Permatang Pauh and Rompin polls may be held at same time


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 09 Apr 2015

PUTRAJAYA: The by-elections for Permatang Pauh and Rompin parliamentary seats may be held simultaneously.

This is a possibility because the dates both seats were declared vacant around the same time, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof.

“Permatang Pauh (was declared vacant) on April 1 while for Rompin, the vacancy date may be on April 5.

“We will have a meeting to decide all the important dates for Rompin tomorrow,” he said in a press conference about the Permatang Pauh by-election.

Abdul Aziz said the EC would not have any problem in organising both by-elections simultaneously.

The Rompin by-election followed the sudden demise of Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis in a helicopter crash on Saturday.

The Permatang Pauh seat was declared vacant when its incumbent Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was disqualified as a Member of Parliament and the Pardons Board rejected a petition for a royal pardon sought by his family over his conviction for sodomising his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

The EC has set May 7 as the polling day for Permatang Pauh by-election, May 3 for early voting while nomination day has been fixed for April 25.

Abdul Aziz said the 2013 voters’ list would be used together with the latest list of newly registered voters.

“The list comprises 71,890 voters, of whom 71,252 are voters, 627 early voters and 11 postal voters.

“The nomination process and official vote tallying would be held at the Bukit Mertajam National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) Hall,” he said.

Abdul Aziz said 25 schools with 132 polling streams would be used, while early voting would be held at Seberang Prai Tengah Police Headquarters Hall.

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