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Voting in 204 union parishads, Lakshmipur 2 by-polls on Monday

  • Published at 09:17 pm June 20th, 2021
Voting municipality elections Noakhali Basurhat
File photo of voters queue up to cast their votes in the second phase of municipality elections. The photo was taken from Basurhat Government Primary School centre in Companiganj upazila of Noakhali on Saturday, January 16, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

The elections will be held from 8am to 4pm without any break

Voting in 204 union parishads (UPs) is set to begin Monday, in compliance with the hygiene rules amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Besides, the by-polls for Lakshmipur 2 constituency, the municipality polls in Jhalokati Sadar and Dinajpur’s Setabganj will be held simultaneously and Electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used for voting.

Some 173 UPs will go to polls in Barisal division, while two UPs in Narsingdi district, six UPs in Gazipur, 13 in Madaripur, two UPs in Sunamganj, six UPs in Lakshmipur, one UP each in Rangpur and Barguna.

Of the 204 UPs, 20 will have EVMs for the voters.

The elections will be held from 8am to 4pm without any break. 

Earlier, the Election Commission (EC) decided to hold elections to 367 UPs of the country in the first phase. 

But, on June 10 last, the commission postponed the polls to 163 union parishads due to the high infection rate of Covid-19.

The Election Commission has already instructed the authorities concerned to hold the elections following the health guidelines.

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