ROMPIN, May 3 – The Election Commission (EC) Sunday advised voters in Rompin parliamentary constituency to check their election information, including their designated polling centres, ahead of the by-election scheduled for Tuesday. In a statement here, the EC said the voters could do so at the EC’s official website at www.spr.gov.my or by contacting the EC headquarters in Putrajaya at 03-88927000.
“They can also check the information through SMS by sending SPR SEMAK IDENTITY CARD NUMBER to 15888. “The voters can also check their information at the EC counter at each polling centre on the polling day,” the statement said. Meanwhile, the EC also advised the voters to come out and cast their votes in stages to prevent congestion at the polling centres as 38 polling centres, with 115 channels, would be open from 8 am to 5 pm.
A total of 52,744 voters are expected to cast their votes on Tuesday, while 464 out of 545 early voters had done so last Thursday. The Rompin by-election sees a straight fight between Datuk Hasan Arifin (Barisan Nasional) and Nazri Ahmad (PAS). It is being held following the death of its incumbent Tan Sri Jamaluddin Jarjis in a helicopter crash in Semenyih, Selangor, on April 4.