THE prime minister’s call for youths to register as voters before it is too late is much welcomed. Responsible Malaysians must register as voters now that the 14th General Election is approaching. It takes only five minutes to register at post offices and Election Commission (EC) offices. Yet, some 3.7 million Malaysians still haven’t done so. Why?
There are a number of reasons for low voter registration:
MANY Malaysians feel that it’s a hassle to register. The general complaint is that there are few voter registration officers to attend to the registrants;
REGISTRATION officers are not friendly. Many registered voters find that their addresses have been changed arbitrarily. When they checked at the post offices or EC offices, they are given