Sg Kandis by-election: Nomination on July 21, polls on Aug 4

  • Nation
  • Monday, 9 Jul 2018

PETALING JAYA: The Election Commission has fixed nomination on July 21 and polls on Aug 4 for the Sg Kandis by-election.

EC deputy chairman Tan Sri Othman Mahmood said the campaign period is for 14 days.

"The electoral roll to be used for this by-election is the first quarter of 2018, which is updated until July 2, 2018.

"The electoral roll contains 51,230 registered voters comprising 51,217 ordinary voters and 13 overseas voters," he said at a media conference after a special meeting on the Sungai Kandis by-election at the EC headquarters here Monday (May 9).

He said there were no early voters in the Sungai Kandis by-election while the overseas and domestic postal voting applications would be opened from today and closes on July 21.

The Tanjung Hall of the Shah Alam City Council would be used as the nomination centre and the official vote tallying centre, he said.

Shah Alam mayor Datuk Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad has been appointed the by-election returning officer.

He is assisted by three assistant returning officers and 865 personnel appointed from the public.

Othman said the by-election's allocation is estimated to be RM1.4mil.

The by-election was called after PKR’s incumbent assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafie passed away on July 2 due to lymphatic cancer.