October 28, 2010 16:44 PM
There are about half a million of new voters each year-so if there are a quarter million of voters registered each quarter we are doing well to cover the natural voter growth. However this rate of voter registration only occur when elections fever is catching up. So the rate we have now is not the average for all the years between elections. Another issue: the registrations are not evenly distributed in the country-with less in rural/interior areas eg in Sabah & Sarawak. We will keep you informed if the about 1000 voters forms submitted to EC till June this year have been processed. ur last check shows less than 10% of them being approved. Even the 10% could be due to previous application!
246,962 Register As Voters
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 (Bernama) — A total of 246,962 people have registered as new voters from July to September this year.
The Election Commission said in a statement today that 32,494 present voters applied to change their polling station.
The Additional Electoral Rolls for the third quarter of 2010 will be displayed from Oct 27 to Nov 2.
The commission advised people who have registered as new voters and others applying for a change in polling venue to check the rolls.
Those who registered as new voters but were missing from the rolls should use Form B to lodge their claims.
Voters objecting to the inclusion of any name on the rolls should fill Form C to complain.
The rolls are displayed at State Election Commission offices (14 places), computerised post offices (457), government complexes/offices (103), district/land offices (157), district/municipal councils (52), multi-purpose halls, Rukun Tetangga bases and community halls (183) and other premises (30).
The commission is also displaying the names of voters to be struck off the register because they have died or are no longer citizens or for any reason no longer qualified to vote.
The commission called for the cooperation of the next of kin to report a death promptly to the National Registration Departemnt and present certificate of burial as proof of demise.
“Without confirmation of death from the department, we have no power to remove the name of the deceased from the voters registration data base,” the commission said.
It advised voters who had moved house to request a change of polling station that is closest to their new place of residence.
For more information on this, voters can go to www.spr.gov.my or call the commission’s headquarters at 03-88856500 or fax 03-88889117.