Saturday, January 06, 2007

Are You Registered?

There are 4.5 million unregistered eligible voters in Malaysia. On the other hand, there are some 10.2 million registered voters. The unregistered pool forms a whopping 30.6% of the potential electorate. This 30.6% can certainly form a powerful political force in changing the political landscape of this country.

What's more important, this 30.6% of unregistered voters is comprised largely of our Malaysian youth aged between 21-35.

It's really easy to get registered as a voter. Just go to the nearest post office and provide them with your identity card at the registration counter. The entire form filling process will take not more than 5 – 10 minutes. And you'd be eligible to vote for the rest of your life as a responsible Malaysian.

Similarly, if you need to change your voting district, you could also do it at the post office. Your new address however, needs to be reflected in your MyKad.

Every vote makes a difference. If you are 21 years of age, you can be registered to vote. Let your voice be heard. Lets rock the vote!

9 comments:

concerned said...

Anyone knows any online website to change registration info?

Anonymous said...

Eligibility for vote should start at the age of 18, as in the case of UK. Age of 21 is outdated. We have a bunch of youth between 18-20 years of age who are vibrant and politically mature enough to think for themselves as can been seen their emergence of their political blogs.

hisugiya said...

I am 21 years old and I am yet to register as a voter and I plan to do so this year. Can't wait to be a voter for the first time. :D

Anonymous said...

but maybe someone voted on my behalf already...;D.....u know....our caring BN will ensure that our rights are exercised..to their benefit of course

Kian Ming said...

You cannot register or change your registration info online. You have to go to the nearest post office to register or change your details. You can only register or change your constituency according to the address is your IC, unlike before, when you could register in a constituency as long as you had a current bill with your name and address on it.

ernchze said...

Is it possible to vote if you are a Malaysian student studying overseas?

Anonymous said...

unfortunately i'm one of the 30.6% unregistered voters. Don't get me wrong. Before i turned 21 i really looked forward to the opportunity to vote to make a difference. However I came to the states when i was 19 and never really had a chance to return during the voting period. I'm so sorry to all my fellow malaysians.
I'm sure more than half of the unregistered voters are just like myself residing overseas and missed the opportunity. I wish there's a way for online voting, but seeing how 'efficient' & 'honest' our government is, it's better not to open another can of worm.

Anonymous said...

Tony.. i wan to ask u smtg. if we reach the age of 21 but never vote for duno how many years cos we were in overseas ( eg : singapore ).. can the goverment backlisted us and banned us from coming back to this country .. that's wat i heard from my frend

Tony P said...

Umm... anon 11.56am

That's total hogwash. ;)

Voting is not compulsory from a legal angle in Malaysia. It doesn't affect your citizenship.

But of course, I would strongly encourage you to vote ;)

Tony ;)