IPOH — Aug. 15, 2019: The Electoral Reforms Committee that was formed last year after Pakatan Harapan won the general elections is proposing that a poster should be banned in the next elections to save money.
The committee’s chairman and former Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman considers the poster war as being over done. However he also says that the ERC favours an exception for certain constituencies to allow voters to know who the candidates are.
“The poster war creates a lot of problems and requires huge expenses… we will study thoroughly,” he said after an event on electoral law reforms here today.
The ERC has been given two years from August last year to submit reform recommendations on processes and legislative amendments among others.
Rashid said his committee will also recommend that postal ballots for overseas voters be fully managed in the respective countries by representatives, including matters on the counting of ballots, to ensure that Malaysians are not deprived of their rights to vote.