Gazipur, Khulna mayoral polls on 15 May


The election commission on Saturday announced the schedule for the civic elections to Gazipur and Khulna city corporations, fixing 15 May as polling date.

After a commission meeting at the election commission secretariat at Agargaon in the capital, chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the schedule.

Gazipur, Khulna mayoral polls on 15 May.

According to the schedule, the aspirants will have to submit their nomination papers by 12 April and those will be scrutinised on 15 and 16 April.

Candidates can withdraw their candidatures by 23 April.

Gazipur, Khulna mayoral polls on 15 May.

The tenures of five city corporations – Gazipur, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal – will expire by this October. The tenure of Gazipur city corporation will expire on 4 September and Khulna on 25 September, Rajshahi on 5 October, Sylhet on 8 October and Barisal on 24 October.

The electoral law stipulates that the elections to the city corporations shall be held within six months before the expiry of the local body.