A preliminary list of polling places for the general election will be made public. Wednesday

DhakaTribune || Shining BD

Published: 8/16/2023 6:21:52 AM
This undated file image shows a ballot box Photo: Dhaka Tribune

This undated file image shows a ballot box Photo: Dhaka Tribune

Locally, the preliminary list of polling places for the upcoming elections for the 12th National Assembly will be made public.


A list of potential polling places will be made available on Wednesday in a number of places, including the union parishad and upazila election offices.

Following the instructions in the Election Commission's (EC) polling station establishment and management policy, a committee headed by deputy commissioners and upazila nirbahi officers created a preliminary list of polling places by visiting all electoral areas in person with the necessary parties.

The schedule for this process is as follows: the preliminary list will be released on Wednesday, and objections to the list can be submitted until August 31. The resolution of these objections and claims will take place by September 11, with the finalization of the draft polling station list slated for September 17.

The compiled list is to be finalized and submitted to the EC Secretariat by September 24 through the regional election officer from the field level.

Responding to inquiries on Tuesday, Md Munir Hossain Khan, the senior district election officer for Dhaka, stated that all necessary preparations for the draft's release have been completed through thorough visits to the polling stations by the appointed committee.

He further said: "The list will be accessible to everyone at local level offices across Dhaka district, as well as nationwide, starting Wednesday. If anyone has any claims or objections within the specified timeframe, they are encouraged to submit an application regarding their concerns."

Md Munir also noted that compared to the 11th parliamentary election, there will be an increase in the number of voters in the upcoming twelfth parliamentary election. The effort has been made to retain the majority of the previous polling stations, with the addition of some new centres as well.

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