By-election to Cumilla-7 constituency that fell vacant with the death of parliamentarian Prof Ali Ashraf will be held on October 7 next.
The Election Commission announced the election schedule on Thursday, said Director (Public Relations) of EC Secretariat SM Asaduzzaman.
As per the schedule, the deadline for the submission of nominations is September 13, while the date for the scrutiny of nomination papers is September 14 and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature is September 19.
Besides, the pending elections to nine municipalities and 161 Union Parishads will be held on September 20 next. The polls were earlier postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The nine municipalities are Nangalkot in Cumilla, Kabirhat in Noakhali, Sonagazi in Feni, Boalkhali in Chattogram, Chakoria and Maheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar, Bhanga in Faridpur, Noapara in Jashore and Debiganj in Panchagarh.
The by-polls to the chairman posts and three vice chairman posts of nine Upazila Parishad, the mayor post and three councilor posts of four separate municipalities, and five councilor posts of five separate city corporations will be held on October 7.
The nine upazila parishad where by-election to the chairman posts will be held are Sonargaon in Narayanganj, Narsingdi Sadar, Khaliajuri in Netrakona, Shahrasti in Chandpur, Jashore Sadar, Srimangal in Moulvibazar, Kachua in Bagerhat, Bajitpur in Kishoreganj and Feni Sadar.
The municipality where the by-polls to the mayoral post will be held is Godagari in Rajshahi.