The polling process for the Pulai and Simpang Jeram by-elections, which began at 8am today, ended at 6pm with the closure of all 61 polling centres.
The ballot boxes from 362 streams, involving 294 streams for the Pulai parliamentary constituency and 68 streams for the Simpang Jeram state seat, will be taken to two vote-tallying centres before the results are announced tonight.
The vote-tallying centre for the Pulai constituency is Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim in Johor Bahru while the centre for Simpang Jeram is Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim in Muar.
Election Commission (EC) chairman Abdul Ghani Salleh said yesterday that the vote-tallying process is expected to be completed by as early as 8.30pm.
A total of 304 postal ballots were issued by the EC for the two by-elections.
About 90% or 831 of the 927 early voters comprising police personnel cast their ballots on Sept 5.
According to the EC, there are 166,653 voters in Pulai and 40,379 voters in Simpang Jeram.
In Pulai, Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Suhaizan Kaiat is facing Zulkifli Jaafar of Perikatan Nasional (PN) and independent candidate Samsudin Mohamad Fauzi, while in Simpang Jeram, PH's Nazri Abdul Rahman is taking on surgeon Dr Mohd Mazri Yahya of PN and independent candidate S Jeganathan.
The two by-elections were held following the death of Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub on July 23.
Salahuddin had won Pulai with a majority of 33,174 votes and Simpang Jeram with a 2,399-vote majority.