Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beefing up the voting process - The STAR

Note : Some facts abt what the EC can or cant do, what they have done and yet to do vis a vis BERSIH's march:)

This is a very good article for all those who are both supporters and non-supporters of BERSIH, especially the young. Know what you are fighting for. Know what is real and what is politicians playing politics. It is good to have spirit, but better to have spirit and facts, anas.


The Election Commission and the conduct of elections have come under scrutiny recently. Here EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof addresses some of the issues

Q: How has the interest in elections and the electoral process evolved over the years?

A: In 2008, the number of registered voters was 10 mil while the number of eligible voters not registered was 4.3mil which is quite high.

But now the number not registered has dropped to 3.7mil and registered voters has increased to 12 mil. So based on that indication, I can see there is improvement in terms of interest to register as voters. Secondly, EC has the details of voters on our website so anybody can go to the website, key in their IC number to check if their status as a voter is accurate. They can also check the status of family members provided they know their IC numbers.

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