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The voting through the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) began at 8:00am in 149 centres and continued till 4:00pm, said regional election officer Foysal Quader.

Deputy commissioner and returning officer Kazi Emdadul Islam estimated that between 30 and 40 per cent voters cast their ballots. The constituency fell vacant after its MP Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury died of Covid-19 on 11 March.

The by-poll was deferred twice due to the massive surge of Covid-19 transmission.

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