Friday, October 30, 2015

69,640 applications to register as voters from July-Sept


October 30, 2015

EC reminds applicants to check electoral roll and make claims for duration of the exhibition by filling Form B, if their names are not listed.

DATUK-ABDUL-GHANI,spr

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) received 69,640 applications as voters during the third quarterly voters’ electoral roll registration period for July, August and September, said its secretary Abdul Ghani Salleh.
He said, out of the total, 57,255 registered as new voters while another 12,385 applied to register for a change to a new addesss.
“In accordance with the requirements of Regulation 13 of the Election Regulations (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002, the third quarterly electoral roll is now on display for 14 days from October 27,” he said in a statement here today.
According to Abdul Ghani, it is now displayed in 962 places nationwide, among them, state EC office; computerised post office; government office/complex; land office/district office; district/municipal council and multi purpose hall/neighbourhood and community centres.
He reminded those applying as voters or for change their addresses to check the electoral roll and make claims for the duration of the exhibition by filling Form B, if their names were not listed.
Meanwhile registered voters in any of the electoral divisions wishing to object the inclusion of any persons in the electoral roll could do so by completing Form C, he said.
The voter can object to not more than 20 individuals in accordance with the sub-regulation 15 (3) of the Election Regulations (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002.
Abdul Ghani said the EC would also display the names of voters who will be removed from the electoral roll, among others, as having died or due to forfeiture of citizenship.
Anyone with enquiries can contact the EC headquarters at telephone line 03-88927000, state election office or surf the EC website at www.spr.gov.my.

– BERNAMA

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