Election at Galas, Malaysia
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Election at Galas, Malaysia

Gua Musang : Malaysia | Oct 07, 2010 at 12:46 AM PDT
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Election Commission (EC) set the date of nomination of candidates for the Election Sub-Legislative Assembly at Galas, Kelantan on October 26 while polling day on November 4.

EC Deputy Chairman, Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said in announcing the case, a total of 11.553 registered voters eligible to vote in the election with a total of 11.426 ordinary voters and the voters are 127 postal voters.

"EC has received official notification from the Kelantan State Assembly Speaker on September 28 last seat availability on the bearing assembly election following the death of representative citizens, Chek Hashim Sulaima on 27 September.

''As a result, the EC held a special meeting about it today and set an election must be held within 60 days from the date of the vacancy to be decided by the EC to fill seats, "he said at a press conference after chairing a meeting at Headquarters commission here today.

Chek Hashim who died of colon cancer on 27 September and seized the bearing seat from the grip of the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the general election when it won the 12th with a majority of 646 votes.

Late obtained 4.399 votes while his opponent from the BN Mohamad Saufi Deraman got 3.753 votes.

The bearing assembly is located in Gua Musang parliamentary currently has 61.6 per cent Malay voters of 7.125 people, 2.317 people (Chinese) or 20.08 per cent and the Aboriginal people, or about 1.889 percent 16:37.

In addition, there were some 185 Indian voters is 1.6 percent, Sarawakian (0.9 percent) and others (12:23 per cent).

Wan Ahmad said, for conducting elections N.45, the EC will adopt the Master Electoral Roll (DPI) in 2009 and combined with additional voter lists in the first quarter and second quarter of 2010, which was updated on 27 September.

He told, the EC will use the operations room of the Land Office and the District of Gua Musang nomination as the center while the Board of the Civic Center as the center of Gua Musang official addition of votes.

A total of 323 people''election workers be appointed to control the election process, "he said.

He said, to ensure smooth voting process, the EC voted to provide 25 channels involving 11 schools and a medical station of Orang Asli Affairs Department (JHEAO) and a hall as polling centers.

''We have allocated about RM1.3 million to conduct the by-election following the logistical factors, including the use of a helicopter involves four polling centers, "he said.

He said, for elections which saw the eight-day campaign period, the EC aims to reach the total voting down 81 percent as recorded in the general election-12.

''We have to take into account the results set the election date bearing assembly on Thursday is the day to work because most voters are those who live in the area and the work itself, especially in agricultural areas," he said.

toreksulong is based in Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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