Batu Sapi By-Election: EC Sends Out 32,962 Voters’ Cards

SANDAKAN: The Election Commission (EC) has sent out the voter’s card to 32,962 registered voters, comprising 1,810 early voters and 31,152 ordinary voters, who will cast their ballots in the Batu Sapi Parliamentary by-election.

EC secretary Datuk Ikmalrudin Ishak said this was to encourage and make it easy for the voters to go out and cast their ballots.

He explained that the voter’s card contained information on voting, namely the polling centre, voting channels, voter registration number, voting date and time as well as the recommended turnout time, which would make it easier for voters to go out and cast their ballots, either on Dec 1 for early voters or Dec 5 for ordinary voters.

“The EC hopes voters will go out to vote according to the recommended turnout time. This is to avoid voters gathering in excessive numbers at any one time and to enable physical distancing to be practiced when at the polling centres due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said in a statement today, adding that the EC began distributing the voters’ cards today. 

Voters who have received the cards need not go to check at the EC centres to check their channel and voting number in the electoral roll because both information has been stated in the card.

However, voters still have to bring their identity cards to confirm their identity for voting and are also reminded to bring along their voter’s card or voting information record on polling day to facilitate checks.

Any voter who has yet to receive the voter’s card could check the voting information through the EC portal, the MySPR Semak application, the short messaging service (SMS) (SPR SEMAK NOMBOR KAD PENGENALAN) to the number 15888 or contact the EC hotline at telephone number 03-8892 7018.