It's just going to cost RM52.00 per registered voter. The total registered voters is 976,796 voters including 18,363 postal voters. This is only some 40% of Sarawak's total population of 2,420,009 million Sarawakians [Est 2010 census].
Over an area (est 124,450 sq km) as big as Malaya (131,000 sq km) with transportation comparatively underdeveloped Sarawak is traversed by rivers and mountains. This alone will a great challenge for political campaigns particularly the Opposition. All contending parties will only have 10 days to do this.
2011 Sarawak State Elections
Wednesday April 6, 2011 Nomination Day
Saturday April 16, 2011 Polling Day
961,433 ordinary voters
18,363 postal voters
2,561 polling streams
1,740 polling centres
71 returning officers
24,379 election workers and officers
2 light aircraft
4,124 four-wheel-drive vehicles
RM50.0 million Budget for Sarawak Election