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Cameron Highlands by-election on Jan 26

An election volunteer pastes sheets of paper on glass windows a day before the 14th general election at a polling station in Alor Setar

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PUTRAJAYA, Dec 19 2018 : A by-election will be held for the Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat on Jan 26, 2019, the Election Commission (EC) announced today.

EC chairman Azhar Azizan Harun said the nomination will be held on Jan 12 and early voting on Jan 22.

“The campaign period is 14 days, from nomination day to 11.59 pm on Jan 25, 2019,” he told a press conference after chairing a meeting on the by-election here.

Azhar said the electoral rolls verified up to the third quarter of 2018 will be used for the by-election. The constituency has 32,009 registered voters, comprising 31,750 ordinary voters, 247 early voters and 12 absentee voters.

“The EC targets a voter turnout of 70 per cent for the by-election,” he said. – Bernama

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