KUCHING, May 3 – Early voting in the 11th Sarawak state election begins at 8 am today. A total of 24,604 early voters will be casting their ballots at 79 polling centres. The figure does not include early voters for the Bukit Kota and Bukit Sari seats which were won uncontested by Barisan Nasional candidates.
Thirty-three of the 79 voting centres will close at 2 pm and the rest at 5 pm. Counting of these ballots will start at 4 pm on polling day (May 7). It will be done at the vote tallying centres in the presence of polling agents of the respective candidates. The electoral roll shows that Stakan constituency has the highest number of early voters with 7,055, followed by Bukit Sentosa (3,163), Nangka (3,043), Batu Kawah (1,241) and Sri Aman (1,075).