RANGPUR: Voting for Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) election will be held today, reports UNB
Voting will begin at 8am and will continue till 4:30pm, said Returning Officer Abdul Baten.
The mayoral candidates are Amiruzzaman from Islami Andolon Bangladesh, Abu Raihan from Bangladesh Congress, Touhidur Rahman Mandal from Khelafat Majlish, Mostafizur Rahman from Jatiya Party, Shafier Rahman from National Samajtantrik Dal Jasad, Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia from Awami League, Khorshed Alam from Zaker Party, Mehedi Hasan and Latifur Rahman as independent candidates.
This year, a total of 4,26,470 people are expected to vote in the city corporation election.
“All preparations have been taken to hold a free and fair election and voting will be held at 229 centres through electronic voting machines,” he said. Mobile court drives will be conducted to ensure the election code is being followed, he said.
Campaigning in the Rangpur City Corporation election ended on Sunday midnight amid much enthusiasm.
A total of 229 presiding officers, 1,349 assistant presiding officers and 2,698 polling officers will perform their duties on the election day.
As per the election act, voting for any city corporation must be held within 180 days of the expiration of current posts of mayors and councillors.
Law enforcement agencies are geared towards ensuring security ahead of the polls while a three-tier security approach will be taken at each polling booth. Eleven platoons of BGB will be deployed in each reserved ward while Rab and other force personnel will remain there to ensure security.