Thanks to our MAFREL people in KT, we have the by-election electoral roll. Here are my attempts to analyze the voter data and write-ups.
90 Voters in a Big House in KT (new)
90 voters live in the same big house at No. 1089-A of Kg Kuala Ibai in Kuala Terengganu. SPR’s inconsistent house numbering format understates the number of voters in the same houses. Meanwhile, 453 voters are registered without house number (NoRumah) at a single locality, ie, Kg Gong Tok Nasek.
8,388 or 10% of KT Voters Have No NoRumah
10.5% of voters in Kuala Terengganu are registered without a house number (NoRumah), even after excluding postal voters. SPR’s voter address registration seems archaic, with 35% voters nationwide without house numbers, and without ZIP code. Why not automatically register voters and use MyKad address?
KT Has 143 Voting Streams with Uneven Sizes, in 36 Voting Stations
We list KT’s 36 voting stations (TM), 143 voting streams (Saluran), and the maximum number of voters that can appear in a vote tally. Two oldest voters pushed to the end of queue?
KT Subdivided into 4 DUN, 38 DM, 36 TM, 336 Localities
Kuala Terengganu (P036) contains 4 state seats (DUN), 38 voting districts (DM), 36 voting stations (TM), 143 voting streams (Saluran), and 336 localities. Oddly, KT contains very small and large localities (1 to 2,812 voters).
1001 Police IC Changes = 1001 Potential Confusions
SPR again slightly modified all police IC numbers. The same police voters actually remain registered in KT. But researchers who compare electoral rolls using IC numbers may mistake them as 1001 missing voters and – at the same time – another 1001 newly added voters. Such confusion had accounted for half the mystery and uproar about “900+ missing voters” in the Permatang Pauh by-election in August 2008.
1001 Police Voters in KT
Of Kuala Terengganu’s 1,035 postal voters, 1,001 or 97% are police personnel. Of these, 864 are registered at 3 police locations within the Ladang state seat (N15). Other than police personnel, there are 27 army and 7 absentee postal voters residing abroad.
SPR Improves Voter Name Consistency, With Mixed Results
In the KT electoral roll gazetted on 2008 Dec 5, SPR has improved voter name consistencies by changing backquote (`) to single quote (‘), and made some standardization of “Bin” and “Binti” formats, etc. But there were reversals, and accidental addition of double spaces into 121 names, etc.
KT’s Mainly Young Voters Include 46 Centenerians
67% of Kuala Terengganu voters are 21 to 49 year old. KT contains 187 voters aged 90 to 99, a deletion of 30 voters in this age group from the GE12 roll. However, There remains 46 voters aged 100 and more, a deletion of only 1 voter since the GE12 roll. Unlike Permatang Pauh, SPR did not completely delete the 100-and-older voters across the board.
Understanding P036 – Kuala Terengganu Parliamentary Constituency
What does the KT parliamentary seat look like on map? What are the state assembly seats (DUN)? How many voters are here and how have they voted in the past?
Kuala Terengganu (P036) By-Election 2009 Jan 17
Polling day is 2009 Jan 17. Campaign period is 11 days, counting from nomination day of Jan 6. SPR will use the electoral roll gazetted on 2008 Dec 5, containing 80,229 registered voters, made up of 79,194 ordinary and 1,035 postal voters. SPR said there would be 36 polling centres, 143 polling streams, and SPR 877 workers.