Application for domestic postal voting now open

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians registered as voters in the Domestic Postal Voter category can apply for postal voting from Monday (Feb 19), said Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah. In a statement issued on Monday, he said voters could apply for postal voting if their employers confirmed that they were needed to be on duty on polling day. He said general election staff, police and army personnel who could not go for early voting, as well as members of the media, could apply using Form 1A. Members of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), Prisons Department, Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department, staff of government hospitals and clinics, police volunteers, Civil Defence Force, Immigration Department, National Disaster Management Agency, and the Registration Department staff stationed at urban transformation centres must do so by filling in Form 1C.

“The EC has uploaded Form 1A and Form 1C on the website www.spr.gov.my. The guideline for filling up the form can also be obtained there,” he said. Mohd Hashim said the completed Form 1A must be submitted to the Returning Officer’s office at each polling division, while the completed Form 1C must be sent to the Postal Voting Management Unit at the EC Headquarters in Putrajaya either by post or via e-mail to upup@spr.gov.my, or fax to 03-8881 0424/ 0399/ 0394/ 0386/ 0369. Mohd Hashim said the applications for the first category (Form 1A) will be closed on nomination day while those for the second category (Form 1C) will be closed five days before nomination day. “Each application will be processed and the applicant will be informed if it is approved or not,” he said, adding that members of the public can contact the EC at 03-88810081 or email upup@spr.gov.my for more information. – STAR

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