Polling stations open in Sungai Kandis

The Election Commission is targeting an 80% voter turnout in the Sungai Kandis by-election today. (Bernama pic)

SHAH ALAM: A total of 19 polling stations involving 109 streams in the Sungai Kandis state constituency opened at 8am today for the 51,217 voters to cast their ballots.

The polling centres, comprising 18 schools and a community hall, will close at 5.30pm.

There are no early voters in the Sungai Kandis by-election.

The Election Commission is targeting an 80% voter turnout in the by-election with the results expected to be announced by about 10pm.

The tallying of votes will be done at Dewan Besar Tanjung of the Shah Alam City Council in Section 9 here, as soon as the balloting process ends at 5.30pm.

The Sungai Kandis by-election sees a three-cornered fight between PKR candidate Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni, Lokman Noor Adam of Barisan Nasional (BN) and independent candidate K Murthy.

It was called following the death of PKR’s Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei, who passed away from cancer on July 2.

Mat Shuhaimi retained the seat for a third consecutive term in the last general election with a majority of 12,480 votes in a four-cornered fight against BN, PAS and Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM).