Polls in 60 municipalities underway
News Desk || risingbd.com
The second phase elections in sixty municipalities across the country began on Saturday morning.
The voting began at 8am and will continue till 4pm.
The polling is being held under Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) system in twenty-eight municipalities.
The Election Commission (EC) has completed all the necessary preparations to hold the polls free, fair and neutral.
A total of 221 mayoral candidates, 745 councilors for reserved seats and 2,320 councilors are battling in the general seats under the municipality polls.
The total voters in the sixty-one municipalities are 22 lakh 40 thousands and 226—where 11 lakh 8 thousand 431 are male and 11 lakh 31 thousand 831 are female voters. The total registered polling centers are 1,080.
The municipalities are Swandip in Chattogram, Kazipur, Belkuchi, Ullapara, Sadar and Rayganj in Sirajganj, Mohonganj, Kendua in Netrokona, Kushtia Sadar, Kumarkhali, Bheramara and Mirpur, Kulaura and Komolganj in Maulvibazar, Tarabo in Narayanganj, Shariatpur Sadar, Nageshwari in Kurigram, Sundarganj and Sadar in Gaibandha, Sadar, Birampur and Birganj in Dinajpur, Nozipur in Naogaon, Bhangura, Faridpur, Santhia, Ishwardi and Sujanagar in Pabna, Arani, Bhabaniganj, Kakanhat in Rajshahi, Sunamganj Sadar, Chatak and Jagannathpur in Sunamganj, Madabpur and Nabiganj in Habiganj, Boalmari in Faridpur, Phulbaria and Muktagacha in Mymensingh, Magura Sadar, Savar in Dhaka, Naldanga, Gurudashpur and Gopalpur in Natore, Sherpur, Sariakandhi and Santahar in Bogura, Pirojpur Sadar, Gangni in Meherpur, Sailakupa in Jenaidah, Khagrachari Sadar, Lama in Bandarban, Dhanbari in Tangail, Chandina in Cumilla, Dhaganbhuiyan in Feni, Kishorganj Sadar and Kuliarchar in Kishorganj, Monohardi in Narshingdi, Basurhat in Noakhali and Mongla in Bagerhat.
The country has total 329 municipalities —in the first phase EVM polls were held in 24 municipalities on December 28.
In third phase, polls were taken place in 64 municipalities on January 30 in 2020, and polls will be held in 56 municipalities under fourth phase on February 14.