In the second phase of the municipality elections, 60 municipalities across the country are going to hold polls on Saturday on the party lines.
The Election Commission (EC) has completed all the necessary preparations, said EC Joint Secretary Asaduzzaman.
He said the EC primarily declared poll schedules for 61 municipalities under the second phase, but the elections in Nilphamari's Sayedpur municipality has been postponed due to the death of a mayoral candidate.
The voting in the municipalities will begin from 8:00 am and will continue till 4:00 pm without any break. In 28 municipalities, the ballots will be cast by Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
The EC official said adequate law enforcers and magistrates were deployed for holding the municipality polls peacefully.
Restrictions have been imposed on traffic movements in the electoral areas of the municipalities, the EC official said.
A total of 221 mayoral candidates, 745 councillors for reserved seats and 2,320 councillors for general seats are contesting the polls.
According to the EC, the 61 municipalities have around 22.40 lakh voters, while the number of total polling centres is 1,080.
The municipalities are Swandip in Chattogram, Kazipur, Belkuchi, Ullapara, Sadar and Rayganj in Sirajganj, Mohonganj, Kendua in Netrokona, Kushtia Sadar, Kumarkhali, Bheramara and Mirpur, Kulaura and Komolganj in Maulvibazar, Tarabo in Narayanganj, Shariatpur Sadar, Nageshwari in Kurigram, Sundarganj and Sadar in Gaibandha, Sadar, Birampur and Birganj in Dinajpur, Nozipur in Naogaon, Bhangura, Faridpur, Santhia, Ishwardi and Sujanagar in Pabna, Arani, Bhabaniganj, Kakanhat in Rajshahi, Sunamganj Sadar, Chatak and Jagannathpur in Sunamganj, Madabpur and Nabiganj in Habiganj, Boalmari in Faridpur, Phulbaria and Muktagacha in Mymensingh, Magura Sadar, Savar in Dhaka, Naldanga, Gurudashpur and Gopalpur in Natore, Sherpur, Sariakandi and Santahar in Bogura, Pirojpur Sadar, Gangni in Meherpur, Sailakupa in Jenaidah, Khagrachari Sadar, Lama in Bandarban, Dhanbari in Tangail, Chandina in Cumilla, Dhaganbhuiyan in Feni, Kishorganj Sadar and Kuliarchar in Kishorganj, Monohardi in Narshingdi, Basurhat in Noakhali and Mongla in Bagerhat.
The country has a total of 329 municipalities. Twenty four municipalities went on voting on 28 December last year.
In the third phase, polls in 64 municipalities will be held on 30 January, while 56 municipalities will elect their representatives on 14 February in the fourth phase.