EC pledges to have most up-to-date electoral rolls


KUALA TERENGGANU: The Election Commission (EC) yesterday pledged to make available a most up-to-date electoral rolls for the next general election.

Its deputy chairman, Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar (picure left) , said the EC was working with the National Registration Department to remove from the rolls the names of people who have died.

“The EC has all along given serious attention to cleaning up the electoral rolls,” he told reporters after a briefing session for returning officers, assistant returning officers and election assistants in Terengganu here.

“The process of cleaning up the rolls is a daily process,” he said.

Wan Ahmad said the number of registered voters for the whole country now was about 12.4 million.

He advised people who have yet to register as voters to do so now so that they will get to exercise their right in the next general election.

He said that for the next general election, the EC would set up 342 polling centres in Terengganu, 332 of them in school buildings. He also said that the EC would set up 1,145 polling streams and appoint more than 9,000 election workers, the majority of them teachers who have had the experience of serving in past elections.

Wan Ahmad said the election budget for Terengganu would be RM6.5 million from the total national budget of RM300 million for the next general election. — Bernama