More new voters registered due to imminence of 13th GE-but the applicants should check if they are included in the official electoral roll as well as if they are registered at a polling centre nearest to their registered address. Finding out these vital info on the polling day won’t help your voting right!
The Election Commission registered 368,373 new voters between April and June this year.
The number comprised 290,665 new voters and 77,708 applications to change polling stations.
In a statement, the EC said the Additional Electoral Roll draft for the second quarter of this year would be displayed in 877 locations nationwide, including state EC offices, computerised post offices, government complexes/offices, district/land offices, district councils, municipalities, and multi-purpose/community halls, among others.
In this respect, those who have just registered or had registered to change polling stations are advised to check the draft.
Those whose names did not appear in the draft, can file a claim using Form B and submit it to the registrar/EC director in their respective states, within seven days from the date the draft was displayed.
The EC will also display names struck off the electoral roll, of voters who had either died, been stripped of Malaysian citizenship or retired from the armed forces or the police.
Further information can be obtained from the EC headquarters at tel no: 03-88856500 or fax no: 03-88889117. The public can also refer to the nearest EC office or the EC’s website, http://www.spr.gov.my.