UPDATE: Overseas Malaysians will vote on 28 April 2013

PUTRAJAYA: All Malaysian citizens living abroad who have registered as postal voters will cast their votes at Malaysian missions overseas on April 28.

This also includes absentee voters.

Election Commission (EC) secretary Datuk Kamaruddin Mohamed Baria said the EC had set April 28, from 9am to 8pm, for the submission and acceptance of Priority Envelopes containing the postal ballots in London, United Kingdom, and Melbourne, Australia.

He said the same date applied to other Malaysian missions but the period would be shorter, from 9am to 6pm.

“The Malaysian missions in London and Melbourne have an extension of two hours because they have postal voters exceeding 1,000 people,” he said in a statement, here, on Monday.

He said all the registered voters must be present at the Malaysian missions and furnish their identity cards or international passports to the EC personnel on duty.

He stressed that the Priority Envelope would not be given to those who did not produce their identification documents and representatives or relatives would not be allowed to collect the envelope on behalf of other individuals.

After marking, the ballot-papers must be put inside the EC’s Special Sacks provided at the Malaysian missions abroad.

“The envelopes containing the postal ballot papers in the EC’s Special Sacks will be taken back to Malaysia on the same day to be handed to the returning officers of the respective election divisions,” he said.

However, Kamaruddin said, those who took the Priority Envelopes after the submission day or returned them after the stipulated date and time would have to personally handle the sending of the envelopes to the returning officers of the respective election divisions at their own expense.

To date, all 1B forms had been sent to the offices of the returning officers of the respective election divisions (Parliament) for their approval, he added.

“Malaysian residents abroad are expected to be able to check on the outcome of their requests to vote via post and information related to the date, time and address of the Malaysian missions abroad at the EC website at http://www.spr.gov.my starting April 19, 2013,” he said. – Bernama

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6 Responses to UPDATE: Overseas Malaysians will vote on 28 April 2013

  1. nirmal says:

    First of all, GREAT resource! Keep up the amazing work and as a fellow Malaysian overseas, I fully support your cause. I’ve put in my application as a postal voter and I’m still waiting for a reply; as are the rest of us. I was wondering though, if I listed the High Commission in Ottawa in my borang 1B, am I only allowed to vote there, or am I eligible to vote at the High Commission in Vancouver instead?

  2. Roy says:

    still show under proccessing, how??

  3. YP Ng says:

    Hi, I applaud your effort to fight for the right to vote for all Malaysians overseas and commend your success thus far. However, as of today, my overseas voting status still appears as “Permohonan anda telah diterima dan sedang diproses.” My friends who have registered as well as overseas voters are having the same status. Do you know if this status remains until the 28th April can we still go to our respective embassies to vote? Is any action being taken to remedy this? Please advice. Thank you, YP.

  4. KW says:

    Hi,
    According to the news:
    “However, Kamaruddin said, those who took the Priority Envelopes after the submission day or returned them after the stipulated date and time would have to personally handle the sending of the envelopes to the returning officers of the respective election divisions at their own expense.”

    I have registered as overseas voter. Can I collect the ballot at respective Malaysia Embassy and bring back ballot to vote in Malaysia?
    If yes, may I know where is the respective election division? Is this election division same as Pusat Mengundi show in Semakan Daftar Pemilih?

    Thank you!

    Best Regards,
    KW

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