SUNGAI PETANI, 27 March 2009: There are only 15 postal voters in the Bukit Selambau by-election, polling of which is on 7 April.
Kedah Election Commission (EC) director Zainal Abidin Zakaria said of the number, 10 postal voter were from the police while the rest were voters living overseas.
He said for this by-election, the EC would be using the latest electoral roll that was gazetted on 18 Feb, which has 35,140 registered voters (including postal voters) for the seat.
Malay Malaysians make up slightly more than 50% of the electorate, Indian Malaysians about 30% while the Chinese and Siamese communities form the balance.
The EC will open 64 voting streams in 22 polling stations come election day. The Taman Ria housing estate in the state constituency has the highest number of voters at 5,122.
Zainal said some 403 election staffers had been hired to oversee the balloting process and that 192 of them would handle the counting process.
Voters wishing to check their voting details in the seat can call the EC’s operations room at 04-7001313. — Bernama