Voting in MCC polls starts

Voting in the first election to the Mymensingh City Corporation (MCC) begins as a total of 2,96,938 voters will exercise their voting rights.

The balloting starts at 8am and it will continue to 4pm without any break when all of 2,96,938 voters will exercise their franchises in electronic voting machines (EVMs) at 127 polling centers under 33 wards.

“We have taken all-out preparations to hold a peaceful election. Defying inclement weather, election materials have been sent to polling centers” Returning Officer and Regional Election Officer Md Alimuzzaman told BSS.

Awami League mayoral nominee Ekramul Haque Titu has already been elected mayor unopposed. Some 242 persons arel vying for councilor posts in 33 wards while 70 others are contesting for reserved women councilor posts.

He said 10 ansar members and three police men have been deployed in each polling centers while 22 platoon of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), 33 mobile teams of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), 33 mobile teams of police and 11 striking forces have also been deployed to avert any untoward incident.

Besides, one executive magistrate and three additional executive magistrates are discharging duties in each ward. Sixteen judicial magistrates are also performing their duties.