Thursday, 11 July 2013

Kuala Besut by-election: EC to show how voters will use indelible ink

The Election Commission (EC) will demonstrate through the media how the indelible ink will be used by the voters in the Kuala Besut by-election.

EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said the demonstration would be given before advanced voting was carried out on July 20.

"We must perform the demonstration so that voters here are familiar with the correct method of applying the ink," he said after visiting the nomination centre at Besut Rakan Muda complex on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the EC had said that voters in the Kuala Besut by-election would be required to dip their left index finger into the indelible ink instead of it being painted on.

On proposal that the ballot counting process for the by-election be televised "live", Wan Ahmad said this was rather difficult to be done due to logistics constraint.

However, the EC would discuss with the relevant ministry and agencies to find if this proposal was possible, he said.

Wan Ahmad conceded a "live" telecast would satisfy and boost the people's confidence in the election process carried out by the EC.

He said the nomination process on Friday was expected to be concluded by 10.30am.

"That is why, we advice supporters of the candidates not to come in too large a group so that we can complete it faster," Wan Ahmad said.


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