FAQ on Redelineation Objection (Selangor Second Recommendation)

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[WHAT IS REDELINEATION?]
Redelineation is the redrawing on electoral boundaries. It is important because how the boundaries are drawn may affect the rights of voters and the results of elections. Please visit here for more information: https://dart.bersih.org/analysis-selangor-syor-2/

[WHY DO WE NEED TO OBJECT?]
The electoral boundaries in Selangor is unfair and unconstitutional. For example, the voter size difference between the largest DUN constituency (N29 Seri Serdang – 74,563 voters) and the smallest DUN constituency (N01 Sungai Air Tawar – 15,033 voters) in Selangor is 5:1.

Objections are needed to ensure that the EC corrects existing malapportionment and gerrymandering, and not worsen it.

[WHAT IS AN OBJECTION?]
Under the Federal Constitution, voters have the right to object under towards the redelineation if they think that the boundaries are unfair or problematic.

[WHO CAN OBJECT?]
Only Selangor voter can object, because the process for other states have been completed.

[WHICH DUN/PAR CAN OBJECT? CAN DUN/PAR THAT HAVE NO CHANGES ALSO OBJECT?]
Yes, voters from all DUN/PAR in Selangor can object, even if SPR has not made changes. Objections are still needed because the existing DUN/PAR boundaries are still problematic. SPR must correct these problems and not take the easy way out of doing nothing, or to make it worse.

[HOW MANY OBJECTIONS ARE NEEDED?]
We are targeting to get 1,000 objections. One objection consists of a group of 100 or more voters from a DUN/PAR, so we will need 100,000 voters to sign the objection form.

[WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE OBJECTION?]
The official deadline by SPR is 14 February 2018. However, please submit your objection to us before 10 February 2018 because we need time to compile and submit to SPR.

[HOW TO SUBMIT AN OBJECTION?]
You can visit any of the Objection Collection Centre located throughout Selangor. List of the centres can be found here: dart.bersih.org/pusatbantahan

[CAN I SIGN ONLINE?]
No, objection must be made physically by signing the form because this is an official objection under the Federal Constitution.

[ARE THERE ANY COST INVOLVE IN OBJECTION OR WILL WE BE ASKED TO PAY LATER IF REJECTED?]
No, there is no cost involve even if SPR rejects the objection later. This is not the same as a court case.

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