SANDAKAN: The early voting process for policemen in the Sandakan by-election is proceeding smoothly Tuesday (May 7) morning.
Polling started at 8am at the Marine Police Force senior officers mess and Sandakan police headquarters clubhouse.
Election Commission (EC) earlier announced that 270 policemen were eligible for early voting (78 at Sandakan police headquarters and 192 at marine police mess).
EC secretary Datuk Mohamed Elias Abu Bakar visited the two voting centres, accompanied by Sabah EC director Rohiman Rahia and returning officer Mohd Hamsan Awang Supain.
Election observers and agents to the candidates were also present to monitor the process.
Independent candidate Hamzah Abdullah was amongst the first seen visiting the centre at the clubhouse.
DAP candidate Vivian Wong and Parti Bersatu Sabah candidate Datuk Linda Tsen are scheduled to drop by later.