The Election Commission is set to publish the lists of possible polling stations for the 10th parliamentary elections from Monday to hear public demands, objections and suggestions.
The lists will be released across the country until September 29 as the commission has already prepared a full list of some 44,000 possible polling centres for the general election due by January 24 next, said an EC official wishing not to be named.
The public demands, objections and suggestions over the possible polling stations will be received by October 6 and be disposed of by October 24.
According to the EC’s plan, the lists of polling centres will be finalised on October 30.
Election Commissioner Abu Hafiz told that the commission will complete the task of setting up polling stations by the end of October.
There were 35,263 polling centres in the country during the ninth national election held on December 29, 2008.
The EC has decided to set up about 10,000 polling stations more as the country has got over one crore fresh voters after the 2008 election.
The number of voters was 8,10,87,003 during the 2008 election, which rose to 9,21,98,029 after the inclusion of over 70 lakh fresh voters during the countrywide voter list updating exercise throughout the year in 2012.