Warisan: Voters’ constituencies changed without their knowledge


PETALING JAYA: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) is urging people to check their voting status amid reports that voters have had their constituencies changed without notification in the Election Commission (EC) system.

Warisan vice-president Junz Wong also expressed concern over the matter and demanded an explanation from the EC, The Borneo Post reported.

“We are a bit concerned about the recent complaints that we have received from the voters, especially in Likas.

“I hope this is not politically motivated and done to help the ruling government,” he was quoted as saying by the Sarawak-based daily.

Wong highlighted the case of voters who had cast their votes in Likas in the last general election (GE13) in 2013.

“Recent checks show that they had been moved to Karambunai and Inanam without any notification from the EC,” he said.

Wong added that it was possible many voters might face the same problems in the next general election (GE14) if they had been similarly moved without their knowledge.

“I want the general public or voters to be aware of what’s happening and also to now do regular checks on their voting status,” he told The Borneo Post, adding that the delineation exercise should not be used as an excuse for the sudden changes in voting location.

Wong also called for the EC to do its job in assisting people to check their voter status so that no one would be caught off-guard.