242k applications for voter registration in Q1 this year: EC

The Election Commission (EC) received a total of 242,691 applications for voter registration, and 84,214 requests for change of registration address in the first quarter of this year, EC secretary Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh said yesterday.

In accordance with Rule 13 of the Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002, the Supplementary Electoral Rolls for Quarter 1 of 2017 will be on display for 14 days from today to May 22 at 960 locations nationwide, he said.

“During this period, people who have either applied to register as new voters or to change their registration address, in January, February and March 2017, are advised to check the rolls,” he said in a statement.

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He said new voters who do not find their names on the rolls can make a claim using Form B, which is to be submitted to the registrar (state election director) in their respective areas, during office hours on weekdays, during the display period.

Abdul Ghani added that registered voters in any constituency who wish to object to the inclusion of the name of any person in a constituency can do so by completing Form C. “The objection can only be made against not more than 20 persons in accordance with sub-regulation 15(3) of the Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002, and sent to the registrar (state EC director) for the registration area, during office hours and within the period of the display,” he said.

During the display period, the EC will also list the names of voters who will be removed from the electoral roll.

“The EC will remove the names of voters found to be ineligible to remain as registered voters for reasons such as death or loss of citizenship,” he said. — BERNAMA

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