PUTRAJAYA, July 23 2020: The Election Commission (EC) has set the Slim state by-election in Perak to be held on Aug 29.
The nomination date of the by-election will be on Aug 15, while early voting is on Aug 25.
EC deputy chairman Azmi Sharom who made the announcement today said the campaigning period was set for 14 days beginning after the announcement of names of contesting candidates until 11.59pm on Aug 28.
The Slim state seat fell vacant after its incumbent Datuk Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib, 59, died on July 15 due to a heart attack.
Mohd Khusairi who represented Barisan Nasional had retained the seat with a majority of 2,183 votes in the 14th General Election in 2018.