Dhaka – The Election Commission on Saturday announced the schedule for mayoral polls to Gazipur and Khulna city corporations for May 15 voting.
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda made the announcement after a meeting of the commission for the voting to the central city of Gazipur and the south-western Khulna.
Electors in those city constituencies will choose their representatives in the positions of mayors and councillors (both general and reserved for the women).
Contestants will be able to submit nomination papers to the returning officers of the elections by April 12.
The election offices will validate their candidacy after two days of scrutiny on April 14 and 15, according to the election scheduled.
The last date of withdrawal of candidature is April 23.
The elections for the two cities have been scheduled after a nationwide public exam at higher secondary level, but before the start of Ramadan, when most of the people in Muslim majority Bangladesh fast during the day for a month.
Bangladesh’s national election is due by December 2018.