The EC has today uploaded the postal voting registration form and FAQ onto its website. Those who are eligible are Malaysian citizens of or above the age of 21 years who:
- Are registered voters;
- Reside overseas (except in Singapore, Brunei, Southern Thailand and Kalimantan); and
- Have returned to Malaysia for a total of 30 days since 28 April 2008.
You have between now and the dissolution of Parliament to register to vote by post by returning Form 1B to the EC by email, fax or post. Please note the following:
- If you register to vote by post, you cannot vote in person in Malaysia;
- Your postal ballot will be sent to the nearest Malaysian embassy/high commission/consulate, which you have to specify on the form;
- There will be a day fixed for you to collect and return your ballot so that the embassy/high commission/consulate can send the ballots back to Malaysia by diplomatic pouch.
- If you choose to collect your ballot on another day, you will be responsible for sending it back to the returning officer in your constituency, but it must arrive before 5pm on polling day in order to be counted.
- If you register to vote by post, please ensure that you collect your ballot in order to prevent someone else from using it to vote fraudulently.
Please make sure you read the FAQ on the EC website.
We will be issuing further information in due course about how to prevent postal voting fraud.