Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Sarawak goes to the polls

Voters head to the polls in the 12th Sarawak election to choose their next state administration from over 300 candidates.

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Election Commission personnel accompanied by a police escort carry yellow bags meant for the collection and transportation of ballot papers to be kept at the Kota Samarahan district police headquarters.

Election workers make final preparations ahead of early voting at the Muara Tuang military base in Kota Samarahan.

A clerk from the Election Commission uses a marker pen to fill in the operating hours for the Muara Tuang polling centre on a sign outside the hall.

Military personnel begin lining up to cast their votes during early voting at the Muara Tuang base on Dec 14.

Military personnel wait in line outside the polling centre at the Muara Tuang army base.

An Election Commission worker in full personal protective equipment sprays sanitiser at a polling centre.

A police officer drops his ballot paper into the box at the Dewan Badminton Kompleks Polis Tabuan Jaya polling centre in Kuching.

An election worker helps a police officer in a wheelchair cast her ballot paper at the Dewan Badminton Kompleks Polis Tabuan Jaya polling centre.

Election workers place a box of ballot papers into a yellow bag to be kept away after early voting.

Officers from the Election Commission review the list of ballot boxes and equipment ahead of polling day at the Kuching City Council Sports Hall, Dec 17.

Others meanwhile go through booklets of ballot papers to ensure that all is in order.

Still others make final preparations at the official ballot counting centre for the Tupong constituency at SK Petrajaya in Kuching.

An election worker pastes a sign on the door of the SK Kampung Telaga Air polling centre.

Residents of Pulau Salak wait in line to cast their ballots at the SK Pulau Salak voting centre on Dec 18.

A man casts his vote at the SK Pulau Salak voting centre.

A police officer monitors the queue at a voting stream at SK Pulau Salak.

A string of small Sarawak flags hangs overhead as voters wait for their turn to cast their votes at SK Pulau Salak.

Out front, election workers register those who have come to vote.

People queue to cast their votes at one of the voting streams at SK Pulau Salak.

Others head to the polling centre where some 500 residents are expected to cast their votes.

A voter who has cast her vote holds up her ink-stained finger as she waits to leave in a boat.

Others continue arriving by boat to fulfil their duty as voters.

A woman holding her child disembarks with others to make her way to the voting centre in Pulau Salak.

A Gabungan Parti Sarawak flag waves overhead as more voters arrive by boat at Pulau Salak.

Voters hold up their ink-stained fingers as they leave after casting their votes.

Election workers carry bags of ballot papers to a boat which will transport them from Kampung Nelayan Pulau Salak to the counting centre for the Damai constituency.

Election workers transport ballot papers from Kampung Nelayan Pulau Salak to the counting centre for the Damai constituency.

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