EC ready for Northeast monsoon rain on Tioman polling day

EC secretary Datuk Ikmalrudin Ishak visiting an early voting centre at the Rompin district police headquarters on Dec 3, 2022. – Bernama

ROMPIN: The Election Commission (EC) says it is ready to face the threat of rain due to the Northeast monsoon on polling day for the Tioman state seat.

EC secretary Datuk Ikmalrudin Ishak said there are no polling centres in flood-risk areas and voters should not worry about fulfilling their responsibility.

"The nine polling centres we have prepared are also temporary evacuation centres," he told reporters after visiting an early voting centre at the Rompin district police headquarters on Saturday (Dec 3).

A total of 17 polling stations will be opened for the Tioman state seat in conjunction with GE15.

Five polling stations are located on Tioman Island.

The Tioman state seat election will take place on Wednesday (Dec 7) after it was postponed following the death of Perikatan Nasional candidate Md Yunus Ramli, 61, on election day on Nov 19.

The contest will be a five-cornered tussle between Barisan Nasional's Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Hussain, Mohd Fadzli Mohd Ramly (Pakatan Harapan), Nor Idayu Hashim (Perikatan Nasional), Osman A Bakar (Pejuang) and Sulaiman Bakar (Independent).

The electoral roll contains 28,465 voters comprising 28,200 ordinary voters, 262 police personnel and three overseas voters. – Bernama

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