Thursday 31 May 2012

EC to hold electoral roll checking campaign from June 1

PUTRAJAYA, May 30 — The Election Commission (EC) will hold the Electoral Roll Checking Month Campaign 2012 to enable the 12,658,803 voters who registered up to December 31 last year to verify their status.

EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the campaign, which will be held from June 1-30, was aimed at increasing voter awareness on the importance of checking their status before the 13th General Election (GE) is held.

“The campaign will provide more room for voters to check and update their registered information for any mistake or inaccuracy,” he said in a statement here today.

Abdul Aziz said the campaign was also part of the EC’s initiative to clean up the electoral roll, with the help of the National Registration Department and cooperation from voters to ensure all registered information was correct and accurate.

“Only voters can correct their details in the electoral roll. The EC cannot correct any mistake, without the voters informing the EC, according to set rules and procedures,” he said.

He said, if there were mistakes in the roll such as missing names, changes of address and the like, voters would be able to lodge complaints to the EC, via the complaints system on its website; call centre at 03-88856565; fax at 03-8889112; mail; or by visiting the EC headquarters in Putrajaya or any of the state general election offices in the coming month.

The call centre and state offices operate from 8am to 5pm.

Voters may check their status online via the EC website by entering their MyKad number and their details will be displayed.

They may also send an SMS by typing SPRSEMAK(ICNUMBER) to 15888.  
Abdul Aziz said the EC would also be setting up counters for new voter registrations and change of voting centres at its headquarters and state offices. — Bernama

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