SANDAKAN: Three of the five candidates vying for the Sandakan parliamentary seat will exercise their right\ to vote in the by-election tomorrow.
DAP’s Vivian Wong Shir Yee is scheduled to cast her vote at SK Muhibbah. Independent candidates Sulaiman Abdul Samat and Chia Siew Yung will cast their votes at Yu Yuan Secondary School and SK Sungai Anib 1 polling centres respectively.
It is learnt that Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) candidate Datuk Linda Tsen Thau Lin and independent hopeful Hamzah Abdullah will not vote as they are registered in the Batu Sapi constituency.
Hamzah is expected to accompany his three children who will cast their votes at Yu Yuan Secondary School in the morning.
Tomorrow, 39,684 eligible voters in the Sandakan constituency are expected to exercise their right to choose their next member of parliament.
The Election Commission (EC) will station 798 officers and staff at 19 polling centres.
There will be 90 channels.
The EC is putting an extra officer at voting channels meant for senior citizens and people with disabilities to provide assistance.
Early voting on May 7 saw a 75 per cent turnout of 270 eligible voters, who consisted of police personnel.
Two days ago, EC chairman Azhar Azizan Harun said 172 voters had made their choice via postal voting.
The Sandakan parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of DAP’s Stephen Wong on March 28.
In the 14th General Election, Wong won with a majority of 10,098 votes against Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Lim Ming Hoo, who obtained 8,996 votes.
The voting will take place from 7.30am to 5pm.