Datuk Takun Sunggah (left)

The Election commission (EC) will use electoral roll containing names of electorates registered up to Dec 31, 2010 in the upcoming state elections according to Bernama reports.

The electoral has total of 979,796 electorates eligible to vote in the 10th Sarawak state election state EC director Datuk Takun Sunggah told Bernama on Monday.

The commission has applied for a budget of RM45 million to conduct the election which see the deployment of 21,000 workers in 1740 polling center and 2561 polling stream throughout the state.

The EC also going to use 24 helicopters, 63 speed boats, 919 long boats and 4124 four-wheel-drive vehicles.

Sarawak state assembly was dissolved on Monday, with last state election was held on May 20, 2006.