EC endorses extra electoral roll of voters

The Star – Wednesday November 28, 2007

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission has endorsed an additional electoral roll of registered voters for the third quarter of this year.

Its public relations officer Sabri Said said the roll contained the names of 412,756 voters, 308,076 of whom were newly registered ones and 104,680 were applications to change their voting address.
The roll will be gazetted Thursday.
“At the same time, the EC has omitted 141,063 names from the record of registered voters for reasons such as change of address, death or citizenship status being revoked.
“In addition, the EC also received 1,381 applications for new registration and change of address, which could not be resolved because there were various claims and protests. We also received 1,873 objections for applications for parliamentary constituencies in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.
“This will be dealt with in the fourth quarter,” said Sabri in a statement here Wednesday.
With this latest addition, the number of registered voters for the country now numbers 10.8 million.
He added that the commission would also like the kin of those who had recently died to send copies of the death certificates or permits to omit their names from the electoral roll.
“They can fax in, mail the copies or go to the state EC office or headquarters here. Voters are also encouraged to check their details on the electoral rolls for any mistakes. Voters can make corrections by e-mailing [email protected],” said Sabri.