PONTIAN, Nov 15 -- After 14 days of campaigning, tomorrow residents and voters in the Tanjung Piai constituency will elect their new representative to fill the parliamentary seat.
The by-election will see 52,471 ordinary voters from Tanjung Piai’s two state constituencies of Pekan Nenas and Kukup fulfill their responsibilities at 27 polling centres through 125 lanes.
This number does not include the 91 per cent of the 280 early voters comprising police personnel who had come out to vote last Tuesday.
Voters from the Pekan Nenas state constituency will cast their ballot at 11 polling centres located at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Parit Kudus, SK Tanjong Ayer Hitam, SK Parit Haji Adnan, SK Melayu Raya, SK Kampong Sawah, SK Seri Bunian, SK Pengkalan Raja, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Dato’ Mohd Yunos Sulaiman, SMK Pekan Nanas, SK Pekan Nanas and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Yung Ming 1 and 2.
Sixteen polling centres namely SK Jeram Batu, SJKC Bin Chong, SJKC Cheow Min, SK Rimba Terjun, SK Sungai Bunyi, SK Rambah, SK Parit Rambai, SK Belokok, SK Telok Kerang, SK Penerok, SK Sungai Boh, SJKC Pei Chao, SMK Sri Kukup, SK Sungai Durian, SK Serkat and SK Andek Mori will cater to voters under the Kukup state constituency.
The polling centres will be open from 8am to 5.30pm and all votes will be counted at the official counting centre at the Sultan Ibrahim Intan Jubilee Hall here.
Following the nomination day on Nov 2, the Tanjung Piai parliamentary constituency will see a six-cornered fight between Pakatan Harapan candidate Karmaine Sardini, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng (Barisan Nasional), Datuk Dr Badhrulhisham Abdul Aziz from Barisan Jemaah Islamiah (Berjasa), Wendy Subramaniam (Gerakan) and two independent candidates, Dr Ang Chuan Lock and Faridah Aryani Abd Ghaffar.
Tomorrow Karmaine is expected to vote at SK Telok Kerang and Wee at SJKC Yu Ming 1 and 2 ,while the other four candidates are not constituents of the Tanjung Piai parliamentary constituency.
The Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election is being held following the death of incumbent Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik from heart complications on Sept 21.