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14/04/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Representation of the People Order, 1972 (President's Order)

( PRESIDENT'S ORDER NO. 155 OF 1972 )

Chapter III

ELECTION

11. (1) For the purpose of holding elections for constituting Parliament, the Commission shall, by notification in the official Gazette, call upon the electors to elect a member from each constituency and shall, in relation to each constituency, specify in the notification-
 
 
1[(a) a day on or before which the nomination of candidates may be filed;]
 
 
(b) a day 2[or days] for the scrutiny of nomination papers;
 
 
(c) a day on or before which candidature may be withdrawn; and
 
 
(d) a day 3[or days], at least fifteen days after the withdrawal day, for the taking of the poll.
 
 
(2) A Returning Officer shall, as soon as may be after the publication of a notification under clause (1), give public notice of the dates specified by the Commission in respect of the constituency or constituencies of which he is the Returning Officer; and the public notice shall be published at some prominent place or places within the constituency to which it relates.
 
 
(3) A public notice issued under clause (2) shall also invite nominations and specify the time before which and the place at which nomination papers shall be received by the Returning Officer 4[or the Assistant Returning Officer].

  • 1
    Sub-clause (a) was substituted by section 2 of the Representation of the People (Fourth Amendment) Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. XIX of 1986)
  • 2
    The words “or days” were inserted by section 2 of the Representation of the People (Fourth Amendment) Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. XIX of 1986)
  • 3
    The words “or days” were inserted after the words “a day” by section 5 of Representation of the People Order (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act. No. XIII of 2009) (with effect from 19th August, 2008).
  • 4
    The words “or the Assistant Returning Officer” were inserted by section 2 of the Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 1986 (Ordinance No. XVII of 1986)
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