Voting From Abroad

Posted by M ws On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1 comments
After reading the news HERE about how Malaysians overseas can vote, I surfed the  net to compare practices in other countries.

Excerpt from that report:

“The only condition is (that citizens) must come back to Malaysia at least once in five years before Parliament is dissolved,” he said.

“This is to make sure that they know our political situation well before voting.”

He justified the condition by citing the examples of foreign countries like Singapore and Australia, which also required overseas voters to come back to their homeland within a certain period.

He also reminded Malaysians residing overseas to register as an overseas citizen with the Malaysian embassies before registering as a postal voter with the EC.

Aziz said the EC would table the amendments at the next Parliament sitting in September, if this was required.

Here's a list of links to sites I visited:

1. Voting From Abroad - UK

2. Going Overseas - Australia Electoral Commission

3. To Vote Absentee, Start By Telling Us Who You Are - US Federal Assistance Voting Program

4. Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad

5. Voting Overseas - Elections Department Singapore

6. How to Vote From Overseas - Elections New Zealand

I hope our Elections Commission can disseminate information as quickly as possible so that Malaysians living overseas who meet the requirements can vote in the next GE.

1 comments to Voting From Abroad

  1. says:

    cin2tan just wondering IF yen2's children are still citizens !!??

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