The voters of Dhaka and Chittagong cities are delighted for getting a opportunity to exercise their franchise in city polls for a long time. But they also are concerned over their security issue and law and order situation due to the country`s political heat-up moment.
As the elections will be held Tuesday, the voters have been discussing everywhere – from tea stall to offices – about the efficiency of the candidates, the overall election environment and the possible winner.
The Election Commission (EC) has finalised its preparations for the city corporation elections in Dhaka and Chittagong.
Election materials including ballot papers have already reached the offices of the returning officers concerned and those are being sent to polling stations.
The mayoral and councillor candidates already wrapped up their election campaigns on Saturday midnight as per the election rules.
The government has declared a general holiday Tuesday in Dhaka North City Corporation, Dhaka South City Corporation and Chittagong City Corporation so that all voters can exercise their voting rights.
As part of the Election Commission arrangements, around 50,000 polling agents will perform their duties in the three city corporations on election day.
Magistrates will conduct mobile courts at 143 wards in three cities —57 in DSCC, 36 in DNCC and 41 in CCC until Wednesday.
The magistrates along with huge law enforcers including personnel from the police, RAB, BGB, Coast Guard and Ansar, will deal with the incidents of election violence through summary trials.
In DSCC, there are 1,870,753 voters who will cast their ballots at 889 polling stations; in DNCC, there are 2,345,374 voters who will vote at 1093 polling stations; in Chittagong, there are 1,813,449 voters who will exercise their voting rights at 719 polling centres.