KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Information Department reported on its Facebook page that two ballot boxes ferried by a helicopter from Pulau Mantanani were the earliest to be taken to the vote-tallying centre.
EC said that 20 helicopters would be carrying ballot boxes from the interior areas of Sabah.
Several candidates cast their ballots in the final two hours of voting.
They included PCS president Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, who is contesting in Bongawan, who voted at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kg Brunei, Membakut at about 3.50 pm.
The Warisan candidate for Sungai Sibuga, Datuk Armani Mahiruddin, voted at SMK Merpati, Sandakan at 3.17 pm.
The final voter turnout has yet to be announced by EC.
A total of 447 candidates from 15 parties are vying for the 73 seats, including 13 new ones. -Bernama