SEREMBAN, April 13 2019 : The Rantau state by-election is held today and it has 20,926 voters comprising 20,804 ordinary voters, four absentee voters and 118 early voters.
The electoral roll comprises 11,615 Malays (55.51 per cent); 3,863 Chinese (18.46 per cent); 5,441 Indians (26 per cent); and seven categorised as others (0.03 per cent).
The voters will choose one of the four contestants – Dr S. Streram, 60, of Pakatan Harapan (PH), Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, 63, of Barisan Nasional (BN) and independents R. Malarvizhi, 51, a housewife, and Mohd Nor Yassin, 67, a former lecturer.
Following are the latest developments relating to the voting process:
5.32 pm : Voting in Rantau by-election ended at 5.30 pm
4.27 pm : 74 per cent voter turnout as at 4 pm – Election Commission (EC)
3.19 pm : 69 per cent voter turnout as at 3 pm – EC
2.50pm : Smooth sailing at all polling stations – Police
2.40 pm : Rain begin to fall in some places in Rantau
2.24 pm : 61 per cent voter turnout as at 2pm – EC
1.37 pm : 55 per cent voter turnout as at 1 pm – EC
12.35 pm : 47 per cent voter turnout as at 12 noon – EC.
11.30 am : 38 per cent voter turnout as at 11 am – EC.
11.22 am : Lijah Ismail, 98, among the oldest voter casts her vote at Dewan Orang Ramai, Taman Kelab Tuanku, Mambau
11.15 am : Slow-moving traffic heading to Rantau town
10.23 am : 26 per cent voter turnout as at 10 am – EC
10.15 am : Voters advised to vote early to avoid traffic congestion
9.30 am : 13 per cent voter turnout as at 9 am
9.04 am : PH candidate Dr S. Streram visits SJK (C) Chung Hua
8.45 am : BN candidate Mohamad Hasan votes at SJK (C) Chung Hua
8.40 am : OKU Sentral chairman and tv personality Ras Adiba Radzi as PRK Rantau observer visits SJK (T) Bandar Seri Sendayan
8.35 am : PH’s candidate Dr S. Streram votes at SJKT Rantau polling centre
8.25 am : EC Chairman Azhar Azizan Harun arrives at SJK (T) Bandar Seri Sendayan voting centre
8.20 am : Seremban Deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Rosli Ishak visits SJKT Rantau polling centre
8:00 am : Independent candidate R. Malarvizhi votes at SJK (C) Chung Hua