Voting ends in Gazipur city polls with high turnout
Voting at Gazipur City Corporation elections ended with high turnout.
However, vote casting at a few centres is underway as the voters who entered those centres within 4:00pm are waiting in queues to exercise their franchises.
The voting of the country’s largest city corporation started at 8:00am and continued till 4:00pm.
According to the EC, there are a total 1,179,476 voters in Gazipur City Corporation: 592,762 male, 586,696 female and 18 transgender. With 57 general and 19 reserved wards, the city corporation has a total of 480 centres and 3,497 polling booths.
This time, 333 candidates are contesting in the polls; of them eight in mayoral posts, 79 in reserved councilor and 246 in councilor posts.
The returning officer of the election, Faridul Islam said a total of 4,435 CCTV cameras have been set up in all 480 centres. Through these cameras, the EC will observe the election from Nirbachan Bhaban at Agargaon in Dhaka.