Poll rules to ensure fairness
Zuraida: New guidelines aim to reduce fiddling between officers and voters
New rules to tighten the ongoing PKR election process will be implemented beginning today.
The rules, agreed to by the PKR central election committee (JPP), were aimed at reducing the fiddling between polling officers and party voters, said outgoing Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin.
“This is to make sure that there will be no more cases of polling officers being friendly with party voters. It will ensure that polling officers do not pressure the e-voters, or press the tab for them to avoid suspicions which may make the results unfair,” she told reporters at a UN World Habitat Day event at PPR Beringin here yesterday.
She did not elaborate on what the rules were.
Selangor, which has one of the highest numbers of PKR members at 22,000, is set to e-vote from today to Oct 28 in three stages.
It will be closely watched as the outcome will tip the current results between incumbent deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Rafizi Ramli.
After five states have cast their votes, Azmin and Rafizi are neck and neck in their race to be the PKR deputy president.
Last week, Zuraida, who is contesting the vice-president’s post, raised the issue of neutrality of polling officers, claiming that there were those among them who belong to certain camps.
There were also videos circulating on social media alleging that polling officers were assisting party members to e-vote.
On the sudden increase of members in certain branches, Zuraida said the matter had also been conveyed to the JPP and they would let the committee investigate it.
The Julau branch in Sarawak saw its membership spiked from only 603 on June 26 to 13,000 a day later.