First phase UP election Monday

Sun Online Desk

20th June, 2021 09:31:33 PM printer

First phase UP election Monday

Voting in the first phase of Union Parishad (UP) polls will be held on Monday (tomorrow) amid fear of violence at some places.

The Election Commission has completed all process to hold the election from 8:00am to 4:00pm in 204 union parishads of 41 upazilas in 13 districts, strictly maintaining Covid 19 health guidelines.

Electronic Voting Machine will be used in 20 UPs while ballot papers will be used in the rest of the UPs, according to the statistic of EC.

Sources said election materials, including ballot papers and EVMs have already been distributed and sent to the polling centres on Sunday.

A total of 859 candidates are contesting for chairman posts, 6,960 for general member posts and 2,154 for reserved member posts in the first phase of UP polls.

A total of 28 chairman candidates have already been elected unopposed.