Do you believe them? What's the point of having a computer system that does not flag such problems - same old ic nos!

Sometimes they publish the name and old ic no only without the new ic no. How does the SPR ensure that the correct person vote?

Using indelible ink to cover for poor documentation is not acceptable. They address two different issues.

EC claims they cannot vote twice due to indelible ink. That's a red herring. They have not come out with the following details:

What is the code for the ink?

What is the shelf-life?

How long can the ink last? It should be at least 72 hours.

Who are the suppliers?

Is there an open tender to secure the best deal for the govt?
84 voters with same identity card numbers are different individuals

Posted on 18 June 2012 - 09:32pm
Last updated on 19 June 2012 - 10:02am

PUTRAJAYA (June 18, 2012): Checks by the Election Commission (EC) on the 84 voters having the same old identity card numbers found that they are different individuals.

EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said this was based on the 12 digits in the identity cards and verified by the Agency Link-Up System (ALIS) and National Registration Department (NRD).

"This could have occured during the manual data entry as there was no sophisticated system then.

"They have different 12 digit identity card numbers and can't vote twice due to the indelible ink," he said when commenting a report in Harakah newspaper that 84 voters had the same old identity card numbers.

On the symbol change for independent candidates, Abdul Aziz said an EC study found that some symbols had to be dropped and replaced with new ones.

For example, the scissors was changed to pen as it could become a weapon and the tiger head to cat because the tiger is a fierce animal.

"The umbrella was changed to raincoat as the umbrella is useful during rain or shine and can be used as campaign tactic and brought into restricted areas during election."

He said that EC has the right to determine the appropriate symbols and has listed 30 including the key, table, house, fish, boat, airplane, watch and rabbit. – Bernama