Rantau records highest voter turnout since GE14

The voter turnout in Rantau was the best since the 14th General Election (GE14) as it has already surpassed the record set during the Semenyih by-election on March 2 which was 73.35 per cent. Source (pic): TTF Files

Polling at 14 polling centres, comprising 53 election streams, in the Rantau by-election ceased at 5.30pm.

The percentage recorded in Rantau so far also bettered the turnout for the by-elections held last year for the state seats of Sungai Kandis (49.8 per cent), Seri Setia (44 per cent) and Balakong (43 per cent) in Selangor.


REMBAU: Polling at 14 polling centres, comprising 53 election streams, in the Rantau by-election ceased at 5.30pm.

Polling centres opened their doors at 8am today to enable Rantau constituents to choose their new elected representative or assemblyman.

The voter turnout is expected to be the best since the 14th General Election (GE14) as it has already surpassed the record set during the Semenyih by-election on March 2 which was 73.35 per cent.


Voter turnout as at 4pm, according to the Election Commission (EC) was 74 per cent.

An hour after polls began, the voter turnout stood at an encouraging 13 per cent while at 2pm it stood at 61 per cent.

The percentage recorded in Rantau so far also bettered the turnout for the by-elections held last year for the state seats of Sungai Kandis (49.8 per cent), Seri Setia (44 per cent) and Balakong (43 per cent) in Selangor.

It also exceeded the total voter turnout for the Port Dickson parliamentary seat by-election which was at 58.3 per cent, and the Cameron Highlands parliamentary by-election, which was at 68.79 per cent.

20,793 voters were eligibile to cast their ballots in the Rantau by-election at 11 schools and three community halls.

The Rantau by-election sees a four-cornered fight between Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan from Barisan Nasional (BN), Dr S. Streram from Pakatan Harapan (PH), and two independent candidates R. Malarvizhi and Mohd Nor Yassin.

The by-election was called after the Federal Court dismissed an appeal filed by Mohamad to set aside an Election Court decision to declare his victory in GE14 null and void.

Mohamad had won the seat uncontested in May 2018 after Dr Streram was unable to submit his nomination papers after being denied entry into the nomination centre for not having a pass issued by the EC.

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