EC: 84 voters with same old IC number are different individuals
PUTRAJAYA, June 18 — Checks by the Election Commission (EC) on the 84 voters who purportedly have the same old identity card number have 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 occurred 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 on 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 replaced.
For example, the scissors was changed to a pen as it could become a weapon and the tiger head to a cat because the tiger is a fierce animal.
“The umbrella was changed to a raincoat as the umbrella is useful during rain or shine and can be used as a campaign tactic and brought into restricted areas during election.”
He said that the EC has the right to determine the appropriate symbols and has listed 30 including a key, a table, a house, a fish, a boat, an airplane, a watch and a rabbit. — Bernama