Polls preparation at a glance

Dhaka, Wednesday   26 June 2019

Polls preparation at a glance

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 10:04 PM, 28 December 2018   Updated: 10:22 AM, 29 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

In the eleventh parliamentary election of more than 104.2 Million voters, there are 1,861 candidates are contesting from 299(excluding Gaibandha-3) constituencies across the country on 30th December. Of them 1,733 candidates from different political parties and another 128 are independent candidates.

Election officials said, more than 1.5 million people will be involved in election holding activities; of them more than 600,000 lakhs of law-enforcement personnel, about 700,000 lakhs of polling officers and another 100,000 including journalists an observers.

It is learnt that CEC KM Nurul Huda announced the election schedule on 8th November. And on 12th November, It becomes rescheduled. Sources informed, there are 66 returning officers and 582 assistant returning officers in the election. The country has 40 thousand 183 polling centers, and there will be 2 lakh 7 thousand 312 vote rooms in the 11th parliamentary election.

In the 11th parliamentary elections, 10 crore 42 lakh 38 thousand 677 voters will exercise their franchise; of them 5 crore 25 lakh 72 thousand 365 are male and 5 crore 16 lakh 66 thousand 312 are female voters.

The number of the force deployed in the polling station is about 6,08,000. Of these, 1,21,000 of police; 4,46,000 of Ansar; 41,000 from Village police; 414 platoons (30 people per platoon) of Army (389 upazilas); 48 platoons of Navy (18 upazila); 42 platoons of Coastguard (12 upazilas); 983 Platoons of BGB  and 600 platoons  from RAB.

The number of mobile and striking force is about 200 Platoons (about 65 thousand cops) with RAB. Besides, district and metropolitan police patrol teams are deployed all over the country.

EC officials said 1328 executive magistrate will be appointed in the election field. Among them 652 officials will observe the Code of Conduct and 676 officials will lead law enforcement force). On the other hand, Election Committee appointed another 244 officials.

Among Voting Officers 40,183 are presiding officer and 2,07,312 assistant presiding officer. And polling officer 4,14,624.

Internal observer 25,900 people of 81 institutions. Foreign Observers: 38 (Invited from Femboosa, AAEA, OIC, and Commonwealth). Foreign diplomatic mission officials- 64. Bangladeshis working in the Embassy and foreign organizations- 61.

This time 2,124,554 voters will cast their vote through EVMs in all polling centers of six constituencies. There are 845 centers in the six EVMs seats. Of them 4,41,671 voters in Rangpur-3;  2,94,411 voters in Khulna-2; 3,56,244 voters in Satkhira-2; 2,69,315 voters in Dhaka-6; 3,72,775 voters in Dhaka-13 and 3,90,431 voters in Chattogram-9.

Daily Bangladesh/Sohug/Prince