EC advises voters to cast ballots during recommended time slots

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KUCHING, Dec 17: Voters are advised to go to their respective polling centres according to the recommended time slots as stated on the MySPR Check application, said the Election Commission (EC).

In a statement today, EC secretary Dato Indera Ikmalrudin Ishak said if the voter is unable to cast their vote based on the recommended voting time for specific reasons, the voter can still do it anytime between 7.30am and 5pm.

“Nevertheless, they are advised to not go out at the last minute to cast their vote,” he said in a statement today.

Ikmalrudin also reminded employers in the State to allow their employees who are registered as voters to go out to cast their vote.

“Any employer who does not allow a period of time for their employees to go out to vote can be prosecuted under Section 25(1) of the Election Offences Act 1954, which provides for a fine of RM5,000 or imprisonment for one year if convicted,” he added.

Voters can check their information at or contact the EC hotline at 03-888927018.

Tomorrow, a total of 1,866 polling centres and 3,555 voting channels throughout the State will be open for the 12th Sarawak Election voting process, where 46,565 officers will be on duty. A total of 1,213,769 voters are expected to cast their votes.

During polling day, voters are required to wear face masks, conduct body temperature checks, use hand sanitiser, practice physical distancing, and record their attendance at the polling centre.

Voters are also required to go through four hand sanitising stations at the polling centre, which is at the entrance of the polling centre, entrance of the voting channel, inside the voting channel (after dipping their finger in the indelible ink before casting their vote), and before going out of the polling centre.

Symptomatic voters who do not pass the body temperature screening process are still allowed to vote in special tents under the supervision and management of health officers.

For individuals who are Persons Under Surveillance (PUS) and Persons Under Investigation (PUI) who wish to vote, they must apply for permission from the District Health Officer for a temporary pass.

Voters, candidates, and workers who wish to enter the polling centre are also not allowed to wear anything that contains any party symbols, taglines, or slogans. ― DayakDaily