Rangpur City Corporation elections on Dec 21, 2017 | The Daily Star
02:13 PM, October 31, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:09 PM, October 31, 2017

Rangpur City Corporation elections on Dec 21

EC to disclose polls schedule on Nov 5

The Rangpur City Corporation elections will be held on December 21. 

The EC will provide details of the Rangpur city election schedule on November 5, Helaluddin Ahmed, acting secretary of the Election Commission, said today.

Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used at one polling centre on a trial basis and CCTV cameras will be installed at important polling centres in the Rangpur city areas, the EC acting secretary said.

Under the incumbent commission headed by KM Nurul Huda, it would be the major election since the Comilla City Corporation polls held in March.

The five-year tenure of Rangpur city mayor will expire on February 14 next year. But the commission will complete the polls by December ahead of a public examination in early 2018.

The maiden election to Rangpur City Corporation was held on December 20, 2012. Pro-Awami League candidate Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu was elected mayor, defeating Jatiya Party-backed candidate.

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