JAMALPUR: Election Commission (EC) has completed all preparations to hold the Melandah municipality polls in the district in a peaceful atmosphere on Sunday.
Upazila Election Officer and Assistant Returning Officer Anwar Mahmud said Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Police, Ansar and four platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and executive magistrates will be deployed to hold the elections in peaceful manner. According to the election office sources, 24564 voters — 11839 male and 12725 female — will franchise their voting rights.in 75 booths of 10 centers.
Voting will continue from 8 am to 4 pm through ballot papers.
Incumbent mayor Shafik Zahedi Robin (Awami League), Md Manowar Hossain (BNP), and Liyakat Ali (Islami Andolan Bangladesh) are contesting for the mayoral post.
Besides, 35 candidates for 9 ward councilors and 9 candidates for 3 reserved women councilor posts are vying in the polls.