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    PACAPOS: Overseas References

    A few documents that may give us some ideas to work from. Thanks to IDEA and IFES for sharing.

    01 International IDEA. Voting from Abroad Handbook, 2007.pdf (

    03 Council of Europe, Report on Out-of-Country Voting, Jun 2011.pdf (

    08 IDEA, Voting by Mail, 1999.pdf (

    09 IFES, Erben & Shujaat, 'Out-of-Country Voting - A Brief Overview' d15b 2011-09-28.pdf

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    10 EU, '2nd Edition of the Handbook for EU Election Observation', 2008.pdf (

    11 Venice Commission, 'Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters', Oct 2002.pdf (

    12 2.8 UK Election Commission, Absentee Voting Report and Recommendations, March 2003.pdf (


    31 FAQ SPR overseas postal vote.pdf

    32 Nama_dan_Alamat_Pejabat_Perwakilan_Malaysia_di_Lua r_Negeri (2).pdf

    33 Postal Voting-Offences.pdf

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    • Political parties are allowed to nominate Accredited Observers but not PACAPOS, which is a serious reduction in their capacity to safeguard the polling process.
    • Accredited Observers (Pemerhati) only, not PACAPOS.
    • No power to collect forms, countersign on it or to issue Objection Letters.
    • Presumably, 5 per mission
    • Submission to EC not later than 5 days after Parliament dissolution.

    Published: Monday April 1, 2013 MYT 7:34:00 PM

    GE13: Submission for representative observers abroad is open today, says EC

    PUTRAJAYA: Political parties and non-governmental organisations (NGO) appointed by the Election Commission (EC) may submit their applications to station representative observers at postal ballot centres in Malaysian missions abroad, from Monday.

    In a statement Monday, EC secretary Datuk Kamaruddin Mohamed Baria, said the closing date for submissions would be five days after the date of Parliament's dissolution.
    He said the observers must be Malay
    sians, 21 years old and above, appointed by a political party registered with the EC or NGO which has been appointed as a local observer.

    "Each political party or NGO is limited to not more than five appointments and only one observer will be allowed to observe the postal vote process in a Malaysian mission, at any one time," he said.

    Applications must be sent to Setiausaha Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Malaysia, Aras 5, Blok C7, Kompleks C, Pihak Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,62690 Putrajaya (u.p : Unit Pengurusan Undi Pos).

    The only duty and responsibility of these representative observers was to observe the postal voting process, said Kamaruddin.

    "They must comply with the regulations at any foreign mission office and only observe from the stipulated place," he added.

    They are also prohibited from taking any photographs throughout the process; disrupting the process or carrying out any activity which could incite chaos; and from issuing any statements to the media, he said.

    "The officers in charge at the missions have the right to evict them from the premises or terminate the observers' appointment in such cases," he said.

    Kamaruddin further added that all the representative observers' expenses must be fully borne by the political parties or NGOs which appointed them.

    The EC has appointed 16 NGOs as local observers for the upcoming 13th General Election, five from Peninsular Malaysia, eight from Sarawak and three from Sabah. - Bernama

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