When to file poll complaints

March 13, 2008
PUTRAJAYA: Election petitions should be filed at the High Court within 21 days after the election results are gazetted, said Election Commission secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor.
Advising those with complaints on the election process beginning from nomination day to file their petition, he said it was pointless for anyone to complain about anything to the EC directly at this juncture.
“The law provides for petitions to be filed in the High Court under Article 118 of the Federal Constitution,” he said, adding that complaints could be on the EC or on candidates.