According to latest figures from the Parliament Election Commission spent Rm13.00 to register each voter! This is much higher than the RM4.50 spent previously. The EC spent overall Rm2.22mil last year to register 161148 new voters, leaving 4.3mil eligible citizens unregistered, or 27.4%. In contrast to the EC Assistant Registrars only are given Rm1.00 to register each new voter-so why is the EC not appoint more Assistant Registrars-especially from among the willing and able civil society members?
The EC in fact has agreed to appoint civil society members to be AR-but till now those who apply to them have not been approved, but those who did not are approved. Wonder what is the consideration of the EC in doing this?