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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Chini by-election early voting today


CHINI POLLS | The early polling centre for the Chini by-election at the Chini police station information room opened at 8am today to allow 18 early voters comprising police personnel to cast their votes.
The centre will be open for four hours until noon today.
Preventive measures against the spread of Covid-19 were enforced during the voting process, including social distancing, wearing of masks, using hand sanitiser and gloves, and screening of body temperature.
The process was observed by agents of the candidates as well as election observers appointed by the Election Commission and is also telecast via live streaming on the EC's Facebook account.
All the ballot boxes for the early voting process will be kept at the police lock-up and counting will be carried out on polling day this Saturday (July 4) at the counting centre in the information room at the Paloh Hinai police station.
The Chini by-election sees a three-cornered fight between Mohd Sharim Md Zain and two independent candidates, Tengku Zainul Hisham Tengku Hussin, 64, and Mohd Shukri Mohd Ramli, 49.
There are 20,990 registered voters for the Chini by-election comprising 20,972 ordinary voters and 18 early voters. The majority of the voters (56 percent) are aged 40 years and below.
The voters comprise 10,269 men and 10,721 women.
The Chini state seat is one of four under the Pekan parliamentary constituency. This is the first by-election to be held after the movement control order (MCO) was enforced on March 18.

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