Groups prefer ballot forms


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Sep 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: Solidariti Mahasiswa Putra wants the return of ballot forms in the campus election of Universiti Putra Malaysia to replace the current e-voting system. 

The alternative student body, formerly known as Gagasan Smart, has opposed the e-voting system, which was introduced in 2003 to replace the use of ballot papers in campus elections. 

Gerakan Mahasiswa Maju co-ordinator Ng Yeng Jin claimed that the system was not transparent and unfair as it could not be observed, unlike the balloting system.  

“The counting process is dubious as candidates and observers can only see the election results but not the counting process,” he said, adding that the e-voting system also did not allow for vote recount. 

ELECTION SEASON: UPM students passing by an election banner on campus.

Gerakan Mahasiswa Maju is one of the student organisations under Solidariti Mahasiswa Putra.  

Ng added that under the system, voters' identities could also be traced as they must provide their student numbers when they register as voters.  

Solidariti Mahasiswa Putra, he added, had boycotted the system since last year. 

Yesterday's nomination for the university's student representatives council election saw 39 nominees contesting for 30 faculty seats and 34 nominees contesting for 16 public seats.  

Related Stories:Varsities set to see heated elections No contest for 11 out of 37 posts in USM Nominations pass without hitch 

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