FENI: People in Chhagalnaiya municipality of the district are casting votes on Tuesday using electronic voting machine (EVM) for the first time.
Two candidates—AL nominated candidate Mohammad Mastafa, present mayor and Chhagalnaiya municipal unit AL president, and independent candidate Noor Mohammad Jaker Haydar Sumon, senior member of Chhagalnaiya unit Jubo League—are contesting in the municipality election. A total of 35,659 voters, 18605 are male and 17054 female, are expected to cast their votes at 13 centres.
The voters said at first, they are afraid of casting vote through EVM. But, later, the process was easy to them.
District election officer Md Nasir Uddin Patwary said, “For holding a credible and peaceful election, all sorts of steps have been taken.”
To ensure security at the voting centres, police, RAB and BGB members have been deployed, he added.