PUTRAJAYA, July 30 2018 : The by-election for the Balakong state constituency in Selangor is on Sept 8, the Election Commission (EC) announced today.
EC deputy chairman Tan Sri Othman Mahmood said the nomination would be on Aug 18 and early voting on Sept 4.
“The campaign period is 21 days, from nomination day up to 11.59 pm on Sept 7,” he said at a press conference at the EC headquarters after a special meeting of the EC on the by-election.
The seat fell vacant following the death of the Pakatan Harapan assemblyman, Ng Tien Chee of the DAP, in an accident on the Grand Saga Highway on July 20.
In the 14th general election in May, Ng won the seat with a majority of 35,538 votes, beating Lim Chin Wah of the Barisan Nasional (BN) and Mohamad Ibrahim Ghazali of Pas. – Bernama