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Vote counting begins after Cumilla city polls end peacefully

BSS . Cumilla
15 Jun 2022 09:26:50 | Update: 15 Jun 2022 16:52:13
Vote counting begins after Cumilla city polls end peacefully
Voting is underway at Victoria College center in Cumilla City Corporation election — TBP Photo

Counting of votes in Cumilla City Corporation election has begun after ending of voting peacefully at 4pm on Wednesday.

The voting started at 8 am and continues until 4 pm without any break. The voting took place on electronic voting machines (EVM).
 
The voters were seen standing in long lines at polling centres since morning to cast their votes in the corporation area.

The Election Commission (EC) took all preparations for conducting free and fair elections.
 
Three mayoral candidates cast their votes in their respective polling stations in the morning.

Awami League mayoral candidate Arfanul Haque Rifat and independent candidate Nizam Uddin Kaiser exercised their voting right at the Victoria College polling station in the city at 9 am. Independent candidate and former mayor Monirul Haque Sakku cast his vote at the same time at the polling station at Hochhamia High School in the city.

Adequate law enforcement personnel were deployed at each polling station so that the voters can come to the polling booths without any hindrance. Law enforcement continues to patrol the city's main thoroughfares.

Visiting at the city's Modern High School polling centre at 10am, voters were seen waiting in lines to cast their votes in a festive atmosphere.

Voter Abdul Samad told BSS that the voting was held smoothly.
Hosneyara Begum, a woman voter at the center, said, "I have come to cast my vote. I was able to vote without any hassle”.

Presiding Officer Abdul Baten said the atmosphere at the polling stations was good and voters were standing in lines to cast their votes. At the centre, more than 20 members of the law enforcement are on duty.

Besides police, BGB and RAB members were on duty.