EC to look into security, logistics aspects before holding two by-elections simultaneously


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 05 Aug 2018

Tan Sri Othman Mahmood. -filepic

SHAH ALAM: The Election Commission (EC) will take into consideration polling locations, security and logistics aspects before deciding on holding the Balakong and Seri Setia by-elections simultaneously.

Its deputy chairman Tan Sri Othman Mahmood said these details must be taken into account and the decision would be made in a special meeting expected to be held at the EC headquarters on Aug 8.

"The meeting will also decide on the important dates for the Seri Setia state by-election," he told the media at the end of the Sungai Kandis vote counting process at the Dewan Besar Tanjung of the Shah Alam City Council in Section 19 here Saturday (Aug 4).

On the 49.4% voter turnout in the Sungai Kandis by-election, he said the EC had made improvements by increasing on the number of polling channels from two to three, providing buggies and extending the polling time.

"We will ensure these steps are maintained for the Balakong and Seri Setia by-elections," he said. -Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

nation , Balakong , Seri Setia , by-elections

   

Next In Nation

Umno MPs must vote against Emergency, says Ahmad Zahid
Health Ministry warns against participation in illegal gatherings a day before planned strike
KJ: Vaccination guidelines for illegal immigrants, refugees approved by CITF
Cops nab 29 suspected drug addicts at Balik Pulau jetty 'drug den'
Covid-19: Awareness about importance of getting tested increasing nationwide, says Health DG
Covid-19: 92 fatalities take death toll to 7,994
Covid-19: Sarawak detects 93 cases involving Delta variant
Covid-19: Suggestion on antibody test is outside police jurisdiction, says IGP
Malaysian Olympic swimmer Welson Sim catches eye of Chinese netizens
Ismail Sabri: 14 localities in Kelantan, nine in Sabah among areas under EMCO from July 27

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers