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March 31st Voter Registration Deadline if GE13 is Called in June or Later

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Time is running out if you want your vote to be counted. Malaysians need to register by this Saturday, March 31st to have the opportunity to vote, if GE13 is held in June or later.

That's because the electoral roll for the first quarter of 2012 closes on March 31st and is expected to be gazetted by May.

Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the electronic year-long voter registration system was carried out daily and can be made at any computerised post office, the EC mobile registration counters, at the EC headquarters in Putrajaya or state EC offices.

"On average, the EC handles 200,000 to 250,000 new voter registration applications and change of address of polling centre for every quarter of the year," Abdul Aziz said.

"Up to the last quarter of 2011, ending December 31, the number of registered voters nationwide was 12,595,268, while 3,088,540 or 19.7 per cent had yet to register as voters."

Up to February of this year, the number of Malaysians who had reached the age of 21 and are eligible to vote stood at 15,683,808, according to Abdul Aziz.

Our mantra is that every Malaysian has to choose. So get out there, register and vote.

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0 # Seow Choon Li 2013-03-26 17:24
How can I register to vote for GE 13?

Thank you so much.
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