TANJUNG MALIM, Aug 29 — Forty-one per cent of the 22,749 ordinary voters for the Slim state by-election have cast their ballots as at 1pm today, according to the Election Commission (EC).
The voting process which started at 8 am took place at 12 polling centres, namely Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Changkat Sulaiman; SK Trolak Utara; SK Trolak Selatan; SK Seri Besout; SK Besout 3 and 5; SK Kuala Slim; SK Slim River; SK Aminuddin Baki; Ladang Sungkai Tamil National Type School (SJKT); SJKT Ladang Kelapa Bali and SJKT Trolak.
Throughout the voting process which will end at 5.30 pm, compliance with the Covid-19 prevention guidelines is enforced such as physical distancing, the use of face mask and hand sanitiser, as well as body temperature screening.
The Slim by-election witnesses a three-cornered fight among Barisan Nasional candidate Mohd Zaidi Aziz and two Independent candidates, lawyer Amir Khusyairi Mohamad Tanusi, representing the yet-to-be registered Parti Pejuang Tanah Air, and former teacher S. Santharasekaran.
The EC targets 85 per cent of voters to cast their votes today. — Bernama