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    T-PAG: PACAPOS Part I

    A flow chart for PACAPOS Part I is attached. You need to print the flow chart on A3 paper to read it.

    [29th Apr 2013: Part II of Flow Chart is attached. This completes the Postal Voting Flow Charts.]

    Postal ballot issue was done on 22nd Apr: Overseas Postal voters
    and 23rd Apr 2013 local postal voters.

    The SPR procedures were riddled with discrepancies and abuse. There was no respect for fair play or security of the ballot papers.

    PACAPOS were not given the opportunity to witness and sign the sealing of the following envelopes on postal ballot issue completion.

    Packet 1P: Unused and damaged ballot papers at issuance;
    Packet 2P: Postal electoral role by 1st clerk; Application for pastal ballat paper (Form 1) and list of personnel on duty and the list of applicants approved to vote by Postal Polling system;
    Packet 3P: Counterfoils of ballet papers
    Packet 4P: Form SPR753 indicating the official stamp used and Form SPR754
    Packet 5P: List of Postal Polling PACA appointed, Form SPR714, Form A (Oath of Secrecy) and other agents and workers
    Packet 14P: Laws and Regulations, other documents and tools

    The design of Form 754 to record ballot paper issue does not record the serial nos. of the ballot papers issued. It only states the number of ballot papers issued. This can provide opportunities for switching of ballot papers.

    Below is a report by SV Singam:

    After all the Ballot Packages had been dispatched, at the time of Ballot Box preparation, they had on display several sealed cardboard boxes that we were told contained unused Ballot Books. We were also told that those Ballot Books will not be used for Undi Awal or Undi Biasa and will be destroyed after the elections. The remaining unused Ballot Papers from the books that were used will be kept together with those unused books and destroyed together.

    There was no specific security demonstrated for those boxes apart from the information that they would be kept by the SPR. Since there is no Borang 13 equivalent to validate serial numbers, there is room for massive replacement of Ballot Papers. In the case of Bukit Katil, I managed to record the range of serial numbers used. I imagine that other PACAPOS would have done the same. But ours are not official records and carry no weight in an objection over any massive switch of returned Ballot Envelopes.

    The other matter is the excessive number of unused Ballots. I estimate that as little as 20% of the Ballots printed were used. Ballots were printed AFTER nomination, by which time the total number of Postal Voters was already known. Why such ridiculously massive overkill in standby Ballots? Was it a crony printing operation?
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    SPR Buku Panduan Pengurusan Undi Pos Luar Negara

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    What postal voters need to do?

    The attached image in the video explains the process very well in just one image. Tx to Geoffrey Chin of BERSIH Hong Kong.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgQX83BwFbQ: This video is more geared towards explaining the secrecy process. But from our experience during the postal ballot issuing, it is clear the EC is determined to subvert the process and prevent the candidates from monitoring the postal polling process.



    • Form 753 and 754 should be issued as a matter of course but in many postal voting centres, the RO refused to issue despite requests from the PACAPOS.
    • The RO should issue a modified version of Form 13 to track the serial nos of ballot papers issued. The EC modified Form 754 to record only the no. of ballots issued without tracking the serial nos.
    • There is no security in the transit of ballot papers. The envelopes are stored in a carton tied up with white cloth tape unsealed.




    Our best advice to overseas postal voters AND local postal voters, is to send it back to the RO yourself. For local postal voters, ask someone you trust to do it on polling day or if not possible, one day before. (By then, hopefully, the candidates will have the PACAPOS guarding the ballot boxes.) If you can't, just drop your Envelope B into the ballot box at the embassies. The worst thing you can do is not to vote because you can be sure someone else will vote on your behalf.


    Sending it back yourself creates uncertainty on the part of the EC. They cannot be sure whether that ballot paper will appear in the RO's postal ballot centre. So they won't dare to mess around with ballot switching for that particular ballot.







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