Voting to Gazipur City Corporation Polls Begins

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The voting to Gazipur City Corporation polls started at 8.00am on Thursday, and it will continue till 4.00pm without any break.

The voting is being held using the electronic voting machine (EVM) at 480 polling centers under the GCC area.

The GCC, constituted with a total of 57 wards, has some 11,794,76 voters. Of them, 5,92,762 are male voters, 5,86,696 are female voters and the rest 18 are hijras.

Earlier the Election Commission completed all the necessary preparations for holding the GCC polls.

A total of 13,000 law enforcers have been deployed to maintain law and order during the elections. Members of the law enforcement agencies have been deployed at all the polling centers. Some 351 polling centers are risk-prone and other 129 are general.

In addition to this, a total of 30 teams led by the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), 13 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), 19 striking police force teams and fifty-seven mobile teams have been deployed in the GCC areas.

Ruling Awami League candidate Azmat Ullah and independent candidate Zaida Khatun are vying for the mayoral post.

Zaida Khatun is the mother of Gazipur City former mayor Jahangir Alam whose candidacy was scrapped for bankruptcy.

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