Voters turnout still low in many centres at halfway stage

District Correspondent

The pace of voting in many centres across the country has not improved from a slow start in the morning.

In Sylhet-6, the total number of voters under Panchakhanda Horgovinda School polling centre is 2,505, but only 369 people exercised their franchise till 12:00pm, said presiding officer Ariful Rahman.

“A total of 14 percent vote was cast — five percent in the first two hours and nine percent in the next two,” he said.

Agents of Jatiya Party and Trinamool BNP were not present at all polling booths.

Meanwhile, in the Edward Institution Center in Mymensingh-4, a total of 1,072 votes out of 5,004 were cast till 12:00pm, said Preisiding Officer Mohammad Tariqul Islam Bhuiyan.

At Mahtab Uddin Government College centre in Jhenaidah’s Kaliganj, 752 votes out of 2,578 votes were cast till 12:00pm, said presiding officer of the centre Aktaruzzaman.