The Election Commission has set Jun 24 for the by-polls to the Bogura-6 parliamentary constituency, declared vacant after its winner BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, refused to take oath as an MP.
Electronic Voting Machine, or EVM, will be used to cast ballots at the election. Polls to the constituency will open at 9am and will close at 5pm.
EC Secretariat secretary Helaluddin Ahmad announced the polls schedule at Nirbachan Bhaban.
The EC secretary said the voting in the by-election will be held from 9 am to 5 pm, noting that the voting is deferred one hour due to summer season.
On April 30, 2019, the Jatiya Sangsad announced the Bogura-6 constituency vacant as BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, who was elected from the seat in the 11th parliamentary election, failed to take oath within the stipulated time.
According to the Article 67 of the constitution, the seat of a member of Parliament will be vacate if he/she fails to take oath or affirm to do so within the 90 days from the date of the first sitting of parliament after election date.
According to the constitution, the by-election has to be held within 90 days after a seat becomes vacant.