Monday, 23 May, 2022
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Voter turnout in NCC election good, says Returning Officer

Voter turnout in Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) election is good as 40% voters have exercised their franchise till noon, said returning officer Mahfuza Akter.

“The number of voters increased after noon. Some 40% people have cast their votes in the election till now,” she told UNB on Sunday.

However, she also said that the voting is going on peacefully.

There is no report of any unwanted incident till the filling of this report around 2:30 pm.

Balloting for the Narayanganj City Corporation election started at 8am and will continue till 4pm without any break.

The electioneering officially ended on Friday midnight.

Seven candidates are running for the post of the NCC mayor including AL nominated Selina Hayat Ivy and her principal rival Advocate Taimur Alam Khandaker, a veteran BNP who has been contesting as an independent candidate.

Taimur cast his vote at Masdair Islamia Fazil Madrasha center in the morning.

Besides, 148 candidates are contesting for 27 ward councilors post while 38 women are contesting for conserved seats for women in the NCC polls.

This time the NCC elections have 517,357 voters – including 257,519 females.

However, there are some 42,418 first-time voters.