Peaceful voting starts in CCC polls
Published : Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 at 9:38 AM Count : 348
The voting in Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) began around 8am on Wednesday at 735 polling centres under 41 wards.
A large number of voters were seen waiting in queues at some centres from the very morning.
A total of 735 presiding officers, 4,886 assistants presiding officers and 9,772 polling officers are performing their respective duties.
Meanwhile, 14,370 members of law enforcement agencies including 25 platoons of BGB, 41 RAB teams, 140 teams of striking forces and 410 mobile teams have been deployed ahead of the election.
The voting, which was postponed 10 months ago due to COVID-19 pandemic, will continue till 4am without any break.
A total of 19,38,706 voters of the Chattogram City Corporation are expected to case their votes through EVM machines to elect a mayor, 41 general councilors and 14 reserved councilors.
Seven mayoral candidates are contesting in the election. They are Rezaul Karim Chowdhury (Awami League), Dr. Shahadat Hossain (BNP), Wahed Murad (Islamic Front Bangladesh), MA Matin (Bangladesh Islami Front), Jannatul Islam (Islami Andolan Bangladesh), Abul Manjur (Peoples Party) and Khokhan Chowdhury (Trinamul NDM).