PETALING JAYA: An NGO has set up a website for people to document and monitor the 13th general election by submitting photos and stories.
The voter information and photo monitoring campaign by the National Institute of Electoral Integrity (NIEI) has been commended by the Election Commission.
EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said www. clickyourvote.org will engage tech-savvy voters in the electoral process.
NIEI chairman K. Shan explained that the website and election monitoring programme was aimed at raising awareness.
“Photo monitoring will mobilise citizens to take part and capture the aspirations of local voters.
“We have also come up with Pantau 13 to enable citizens to monitor GE13 through five key areas, including new election procedures, security aspects and the voting mechanism for the disabled,” he said.
The website will also provide key voter information and guidelines including interactive information on new voting procedures.
Shan said NIEI had also engaged personalities like Vanida Imran, Namron and Ayam Farid to create 13 videos that would be posted on the website.
Meanwhile, Wan Ahmad advised NGOs, political parties and supporters to refrain from disrupting the peace during polling.
“It has come to our attention that some groups have advised people to ask for random ballot sheets while another NGO has said it would stop foreigners with MyKad who intend to vote.
“We have also heard that some of the candidates' agents were advised to take videos of the disruptions and post them on social media sites,” he said, adding that such acts would not benefit anyone.
Wan Ahmad said the presiding officer at the polling centres would work with police to ensure that polling day goes smoothly.
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