According to commission sources, the polls schedule was announced on 19 January for 31 pourashavas in the fifth phase. Later, Syedpur pourashava was added to this phase.
Due to the verdict of the higher court, the voting of Jashore pourashava was postponed while in Raozan municipality under Chattogram, the candidates for all posts including mayor and councilor were elected unopposed.
Meanwhile, the EC has postponed the election of Dewanganj pourashava of Jamalpur for indefinite period.
According to sources, 100 candidates are contesting for the post of mayor in the municipalities, 1,318 in the general wards and 366 in the reserved wards.
These pourashavas have 637 polling stations and 4,323 polling booths. There are 14,14,297 voters including 7,07,775 males and 7,27,297 females.