KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 (Bernama) — The Election Commission (EC) had endorsed an additional electoral roll (RDPT) for the first quarter of this year on May 29 and it would be gazetted Thursday, said its secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor.
He said the notification was required under the Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations 22(1) 2002 which stipulated that the RDPT be endorsed before it could be used in an election.
Of the 172,127 electors in the electoral roll from Jan 1 to March 31, 141,553 were new voters while 30,574 were those who changed their addresses, he said in a statement here Wednesday.
He said the EC had removed 68,671 voters from the electoral roll due to change of addresses, death and revocation of citizenship.
Kamaruzaman said the applications from 29,450 people which had yet to be resolved due to protests would be processed for the second quarter electoral roll.
He said six parliamentary constituencies were subjected to various claims, namely Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Rantau Panjang, Ketereh, Jeli and Kuala Krai, all in Kelantan.
Complaints were also filed in the parliamentary constituences of Kuala Krau (Pahang), Tumpat, Kota Baharu, Pasir Mas, Rantau Panjang, Kubang Krian, Bachok, Ketereh, Tanah Merah, Pasir Putih, Machang, Jeli, Kuala Krai, Kuala Terengganu, Hulu Terengganu, Dungun and Kemaman.
Kamaruzaman said after the endorsement of the first quarter registration, the total number of voters would be 10.323 million when added to the 2006 electoral roll.
The first quarter electoral roll priced at RM1,399.60 can be purchased at the EC headquarters in Putrajaya.
To clean up the electoral roll, he advised the public to submit death certificates or burial permits of their dead relatives to the EC.
He said voters were encouraged to check their particulars in the electoral roll and send the correction if any to the EC or email to [email protected].
Meanwhile in Seremban, it was reported that until March, 157,547 people or 26.8 per cent of youths aged 21 and above in Negeri Sembilan had yet to register as voters.
State EC director Abd Latif Baba said a voter registration campaign would be held at Jusco, Seremban 2 on Saturday.