Absentee voting to be a focus at election reform forum

Chan Kok Leong

People waiting to cast their ballots during the Port Dickson by-election last month. The Electoral Reform Roundtable, which begins today, will review the election system and laws, and is expected to discuss making absentee voting available to a larger group of voters. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 30, 2018.

ONE of the hot topics expected to be discussed at the first Electoral Reform Roundtable that kicks off today is extending absentee voting to a wider group of Malaysians, said sources.

Under current laws, absentee or advance voting is limited to Malaysians who cannot vote on polling day at their assigned polling stations, officials on duty during polling day and police personnel.

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