The third phase of Union Parishad (UP) elections began in seven unions of Khulna on Sunday morning.
The polling will continue in seven unions of Terkhada and Rupsha upazilas of the district from 8 am to 4 pm as the local administration has taken all the necessary measures for smooth and peaceful completion of the elections.
According to the local Election Commission office, the voting is going on in Madhupur, Azgara, Sachiadah, Chagladah, Terkhada Sadar and Barasat unions of Terkhada upazila and Ghatbhog union of Rupsha upazila.
Thirty-one candidates are contesting the election as chairman candidates from seven unions while 276 as member candidates. Ninety female candidates are contesting the polls from the seats kept reserved for women.
There are some 1,23,891 voters in 68 centres of 63 wards. Of them, 62,486 are male and 61,405 women.