By : ELAINE MAH
SABAH has recorded the highest sales of nomination forms, with 720 forms snapped up for State Assembly seats and 361 forms for Parliamentary seats, according to the Director of the Election Commission (EC) Datuk Mat Idrus Ismail.
However, this is not necessarilyy an indication of the number of candidates that will stand in Sabah, as many parties usually buy more than one form in case they make mistakes when filling the forms, Mat Idrus said at a briefing with the media today.
Mat Idrus said that the EC has already taken steps to ensure that polling day runs smoothly.
With the re-opening of SK Tanjung Labian, which is one of the polling centres in Lahad Datu,the EC does not anticipate any issues with voting in the district despite the recent crisis in the area.
A total of 138 members of three local non-governmental organizations (NGO) will observe the election process. According to Mat Idrus, the NGOs, consisting of the Youth Council, the History Association and the Combined Chinese Association, will be present in all polling centres except Pensiangan and Beluran.
Mat Idrus urged the public to contact the EC Hotline at 088-485444 to confirm their place of voting. The Hotline is open daily from 8am to 10pm. - Insight Sabah