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Polls to Cumilla, Mymensingh cities on Mar 9

Polls to Cumilla, Mymensingh cities on Mar 9

By-polls to mayoral post in Cumilla City Corporation (CuCC) and elections to Mymensingh City Corporation (MCC) will be held in electronic voting machines (EVMs) on Mar 9, said Election Commissioner Anisur Rahman. He disclosed the information in a press conference in the capital's Agargaon Nirbachan Bhaban on Monday (Jan 22), local media reported.

Polls and by-polls to some municipalities, Union, Upazila, Zila Parishads will also be held on the same day. Detailed schedule will be announced formally soon, Anisur Rahman said. He said apart from municipality, zila parishad and city corporation polls, other elections will be held in ballot paper.

MCC will be on in polls for the second time as last election was held on May 5, 2019.

CuCC mayoral post fell vacant as its mayor and Cumilla City unit of Awami League general secretary Arfanul Haque Rifat died of pneumonia while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore on Dec 13.

Nine municipalities where elections will be held on Mar 9 are – Bakshiganj of Jamalpur district, Patuakhali, Katakhali of Rajshahi, Satkhira, Trishal of Mymensingh, Munshiganj, Taherpur of Sunamganj, Shibganj of Chapainawabganj and Amtali of Barguna.