Polling for the Tioman state seat, which was postponed today following the death of Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidate Md Yunus Ramli early this morning, will be held on Dec 7.
Election Commission (EC) chairman Abdul Ghani Salleh said in a statement that nomination would be on Nov 24, with early voting on Dec 3.
He said the EC had received the election writ regarding Md Yunus’ death, which was returned by the Rompin returning officer today.
"The campaigning period is set for 13 days starting after the announcement of contesting candidates on Nov 24 until 11.59pm on Dec 6," he said.
This means that polling for the Tioman state seat will be held alongside the election for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat, following the death of Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate, M Karupaiya, who was also the incumbent, on Wednesday.