Voting underway in Gazipur City Corporation polls
Voting in Gazipur City Corporation elections began this morning using electronic voting machines (EVMs).
The voting started at 8:00am and will continue until 4:00pm without any break.
A large number of voters were seen in the Mariali Government Primary School centre in ward-26 of the city, reports our local correspondent from the spot.
The voting started peacefully, said the centre's presiding officer Prof Abdul Alim, adding that the school has a separate women's centre.
A total of 11,79,476 voters are expected to exercise their franchise. Of them, 5,92,762 are male, 5,86,696 female and 18 are transgender.
The voting will be held using the electronic voting machine (EVM) at 480 polling centres under the GCC area.
A total of 13,000 law enforcers will be engaged to maintain law and order during the Gazipur City Corporation election today, Gazipur Metropolitan Police (GMP) Commissioner Molla Nazrul Islam said yesterday.
After Gazipur, city corporation elections will be held in four other cities. The national election is scheduled to be held either in December this year or January next year.