70% voter turnout expected for Kemaman by-election


CHUKAI: The Election Commission (EC) expects up to 70% of the electorate to cast their ballots in today’s Kemaman by-election.

EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh said this, however, depends on the weather, with rains having hit the east coast, including Kemaman.

“It’s expected to rain a little tomorrow but we are prepared in the Kemaman area and do not expect any parts to be inundated.

“I hope the people in Kemaman can go out and vote and we hope the percentage of voters can reach about 70%,” he told Bernama after observing the final preparations for the Kemaman by-election at the Kemaman Municipal Council yesterday.

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Based on the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), continuous rain is forecast to hit Kemaman from morning till evening today.

Abdul Ghani also said that 49 polling centres would be open at 8am in Kemaman, involving 244 streams. The full result of the by-election is expected to be announced at around 9pm.

Abdul Ghani said the EC had prepared for the eventuality of floods or if the electricity supply at any polling centre is cut.

“I want to remind all voters to bring their identity cards and to follow the proposed times when going out to cast their ballots,” he said.

Making it count: An Election Commission staff making preparations for the by-election in Kemaman at the Dewan Berlian Utama, Kemaman Municipal Council, Terengganu. — Bernama

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