Bahawalpur: As many as 1.6 million voters will exercise their right of vote in 127 union councils of Bahawalpur district in third phase of local body elections.

According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), total 1255 polling stations have been established for the polling scheduled to be held on December 5.

Out of these, 208 polling stations each have been set up for male and female voters while 835 polling stations are combined. Total of 3695 polling booths will be formed in these polling stations of which 2007 are for male voters and 1688 for females. Overall 23 Returning Officers, 46 Assistant Returning Officers, 1045 male Presiding Officers, 210 female Presiding Officers, 2007 male Polling Officers, 1688 female Polling Officers, 3785 male Assistant Polling Officers and 3185 female Assistant Polling Officers will conduct the polling process.

Three Chairmen and 30 Councilors have already been elected unopposed in the district. Out of 1255 polling stations, 60 have been declared as extremely sensitive, 110 sensitive and 1085 are placed in normal category. Special security arrangements have been made by district police to ensure peaceful conduct of elections.