GEORGE TOWN| The Penang state government has declared that the eve of polling day (Nov 18)as a special holiday.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the decision was made in conjunction with the polling day for the 15th General Election that falls on Nov 19.

“The special holiday is to give time and encouragement for Penangites to exercise their responsibilities as voters,” he said in a statement on Thursday (Nov 10).

Besides Penang, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan have also declared Nov 18 as a special holiday for their respective states.