Polls to 17 UPs start in Manikganj
Publish | 26 Dec 2021, 18:50
The elections to 17 Union Parishads of Saturia and Ghior upazilas in the district started in a peaceful atmosphere with festivity this morning.
The voting began at 8 am and it will continue till 4 pm without any break.
The Election Commission has taken all necessary steps to hold the elections in a free and fair manner.
District Election Office said a total of 36 candidates are contesting for nine chairmen posts, 283 for 81 general members and 97 female candidates for 27 women reserved seats in Saturia upazila of the district.
Besides, a total of 1, 42, 004 voters are casting their votes in 483 booths of 81 centers.
District Election Officer Sheikh Mohammad Habibur Rahman said a total of 81 Presiding Officers, 454 Assistant Presiding Officers and 908 Polling Officers were appointed for conducting the election.
Meanwhile a total of 36 candidates are contesting for seven chairmen posts, 265 for 63 general members and 80 female candidates for 21 women reserved seats in Ghior upazila of the district.
A total of 1,26,462 voters are casting votes today. 65 Presiding Officers, 344 Assistant Presiding Officers and 688 Polling Officers were appointed for conducting the votes in 344 booths in 65 centers the sources said.,
Law enforcers have been deployed in all voting centers to maintain law and order situation.