The elections to 16 Union Parishad (UP) in three Upazilas of the district will be held on Sunday as part of the countrywide fourth phase UP polls.
The election commission has already completed all preparations to hold the voting in 16 UP of Bakshiganj, Madarganj and Sarishabari Upazila amid peaceful atmosphere.
The elections will be held in Bakshigaj Sadar and Battazor Union Parishads in Bakshiganj Upazila, Charpakerdaha, Adarvita, Zorkhali, Balizuri, Sidhuli, Gunaritola and Koroichara unions in Madarganj Upazila and Pogaldigha, Bhatara, Mahadan, Awna, Doail, Satpoya and Kamrabad unions in Sarishabari Upazila.
Chairman candidates in Charpakerdaha, Adarvita, Zorkhali, and Balizuri unions in Madarganj Upazila were elected unopposed so the polling will be held only in members and women member (reserved) posts there.
The election office said a total of 13 candidates are contesting two chairmen posts in Bakshiganj Upazila while 7 candidates vying for 3 chairmen posts in Madarganj Upazila and 31 candidates for 7 chairmen posts in Sarishabari Upazila.
Besides, 197 candidates for women reserved member posts and 591 candidates for member posts are vying in 16 union Parishad polls in the three Upazilas.
A total of 27170 voters will cast their votes at 77 booths in 18 centers of Bakshiganj Upazila.
The voting will be held from 8 am to 4 pm without any break through ballot papers, the election office added.