PUTRAJAYA, May 13 – The by-elections for the parliamentary constituencies of Kuala Kangsar, Perak and Sungai Besar, Selangor will be held simultaneously on June 18, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah. He said that the commission, at a special meeting today, also fixed the nomination date for both by-elections on June 5, while early voting will be on June 14.
Mohd Hashim said the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary constituency has 32,949 registered voters involving normal voters (32,632), early voters (312) and absent voters overseas (five). The Sungai Besar parliamentary constituency, meanwhile, has 42,655 registered voters comprising normal voters (42,365), early voters (286) and absent voters overseas (four).
In the meantime, he also said that the electoral roll for both election divisions will be on sale beginning on June 2, while the budget that estimate to run both by-elections is RM2.7 million. He told this to reporters at a media conference on both by-elections, here today.
The vacancy for the P.093 Sungai Besar and P.067 Kuala Kangsar seats followed the death of incumbents Datuk Noriah Kasnon, who was also Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, and Datuk Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad respectively in the helicopter tragedy in Sebuyau, Sarawak on May 5.