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02:17 PM, January 31, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:16 PM, January 31, 2020

Dhaka city polls: EC distributes election materials

Returning officers of both Dhaka north and south city corporations have been distributing election materials including Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) a day before the city elections are to be held tomorrow.

The returning officers handed over the polls materials to the respective presiding officers of the voting centres at Dhaka Residential Model School and College at Mohammadpur and Khilgaon Model College respectively, our photojournalist reports.

The presiding officers along with law enforcers gathered at the venues since 8:00am and took away the polling materials for their centres by buses.

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda visited the venue of Dhaka Residential Model School and College after the distribution started in the morning.

There are a total of 2,468 polling centres in both Dhaka north and south city corporations.

The voting in tomorrow’s city elections will start around 8:00am and continue till 4:00pm without any break.

According to the EC, the two city corporations have over 54.02 lakh voters -- 30.35 lakh in DNCC and 23.67 lakh in DSCC -- to cast their votes in the elections.

Along with electing the mayors, DNCC voters will also elect 54 ward councillors and 18 reserved women councillors while DSCC voters will elect 75 ward councillors and 25 reserved women councillors.

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