Nail polish a no-no on polling day

By Farrah Naz Karim

21 February, 2008
PUTRAJAYA: Ladies, make sure your nails are free of nail polish on March 8. Otherwise, be prepared to have it removed from your manicured nails. Election Commission secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor said indelible ink will be used on the right index finger, and the nail has to be free of waterproof substances for the ink to work.
“Just for that one day, we need you to keep your fingers free of nail polish,” he said, adding that that this new procedure is to safeguard against multiple voting.
Kamaruzaman also announced that candidates submitting their nomination papers on Feb 24 must include a statutory declaration of stamp duty payment.
This is to be done on Form 5 (for candidates contesting in parliamentary seats) and Form 5A (for candidates contesting in state seats), with stamp duties of RM10.
The validation or franking of the stamps can be done at any Inland Revenue Board duty stamp office nationwide.
He reminded candidates that this is a requirement under Section 4(1) of the Stamp Act 1949 and Regulation 4 (7) of Election Regulations (1981).
Under the Election Regulations returning officers can reject nomination papers if the forms submitted do not meet all the requirements.