KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 17 (Bernama) -- A total of 143 voting channels in 36 polling centres were opened from 8am today to enable 80,229 electorates to cast their votes for the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election.
The polling centres are located at the Yayasan Islam Terengganu al-Quran and Fardu Ain learning centre in Jalan Hiliran as well as in schools and multipurpose halls around the city.Voters are expected to cast their votes early to take advantage of the fair weather in the morning.The Meteorological Department had forecast that there would be rain in the afternoon.The by-election is seeing a three-way fight between Barisan Nasional (BN)candidate Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan (pic. extreme left) Salleh, Pas' Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut ( middle) and an Independent candidate, Azharudin Mamat @ Adam (pic. right).
It is held following the death of Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail on Nov 28.
In the 12th general election in March, Razali defeated Mohamad Sabu of Pas and an Independent candidate, Maimun Yusuf, with a 628-vote majority.
Traffic in the city was under control, with vehicles carrying party flags seen plying the streets, while police personnel were stationing themselves in strategic locations.
The Election Commission expects a 90 per cent voter turnout.-- BERNAMA
Saturday, 17 January 2009
36 Polling Centres Opened For Kuala Terengganu By-election
A total of 143 voting channels in 36 polling centres were opened from 8am today to enable 80,229 electorates to cast their votes for the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election.The Election Commission expects a 90 per cent voter turnout.