Over 750,000 new voters expected in upcoming Johor polls, says Ahmad Maslan

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  • Sunday, 23 Jan 2022

Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan. -Bernama

JOHOR BARU: Over 750,000 new voters are expected to be able to cast their votes in the upcoming state polls, says Umno secretary general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan.

He said that his party has no problem with the increase in voters, adding that Umno accepts it as a challenge.

"Barisan Nasional had supported this move. Based on the briefings from the Election Commission, the voter list is gazetted on the 16th of every month," said Ahmad.

Ahmad added that the first list was gazetted on Jan 16 this year, and he expects it to be used even though there is a six-month period for people to file their objections.

Speaking after attending an election preparation event organised by the Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress (KIMMA) on Sunday (Jan 22), Ahmad added that there is an increase of about 20% in each constituency.

"Even in my Pontian parliamentary constituency the voters have increased from 50,000-odd to about 70,000," he said.

"There will be an increase of about 20 per cent in each constituency. This means the number of voters in the state polls will increase from 1.8mil to 2.5mil," added Ahmad.

On the state elections, Ahmad said that Umno would do its best to help the state party machinery.

"Although Barisan Nasional received 75% of votes in Melaka, we cannot be overconfident and should make the necessary preparations," he said.

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