2018-04-06

EC: Don't post postal votes, send it to returning officers !

EC: Don't post postal votes, send it to returning officers !



IPOH: All postal votes should be delivered to the Election Commission's (EC) returning officers and not sent via the post office.

Perak EC deputy director Shazree Idzham Wahab said postal voters should use the proper channels provided by the EC.

"There were several cases involving postal voters who lacked knowledge on the postal voting procedures and ended up putting their ballots in the normal post box (during the 13th General Election).

"When we carried out a post-mortem on the issue, we found that the ballots had not arrived. Upon further investigation at post offices, a large number of ballots were found in normal post boxes," he said without disclosing the actual number of cases.

Shazree Idzham said this to reporters after a briefing to Perak media practitioners launched by state EC director, Mohd Nazri Ismail on Thursday (April 5).

He said postal voters need to place their ballots in envelopes and address it to the returning officer in their constituency or send it directly to the returning officer at the voting centre.

Apart from media personnel, other eligible postal voters are firemen, policemen and soldiers who are on duty during election day. – Bernama



Source: The Star

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