Can the Election Commission relocate you to another polling district? — Puthan Perumal

Source: The Malay Mail Online

BY PUTHAN PERUMAL

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SEPT 23 — One question that all of us Malaysians ask ourselves is this: how do I get involved in the process of redrawing electoral boundaries?

Contrary to popular belief, we do have a say in the review of the division of constituencies.

Most of us are perhaps not aware of, or have simply overlooked, the importance of the 13th Schedule to the Federal Constitution.

Article 113 (2)(i) of the Federal Constitution states that the Election Commission shall, from time to time, as it deems necessary, review the division of the Federation and the States into constituencies and recommend such changes therein as it thinks necessary in order to comply with the provisions contained in the Thirteenth Schedule.

The important aspect to note is there is power given to the Election Commission to review the division of the Federation and the States into constituencies.

The Election Commission lately, as I understand it, has made proposals not to review the division of the Federation and the States , but to relocate voters to different polling districts.

Is the Election Commission allowed to do that under the Federal Constitution? Read more