Polls results to be gazetted next week

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 03 Apr 2008

PUTRAJAYA: The general election results will be gazetted next week, Election Commission secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor said.

The gazetting, categorised by states and constituency, will comprise data on the total electorate, ballot papers issued and not returned, voting percentage, votes polled and the majority.

“According to Article 118 of the Federal Constitution, candidates who object to the outcome of the election results and who have strong evidence to do so may file an election petition to the High Court to review the results,” Kamaruzaman said.

According to Section 23 of the Election Offences Act 1954, candidates who contested are required to submit a statement of their election expenditure within 31 days from the date the election results are gazetted.

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