Dhaka: Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed on Monday said the schedule for the next parliamentary polls would be announced any date after October 30.
“Countdown for the next election will start from October 30 as the schedule for the 11th parliamentary election will be announced any date after October 30,” he said.
The EC secretary came up with the assertion while talking to reporters at his office at Nirbachon Bhaban in the capital.
He also said 80 percent works of the election preparation have already been completed and the rest work will be done after the announcement of the election schedule.
The secretary added: “We have already completed demarcation of 300 constituencies, prepared voter list having 10.41 crore voters which will be sent to all districts and upazilas within September 25 in CD [compact disc form.”
Helaluddin also said the draft list of around 40,199 polling stations has been published. Names of polling stations will be published through gazette notification before 25 days of the election date, he added.
In response to a query, the EC secretary informed that around seven lakh polling officials will be required to conduct the election in around 2.6 lakh polling booths.
In response to another question, Helaluddin said there is nothing secrecy in bringing change in the Representation of the People Order (RPO)
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