DHAKA, Dec 21, 2016 (BSS) - Narayaganj City Corporation polls will be held tomorrow. For the first time, the elections will be held in the city corporation with the party symbols.
Talking to BSS, election commissioner Mohammad Shahnewaz said that the election commission (EC), completed all preparations for holding the polls in a free, fair and peaceful manner.
Law enforcers have been directed to ensure the highest level of security during the polls as voters could move freely during the election hours. Vote casting will remain continue from 8am to till 4pm, he said.
Returning officer M Nuruzzaman Talukdar said that all electoral materials have already been sent to the respective voting centers in City Corporation.
A total of 195 candidates are contesting for 37 posts. Of them, seven are contesting for the mayoral post and 156 are contesting in 27 wards while 38 are contesting for nine women reserved seats.
A total of 4, 74,931 voters is expected to cast their ballots under 174 poling centers. Of them, 2, 41, 514 are male and 2, 37,878 are female voters.
Director of EC secretariat SM Asaduzzaman said that 8,000 law enforcing members being deployed in Narayanganj city corporation areas to ensure peaceful election while 27 executive magistrates will be on special duties during the election.
Besides, nine magistrates will work with mobile and striking force involved maintaining law and orders while 14 judicial magistrates will work at instant summary trials for election crimes.
All the mobile and striking forces including police, APBN, ANSAR, RAB, Coast Guard and BGB will continue their work till December 23.
During the election, 174 presiding officers, 1,304 assistant presiding officers and 2,608 poling officers will perform duties.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) National News Agency of Bangladesh