Voters in Sarawak to go to polls on Dec 18

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 – The 12th Sarawak state election poll date has been set for December 18.

Election Commission chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh announced this following a meeting on the state election in Kuching today. 

In a press statement on its website, the EC said nomination day will be set on December 6, while early polling will be on December 14. 

It said a 12-day period of campaigning will be allowed following nomination day.

A total of 82 seats are up for contest in this election that comes right after the Melaka state election.

An estimated RM150 million is expected to be spent on the election.

A total of 46,565 staff will be appointed to help with the election while 1,866 polling centres will be set up, offering 3,555 channels for voting on polling day.

From the centres, 85 will also offer 111 channels for early voting.

The EC said it will also stream live through its Facebook page the election processes for selected constituencies as it has done previously.