Sunday, September 02, 2007
Are you a phantom voter?
Blogger Dr. Prince recently discovered that he is a registered voter in Kedah, even though he has never registered, and never voted before.
You can check your own voter status at the Election Commission (Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya, or SPR) website. Who knows, you may have "voted" during the last election even though you have not registered. And I'm guessing you "voted" for BN!
Note that the SPR website doesn't use any secure connections (e.g. SSL). So I would not recommend querying your data if you're using a public Internet connection (e.g. cybercafe, free wi-fi locations, etc). The SPR pages list quite a bit of personal information, thus creating a potential for identity theft.
It seems that the EC isn't too concerned about about serving up voter registration info over the Net on unencryted pages.
On a related note, check out the Wikipedia section on Electoral fraud.