PUTRAJAYA, Feb 9 (Bernama) -- Changes to the overseas postal voting for the 14th General Elections (GE14) will not affect the transparency of the voting process, said Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah.
He said the overseas postal voting facility was for eligible voters who had applied by submitting their identity card numbers and passport numbers as proof of identity.
He said the information would be verified by the Immigration Department before the applicant is notified by the EC if the application is approved or rejected.
"The issuance of the postal ballot papers will be handled by the electoral officials for the area and representatives of the candidates who are contesting, will be present to witness when the the postal ballot papers are delivered to the successful applicants," he said in a statement, here today.
Elaborating he said, as with other postal voting process, the voters would receive the postal ballot papers directly and they need to mark their choice and fill out Form 2 (identity declaration) in full, in the presence of a witness to prove that the receiver of the ballot paper is the rightful postal voter.....