Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Malaysia GE13: Nominations on April 20, polls on May 5, 2013

Marilah mari, pergi mengundi
Jangan lupa kewajiban
Pada negara.
- sing your way to the ballot box!

The Election Commission (EC) has announced that the highly-anticipated 13th general election will take place on May 5, while the nomination of candidates will be held on April 20.

abdul aziz yusof ec spr chairman electionEC chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof (right) announced the dates after a special meeting at the headquarters in Putrajaya today, exactly a week after Parliament was dissolved.

This provides for a campaign period of 15 days – the longest in over three decades.

Advance polling is fixed for April 30, for the police, armed forces and EC staff and their spouses to cast their ballots.

Voters can check details of their polling centre with effect from April 15.

The announcement was telecast ‘live’ by several television stations, which began the broadcast at 12.34pm.

State and parliamentary polls will take place simultaneously except in Sarawak, where the next state polls are not due till 2016.

Source: Malaysiakini2