This is a normal process in all elections
by AUFA MARDHIAH / pic TMR
THERE is nothing wrong for army personnel casting their votes early as all postal ballot papers were released on Nov 7, caretaker Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (picture) said.
“In fact, the candidates’ agents have been informed by each electoral officer about the postal ballot issuance date. Therefore, there shouldn’t any issues because this is a normal process in all elections, whether by-elections or general elections.
“It is up to the registered individual as postal voters. What is important is that the postal ballot papers must reach the relevant managing officer’s office before 5pm on the polling date of Nov 19, 2022,” he said in a statement today.
Wan Junaidi is responding to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s claim that military personnel, particularly those in the Bera parliamentary constituency, have already cast their vote for the 15th General Election.
Chief of Defence Forces General Tan Sri Affendi Buang previously stated that voting for military personnel registered as postal voters began on Nov 7, 2022.