To check on your Voter status: Go to http://daftarj.spr.gov.my and input the Mykad numbers.
THIS POST WILL BE DEVOTED TO WHAT HAPPENS ON 5 MAY WHEN THE WHOLE NATION GOES TO THE POLLS!
Until then, photos and articles will be posted to help us all understand just what goes on during voting….
VOTER EDUCATION: HAK ANDA!
VOTING TIME: 8.00am-5.00pm
CHECK OUT YOUR POLLING STATION!
I assumed that I would be voting at the same polling station as in 2008 but that was a mistake. A quick check shows that I will have to go to another place!
Do you know where your polling station is?
It’s easy if you have voted in the same place but I have voted in three different places within Ipoh. For GE 13, it will be in yet another place.
First, it was at Kampar Road.
Next, it was at the Ho Seng Ong Primary School in Canning Garden.
Then, it was at the La Salle Primary School in Ipoh Garden.
I thought it would be at La Salle again. WRONG!
I WILL VOTE AT TADIKA MARIAVILLE, JALAN FRANCOIS. That is next to the Holiday Inn.
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT?
Click on the following link: http://daftarj.spr.gov.my and input the Mykad numbers.
EC probing reports on indelible ink
It’s deputy chairman Wan Ahmad Wan Omar says the commission is attempting to verify reports that the indelible ink could be washed off within minutes.
PETALING JAYA: The Elections Commission is investigating reports that the indelible ink, which was supposed to last seven days, could be washed away within minutes with water.
“It’s too early to comment. We are still in the midst of verifying the authenticity of the story,” said EC deputy chairman Wan Ahmad Wan Omar.
Earlier today, Negeri Sembilan PAS alleged that military officers who cast their ballots today were able to wash away the ink marked on their index fingers within 20 minutes.
Negeri Sembilan PAS secretary Mohammad Hassan claimed that he has photographic evidence showing military officers in Telok Kemang being able to wash off the ink mark.
“About 9.30 this morning, the first batch of the early voters finished casting ther ballots and came out of the polling centre.
“Our monitoring agents found several military officers washing away the ink at the sink and the mark disappeared.
“Based on our checks, we found that 95% of the ink could be washed away in no time,” Mohamad was reported saying.
Mohammad also claimed that he received information from a military officer who claimed that he could wash away the indelible ink mark by lunch time.
Indelible ink is delible after all!
Barely hours after ‘indelible’ ink was used for the first time in Malaysia, complaints have emerged that the ink is in fact removable.
This is contrary to the Election Commission’s (EC) assurance that traces of the ink would last at least seven days on the finger after being painted on with a brush.
One soldier, who had marked his ballot in advance voting this morning, said he had removed most of the ink with water alone – just six hours later.
“Only 30 percent is left, and I haven’t even used soap yet. The standard is like stamp (ink) pads, which is not very strong.
“On the nails, it is 100 percent gone. It is a little difficult to remove from the seams. On the skin, I think it would be gone with rigorous washing with soap,” said the soldier in a text-message.
He did not wish to be identified.
PKR vice-president Tian Chua said some 20 security personnel had approached him to demonstrate how the ink can be “completely” removed with a hand sanitiser gel.
“This is very disappointing,” he said when contacted, adding that he had lodged a police report at 2pm today.
He called for EC chief Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof’s resignation.
The Insider’s Big Pictures
Advance voting gets under way
April 30, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — Police and navy personnel nationwide were the first batch of advance voters who used indelible ink when advance voting got under way today.
Indelible ink is applied…
A police trainee shows his ink-stained finger after casting his ballot during early voting at the Police Training Centre (PULAPOL) in Kuala Lumpur April 30, 2013. — Picture by Choo Choy May