2 upazilas, one municipality go to polls

Bangladesh Local Election
Voting going on at a polling centre in Satkania upazila in Chattogram. Photo: Md Rajib Raihan/Star

Voting is going on in two upazila elections -- Satkania Upazila in Chattogram and Kotchandpur upazila in Jhenidah -- and in one municipality poll in Nabinagar pourasava in Brahmanbaria district.

The voting started at 9:00am, which will continue till 5:00pm.

In Satkania upazila, presence of voters has been very low since voting began in the morning, reports our Chattogram staff correspondent.

Around 10 to 12 percent voters showed up to the polling centres in Satkania upazila till 12noon, Election Officer Sheikh Farid was quoted as saying.

In Kotchandpur upazila, voters were coming to cast their votes at the polling stations since this morning, reports our Jhenidah correspondent quoting Election Officer Mohammad Mehedi Hasan.

Meanwhile, Electronic Voting Machines are being used to cast votes in 12 centres in Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria, our district correspondent reports quoting Mohammad Jahidul Islam, assistant returning officer of Municipality Polls and Nabinagar upazila election officer.