MELAKA, Oct 18 — The Election Commission (EC) has set Nov 20 as polling day for the Melaka state election.

Nomination day is Nov 8 and early polling will be held on Nov 16.

This was announced by EC chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh at a press conference after chairing a special EC meeting on the Melaka state election here today.

The Melaka State Legislative Assembly has 28 seats.

Abdul Ghani said EC has appointed 28 returning officers and 80 assistant returning officers for the state election.

“For the purpose of monitoring campaign activities throughout the election campaign period, EC has set up 28 election task forces comprising representatives of the Royal Malaysia Police, local authorities and agents of candidates,” he said.

He said the Supplementary Electoral Roll (RDPT) of Second Quarter 2021 (ST2/2021), which was updated as at Oct 3, 2021, will be used for the state election.

The electoral roll contains 495,196 voters, and EC is targeting a 70 per cent voter turnout for the state polls.


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