Sabah declares public holiday for polling tomorrow

by BERNAMA / graphic by MZUKRI

KOTA KINABALU – The Sabah government has declared tomorrow (Sept 26) as a special public holiday to enable the people to go out and vote in the 16th state election.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, in a statement today, said the declaration was in accordance with Section 9 of the Sabah Holidays Ordinance (Sabah Chapter 56).

The public is reminded to comply with the standard operating procedure for election conduct set by the Election Commission.

A total of 447 candidates including 56 independents are contesting for 73 state seats, including 13 new ones.

A total of 1,088,711 of the 1,103,646 normal voters are eligible to cast their ballots tomorrow, as 14,935 people had voted by post.