Four hundred and ninety policemen will cast postal votes for the Permatang Pauh by-election at the Seberang Perai Tengah police headquarters Saturday.

EC postal votes assistant returning officer Azizal Ahmad said the balloting process held at the Dewan Gemiling would begin at 8am.

He told Bernama that the balloting process was going smoothly and voters had time to hand the ballot papers to the police management before Tuesday.

He said the marked ballot papers needed to be given to the Election Manager’s office before 5pm on Tuesday for counting.

“Ballot papers handed in after 5pm will not be accepted,” he said.

Azizal said besides the policemen, 171 EC staff on duty were also eligible to cast postal votes.

The Permatang Pauh by-election is a three-cornered contest between Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah and Hanafi Mamat from Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia (AKIM).