Wednesday, October 24, 2007
PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) is in the process of distributing 50,000 transparent ballot boxes across the country ahead of next general election.
Commission secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor said the distribution exercise began two weeks ago.
“The boxes will be distributed to polling stations in Peninsula Malaysia first before being flown to Sabah and Sarawak.
“We have also finished training 200,000 personnel, including clerks and heads of polling stations. However, the commission has yet to decide on training for the returning officers, assistant ROs and campaign enforcement officers.
“We have also identified the voting stations,” he said when contacted Wednesday.
A total of 10.5mil voters will be eligible to vote at the next general election.
EC distributes transparent ballot boxes