Election Fee units early voting for August 8.
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians will head to the polls for the six state elections on Aug 12, with early voting set for Aug 8.
At a press convention at this time, Election Fee (EC) chairman Abdul Ghani Salleh introduced that the nomination of candidates for the polls in Selangor, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu will probably be held on July 29.
The six state governments had beforehand determined to not maintain their elections concurrently with the fifteenth basic election (GE15) in November final yr.
In December, Ghani stated it will be finest if the six state polls have been held concurrently to permit for higher coordination of manpower.
Final month, Putrajaya revealed that the polls is anticipated to value a complete of RM420 million.
“The election marketing campaign interval is ready for 14 days,” Ghani stated.
He stated the deadline for early voting purposes is July 8 for Malaysians residing abroad, July 11 for companies or organisations, and July 26 for the media, military, police and election officers.
It was beforehand reported that purposes for home and worldwide postal voting for the state polls in Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Kelantan and Terengganu have been open from June 15.
Ghani added that postal voting purposes for Malaysians residing abroad and companies or organisations will also be made on-line.
He stated a complete of 9,773,571 voters are eligible to solid their ballots within the six states.
There will probably be a complete of three,450 polling centres with 17,425 polling stations and channels, of which 260 are early voting centres comprising 377 polling stations.
He added that the EC has appointed 985 electoral officers and assistants, and has additionally arrange 252 election marketing campaign enforcement groups involving the police, native authorities and get together representatives.
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