A total of 3.6 million Malaysians yet to register as voters, who had attained the age of 21 as of September 2017 , the Election Commission (EC) said yesterday.
EC secretary Abdul Ghani Salleh said as of the third quarter of 2017, the electoral rolls contained 14.8 million electors.
The EC received 212,042 fresh applications for registration and 72,998 applications for change of address in the fourth quarter of 2017, he said in a statement.
Abdul Ghani said the supplementary electoral rolls for the fourth quarter of 2017 would be displayed for 14 days until Jan 30, at 961 places in the country.
He advised those who had applied to register as electors or for change of address in October, November and December last year to check the rolls to verify their information.
Fresh applicants whose names do not appear in the displayed rolls can make a claim using Form B and submit it to the registrar (state election director) for the relevant registration area during office hours on any working day during the period of display, he added.
Abdul Ghani said registered electors in any election area who wanted to object to inclusions in the 4/2017 supplementary rolls could do so using Form C.
An individual can raise an objection against not more than 20 people in accordance with Regulation 15(3) of the Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002.
“The objection should be submitted to the registrar (state election director) for the relevant registration area during office hours on any working day during the display of the 4/2017 supplementary electoral rolls,” he said.
During the display of the electoral rolls, he said, the EC would also display the names of electors that would be removed from the rolls due to death or loss of citizenship status.
Abdul Ghani said applicants could access the EC website at www.spr.gov.my or via the smart telephone application My SPR Semak to check the list of names displayed in the 4/2017 supplementary electoral rolls.
Any queries can be addressed to the EC head office via 03-88927018 or state election offices, he added.