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Published: Thursday March 20, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday March 20, 2014 MYT 10:03:28 AM

Kajang by-election:More than a thousand cast ballots in early polling

KAJANG: Early polling in the Kajang state by-election saw 1,050 voters casting their ballots, representing a turnout of 88.93%.

Election Commission (EC) secretary Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh said the polling yesterday went without a hitch.

“We made available 249 bottles of indelible ink to mark the fingers of early voters. It is the same indelible ink that we used in the two previous by-elections in Sungai Limau and Kuala Besut,” he said here yesterday.

Abdul Ghani said 308 people cast their votes at the Haji Ahmad Shah Hall, the Royal Malaysian Police College Hall, Cheras, 101 at the Anjung Forensic Hall and 641 at Rumah Perkep at the Kajang Police District headquarters.

Since campaigning for the by-election started on March 11, there had been no reports of election offences lodged with the EC, he said.

The constituency has 39,278 voters, including 1,197 police personnel and their spouses who are eligible for early voting.

Earlier, PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, donning a floral baju kurung and white tudung, arrived at the Royal Malaysian Police College at 8.30am to observe the voting process.

She then headed to the Anjung Seri Forensic Hall and Rumah Perkep at the Kajang Police District headquarters at about 9.30am.

The EC has fixed this Sunday as polling day.

Tags / Keywords: Politics, Kajang by-election, early voting, Politics, Kajang by-election, Barisan Nasional, PKR

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