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Application For Postal Voting Facility Opens Tomorrow

by January 22, 2018 General

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 22 (Bernama) — Malaysian nationals who are registered as voters and eligible to vote in the upcoming 14th general election (GE14) but currently residing abroad, can apply for postal voting facility from tomorrow.

However, Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said they must first fulfill several conditions, including having registered as a voter (under the regular or absent voter category), having been in Malaysia or returning to Malaysia not less than 30 days within five years before the dissolution of Parliament or State Assembly, and having been residing abroad.

“Those who are eligible and meet the conditions may apply for postal voting facility using Form 1B,” he said in a statement today.

He said those who were residing in southern Thailand (Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, Songkhla and Satun), Singapore, Brunei and Kalimantan province, Indonesia, however, cannot apply for the facility and must return to Malaysia to cast their votes on polling day.

Mohd Hashim said the EC had uploaded Form 1B onto its website at…..