KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 — Polling for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat in Kedah will be held on Dec 7, as it could not proceed tomorrow together with the 15th General Election (GE15) due to the death of a candidate.

Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh said in a statement today that nomination of candidates had been fixed for Nov 24, and early voting on Dec 3.

He said EC received the Election Writ which was returned by the Padang Serai returning officer on Wednesday, in connection with the death of Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate M. Karupaiya on the same day.

“The campaign period is fixed for 13 days, beginning from the announcement of contesting candidates on Nov 24 until 11.59 pm on Dec 6,” he said.

Online applications for all categories of local and overseas postal voting opened today (Nov 18) and will close on Nov 22.


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