Monday, March 19, 2012

EC: Over 12.5 million voters for Malaysian 13th General Election

KUALA LUMPUR: Some 12,595,268 individuals are eligible to vote during the 13th general election after their names were confirmed by the Election Commission (EC).

EC public relations officer Sabri Said said the figure was obtained from the 2010 electoral roll and four electoral rolls throughout 2011 according to Regulation 22 (1) of the Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002.

The electoral roll for the fourth quarter of 2011, from Oct 1 to Dec 31, 2011, contained 259,590 voter applications comprising 188,654 new registrations and 70,936 regisrations to change polling address.

"The registration will be gazetted on March 20. It involves new registration and change of address for election divisions not involved with claims or objections," he said in a statement.

For applications whose names were objected, the EC will postpone until public investigations are completed.

Sabri said since the electoral roll for the fourth quarter of 2011 was displayed from Feb 8 to 14, the EC received 804 objections involving 17 parliamentary election divisions. All have not been resolved.

These areas are Jerlun and Bandar Baru Kulim (Kedah), Bachok and Ketereh (Kelantan), Marang and Hulu Terengganu (Terengganu), Tanjong Karang, Gombak, Pandan, Hulu Langat, Serdang, Puchong, Subang, Shah Alam, Kapar and Kota Raja (Selangor) as well as Seremban (Negeri Sembilan).

He said registered voters within the quarter of the year concerned can check their details starting March 20 by calling 03-8885 6565 or through website www.spr.gov.my.

*Taken from NST Online

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