Selangor Journal
An Election Commission (EC) worker at Sabah Cultural Hall in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, preparing items for the polling day that will be sent out to voting centres for the 16th Sabah State Election, September 25, 2020. — Picture by BERNAMA

Sabah declares public holiday for polling tomorrow

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 25 — The Sabah government has declared tomorrow (Sept 26) as a special public holiday to enable the people to go out and vote in the 16th state election.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, in a statement today, said the declaration was in accordance with Section 9 of the Sabah Holidays Ordinance (Sabah Chapter 56).

The public is reminded to comply with the standard operating procedure for election conduct set by the Election Commission.

A total of 447 candidates including 56 independents are contesting for 73 state seats, including 13 new ones.

A total of 1,088,711 of the 1,103,646 normal voters are eligible to cast their ballots tomorrow, as 14,935 people had voted by post.

— Bernama


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