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Doubtful votes — can they change an election outcome?

Doubtful votes — can they change an election outcome?

Are Malaysians sufficiently educated on how to vote? It is widely assumed that marking “X” next to a candidate’s name is the only legitimate way to vote. It is not. Civil society groups now train volunteers to be election monitors, booth agents and polling and counting agents. They also cover training on doubtful votes, due to concerns that dubiously marked ballots could end up influencing an election outcome. Can this really happen?

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Selangor DAP executive councillor Ronnie Liu, geared for protection against the flu, mingling with PAS supporters. He appeared to be well received, with several coming forward to shake his hand, despite the dispute with his colleague from PAS, Dr Hassan Ali, over beer sales in Selangor.

Strong voter turnout in Permatang Pasir

Updated 5.35pm on 25 Aug 2009 PERMATANG PASIR, 25 Aug 2009: Polling in Permatang Pasir ended at 5pm today with 73.1% or 14,832 voters, out of the 20,290 registered voters, having cast their ballots, the Election Commission (EC) said. On Twitter, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang predicted a PAS win with a majority of […]

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Voting ends in Penanti (Updated 5.28pm)

Voting ends in Penanti (Updated 5.28pm)

Nai Khan Ari casts his vote Updated on 31 May 2009 at 5.28pm BUKIT MERTAJAM, 31 May 2009: Polling for the Penanti state by-election, which began at 8am today, ended at 5pm. According to sources, the voter turnout was low. Mohd RahimAt the Dewan Orang Ramai dan Tabika Kampung Tun Sardon, the first voter was […]

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PKR to lodge police report against Khairy (Updated)

PKR to lodge police report against Khairy (Updated)

Khairy Jamaluddin Updated 4.25pm, 29 May 2009 BUKIT MERTAJAM, 29 May 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is mulling lodging a police report against Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin for allegedly inciting Penanti voters not to vote in the by-election. PKR said Khairy’s comments, as reported in the Malay-language daily Sinar Harian on 28 May in […]

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Perhaps it is not just the voters who have by-election fatigue, but the political parties as well.

All quiet in Bukit Selambau

WITH less than 24 hours to polling day on 7 April, campaigning by both the Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in Bukit Selambau was muted. With three simultaneous by-elections taking place, the big names for both coalitions are having to divide their time, with the battle in Bukit Gantang taking the lion’s share […]

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Khairy: Beef up security for polling day

SUNGAI PETANI, 6 April 2009: Umno Youth has asked the police and the Election Commission (EC) to step up security measures in the Bukit Selambau and Bukit Gantang constituencies for polling day tomorrow to prevent any untoward incidents. Its chief, Khairy Jamaluddin, said Umno Youth members had also been instructed to maintain security to enable […]

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