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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 … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Latest information on overseas postal voting

The EC has provided a guide on how postal voting will be carried out, and on how postal votes will be counted. At present, we understand that applications for postal votes have been filtered by the EC and any persons not … Continue reading

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FLASH: Nominations 20 April, Polling 5 May

The EC has announced that Nomination Day will be on 20 April 2013, whereas Polling Day will be on 5 May 2013. We understand that postal voters will be notified on Nomination Day that their applications have been approved. If … Continue reading

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The EC Should Not Be Surprised by Low Overseas Voter Numbers When It Has Deliberately Restricted the Number of Eligible Voters

The Election Commission (EC) should not be surprised that only 6,298 overseas Malaysians have registered to be postal voters when it has deliberately acted to restrict the number of eligible postal voters. It has done this by: 1) not announcing … Continue reading

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MyOverseasVote and Global Bersih Call on Overseas Malaysians to Vote in the 13th General Election, and Press the EC to Allow Postal Voting Observers

Background MyOverseasVote has been campaigning since October 2010 for Malaysians residing outside Malaysia to be given the right to vote by post. In January 2013, the Election Commission (EC) announced that Malaysians residing overseas except in Singapore, southern Thailand (Narathiwat, … Continue reading

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FLASH: Postal Voting Form Now Available on EC Website

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, … Continue reading

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MyOverseasVote Urges EC to Release Amended Postal Voting Regulations Immediately to Resolve Confusion at Malaysian Missions Overseas

With just over a month until Parliament is widely expected to be dissolved for the 13th General Election, overseas Malaysians are still in the dark about whether and how they will be able to vote by post as promised by … Continue reading

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