Speculations are rife on when the next general election would be held with the nearest possible date in June. Whether this is true or not, Malaysians need to register by this Saturday, March 31st if they want to make their votes count.
In a report by Bernama, Election Commission (EC) chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof has said that Malaysian citizens who have registered as voters in the first quarter of this year would be eligible to vote if its held in June. This is because the electoral roll for the first quarter of 2012 will be closed on March 31st. The supplementary electoral roll of the 1/2012 quarter is scheduled to be gazetted in May.
“Up to the last quarter of 2011 ending December 31st, the number of registered voters nationwide was 12,595,268 while 3,088,540 or 19.7% had yet to register,” he was quoted as saying.
If you still haven’t register yet, you can do so with the year-long voter registration system (Sistem Pendaftar Pemilih Sepanjang Tahun – e-SPPST) at the Election Commission of Malaysia headquarters, state election offices or post offices. For those who would like to check their eligibility, you can do so at: http://daftarj.spr.gov.my/NEWDAFTARJ/daftarjbi.aspx
Sourced from: The Star