Johor polls: Voting passes midway point, 46% voter turnout so far, says EC


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  • Saturday, 12 Mar 2022

A voter casts his ballot at SK Taman Sutera in Johor Baru on March 12. – THOMAS YONG/The Star

JOHOR BARU: As the voting process for the 15th Johor election reaches the midway point, voter turnout is at 46%, says the Election Commission (EC).

Voter turnout was 40% at 2pm, rising to 46% at 3pm.

The EC) also said another polling centre at SK Pulau Pemanggil in Mersing, which involved a channel for the Tenggaroh state seat and has 100 eligible voters, was closed at 1pm.

A total of 15 polling centres were closed at 2pm, while 41 others will close at 4pm. The remaining polling centres will close at 6pm.

A Bernama check at the Mersing jetty showed bags containing ballot papers from the Pulau Besar community hall polling centre for the Tenggaroh state seat, which was closed at 11am, arrived at the jetty by speedboat at about 1.20pm.

The polling centre, which has one channel for 34 eligible voters, was the first centre to close in the Johor election.

A total of 1,021 polling stations were opened for the voting process on Saturday (March 12) to allow 2,539,606 ordinary voters, out of 2,597,742 registered voters in the state, to exercise their rights.

There are 239 candidates from 15 political parties contesting for 56 state seats in this state election.

Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat, when contacted by Bernama, said the traffic flow on highways and roads around the state was reported to be smooth, apart from no congestion reported at polling centres.

For hawker Abdul Aziz Razali, polling day brought him extra income when he was able to do business near three polling centres in the Johor Jaya state seat in Taman Molek here.

Abdul Aziz, who sells iced tea and snacks such as fish satay and sausages, said his stalls, located near the Sekolah Agama Taman Molek, Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Molek and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Molek, attracted customers as early as 8am.

A customer, Mohd Rizal Mat Sam, 39, said he was relieved to see that there were traders doing business in the area because it was easier for him to buy food and drinks.

“The weather was quite hot today and after voting, I spotted this stall selling iced tea, and it made me feel thirsty,” he said. – Bernama

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh dan Salam Sejahtera,

Statistik keluar mengundi bagi PRU DN Johor Ke-15 pada jam 3:00 petang:

Peratus keseluruhan: 46%

Sumber: SPR

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