Listen up, Malaysians!
Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah, chairman of the Election Commission (EC), has confirmed that 30th September is not the last day for citizens to register as voters if the 14th general elections were to take place in March 2017.
In a statement, the EC said that this year’s 4th quarter registration list of registrations will begin on 1st October and that 30th September is the end date for the 3rd quarter.
“In regards to the viral message (claiming) that 30th September, 2016, Friday, is the closing date for registering and qualifying a person’s as a voter in the 14th general election should it take place in March 2017 is merely the assumption of certain quarters and is not true,” he said.
Yup, you heard that right. Citizens can still register after 30th September. Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah also advised the public to register as early as they can and not “wait until the last minute”.
He said, “EC encourages members of the public who have not registered as a voter to take the opportunity to register immediately without waiting until the last minute or simply because of a viral message,” emphasising that it’s every Malaysian’s (21 years old and over) responsibility to register as a voter and to participate in the elections.
On top of that, he warned citizens to not fall prey to scams claiming that registration can be done via WhatsApp and SMS.
Source: The Malay Mail.