Seri Setia by-election: Over 50,000 constituents begin voting

Veena Babulal, Siti Nur Mas Erah Arman

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 50,692 registered voters are expected to cast their ballots in the Seri Setia by-election here today.

Eighteen polling centres with 115 streams will be open from 8am to 5.30pm.

Pakatan Harapan candidate Halimey Abu Bakar is going head-to-head with Pas candidate Dr Halimah Ali after 21 days of campaigning.

The Seri Setia state seat has 53,492 registered voters, comprising 50,692 regular voters and 2,770 early voters who cast their ballots on Sept 4.

Malays make up 54.02 per cent of the electorate, while 24.34 per cent are Indian and 19.75 per cent are Chinese.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department has forecasted clear skies for Seri Setia area.

The Seri Setia state seat fell vacant after incumbent assemblyman and Selangor executive councillor Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin died on Aug 2 after a battle with cancer. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd