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Voting to KCC, BCC polls begins

Monday, 12 June 2023 | 4:04 am | 337 times

Voting to KCC, BCC polls begins

Voting to the elections of Barishal City Corporation (BCC) and Khulna City Corporation (KCC) is underway.

The voting began at 8:00 am on Monday and will continue till 4:00pm.

The elections are being held at 1,732 booths of 289 polling centres using around 3,000 electronic voting machines (EVMs).

The Election Commission (EC) has installed many cameras to constantly monitor the polling centres.

To control law and order in the electoral area, additional law enforcers, including Police, RAB, BGB, Ansar, VDP and APBN, have been deployed.

A total of 5,35,522 voters, including 2,66,698 female, will cast their votes in the polls.

In Barishal City Corporation (BCC) polls, the mayoral candidates are Awami League nominated Abul Khair Abdullah alias Khokon Serniabat, Jatiya Party’s Iqbal Hossain Taposh, Islamic Andolan Bangladesh’s Mufti Syed Faizul Karim, Zaker Party’s Mizanur Rahman Bachchu, and independent candidates Ali Hossain Howladar, former Chhatra Dal leader Kamrul Ahsan Rupan and Asaduzzaman.

Some 116 candidates are vying for councillors at 30 wards in the city and 42 women candidates for the 10 reserved councillor posts.

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