The Election Commission (EC) has taken massive preparation to hold the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls in a free, fair and peaceful manner.
Candidates began formal campaign for the election from June 18 (Monday) as voting will be held on June 26.
Ahead of the polls, the returning officer’s office at Shaheed Bangataz Auditorium is seen very busy with election activities.
Chief Election Commissioner, all election commissioners, EC secretary will come here on Wednesday to meet all candidates and to observe the overall management and law and order situation.
Nezarat Deputy Collector (NDC) of Gazipur Qudrat E Khuda said the EC authority will sit with law enforcers and administration at deputy commissioner’s meeting office in the morning while later they will meet all mayoral, councilor and reserved women councilor candidates at Bangataz auditorium in the afternoon.
Trainings will be imparted on 9,000 polling officers on June 21-22 while 503 members of law enforcement agencies will receive training on June 24.
Assistant Returning Officer Md Tarifuzzaman said proposals have been sent to EC to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) at six centers in GCC polls. Voting rehearsal will be held with the participation of voters of the areas after finalization of six centers.
Seven candidates will vie for mayor post while 254 candidates will contest for general councilor posts in 57 wards and 84 women candidates will vie for reserved 19 councilor posts.
There are 11 lakh 37 thousand 736 eligible voters in the polls.-BSS