The following is the postal voting process for Malaysian voters outside the country.
Information from the Election Commission (EC):
- Voters must apply to become postal voters by filing in and submitting Form 1B (You may download it from here: tinyurl.com/undipos1b)
- Successful postal voters will receive voting ballots after nomination Day.
- These ballots will be posted to the address stated in Form 1B, as requested by the voter in the form.
- Postal voters will receive priority mail which carries Envelope A, Envelope B and Form 2 (Borang 2).
- Envelope B contains the voting ballots. If your constituency has a State Legislation Council (DUN), you will see two ballots: one in white for your Parliamentary candidate and one in pink for your DUN candidate.
- Make sure to mark your choice with an ‘X’; and once done, insert your votes into Envelope A.
- Proceed to fill up Form 2.
- Once you have marked both your ballots and filled up Form 2, insert Form 2 and Enevelope A containing your marked ballots into Envelope B.
- Post it to the Returning Officer’s (RO) Office. The address is printed on the envelope.
BERSIH 2.0’s Recommendation:
- If possible, return to Malaysia and vote as an ordinary voter. This is the best way to ensure that your vote is secure and counted during the elections.
2. If you are unable to return and cast your vote in person, here is our advice:
- Once you receive the voting ballots, immediately cast your vote and mail it back using a courier service to ensure that your vote reaches the Returning Officer within the specified time limit.
- We suggest the use of a courier service because as a voter, you will now be able to track you vote via live tracking. More importantly, the RO will need to sign confirmation of receipt with the courier service provider. This will serve as proof that your vote reached the RO.
- Make sure that you ballots are posted as soon as possible and that it arrives at least 2 (TWO) days before polling day.
- However, if you would like to send your ballots to a family member and have them deliver it to the Returning Officer’s Office, BERSIH 2.0 recommends that you contact the Election Commission at 03-88810081 for a further explanation of the process. This is because the polling centre and RO’s office may be announced as a restricted area on polling day.
For now, postal voting is the only alternative to overseas Malaysians who will not be returning to vote during the upcoming elections.
You may download the postal voting application form (Form 1B) here: tinyurl.com/undipos1b. This link will redirect you to the form uploaded on the Election Commission’s website.
You may send the completed form via email to [email protected]. You will also receive a response informing you that your application has been received and is currently being processed.