EC ready for GE15 – Takiyuddin

by BERNAMA/ pic by BERNAMA

THE Election Commission (EC) is prepared to face the possibility of an early 15th General Election (GE15) , said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan (picture).

He said the preparations included on budget, equipment, logistics, system development, human resource management and training for staff.

“This is important to ensure a smooth election, especially during the post-COVID-19 period,” he said during the question-and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat here today.

Takiyuddin was replying to Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (BN-Padang Terap) who wanted to know the EC’s level of  preparedness to face the possibility of an early GE15 and on the development of a proposal to apply electronic voting method (e-voting) as an alternative to the conventional method in the post-COVID-19 period.

He said the EC’s preparation for GE15 included ,having more polling stations in constituencies with a high number of voters,  and updating the electoral roll from time to time.