Update April 27, 2015

Dhaka 4-35 pm, 22-June, 2021

No polls campaign after midnight

Sumel Sarker

Election Commission, Bangladesh

No polls campaign after midnight

27 April 2015, Nirapad News: Polls campaign will come to an end after Sunday midnight, two days before the elections to the three city corporations Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Chittagong.

Candidates for city corporation elections are now busy with their last minute campaigns to convince their voters.

As per code of conduct of city corporation elections, “The candidates have to stop campaigns 32 hours before the voting starts, voting day from 8:00am to 12:00am on Tuesday and 48 hours after voting day.”

Returning officers have already asked all the candidates to stop their electioneering by midnight.

Moreover, Election Commission (EC) has completed all sorts of preparation to cast vote for upcoming city corporation elections in Dhaka and Chittagong.

Ballot papers have already sent to the returning officers and they will send the ballot boxes and other materials to polling centers on April 27.

According to the EC budget unit, the ballot papers have been printed three times more than the voters for the city elections.

The EC has printed 1.81-crore ballot papers for mayoral and councilor posts for general and reserved.

A total of 16 candidates are running for mayor, 281 general councilor candidates in 36 wards and 89 candidates for reserved councilor posts in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).

A total of 2,345,374 voters are expected to cast vote in 1,093 polling centers to elect their representatives for next five years.

A number of 1,870,753 voters are expected to cast vote in 889 polling centers to elect their representatives in Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).

A total of 20 candidates are running for mayor post while 390 general councilor candidates are vying in the 57 wards and 97 candidates for reserved councilor posts in DSCC.

Besides, a total of 12 candidates are running for mayor in Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) while 213 general councilor candidates in 41 wards and 62 candidates for reserved councilor posts.

Some 1,813,449 voters are expected to cast votes in 719 polling centers in the elections. Voting in the three city corporations will be held on Tuesday (April 28).

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