats. We have finalized 40,199 polling booths and the concerned returning officers would publish the final list of polling centres after the declaration of election schedule,” Ahmed added.

The EC secretary further said Taka 700 crore has been allocated for holding the next general election, adding, the EC already approved the sector-based expenditure.

“There would be preparation for using EVMs too. We already have sent proposal to the government to amend law in this regard. EVMs can be used if the law is amended. We would also hold EVM Fair in nine places across the country on October 27 and in Dhaka on the third week of November to make the EVM popular,” The EC secretary added.

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