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.
First, some surprises and guesses:
- SPR had just gazetted a country-wide electoral roll a few days before, on Nov 28, 2008. Why doesn't SPR use that roll? Why does the SPR gazette a new roll on 2008 Dec 5 just for this by-election?
- If you try to examine SPR's Website for the Nov 28 roll (http://daftarj.spr.gov.my/daftarj/daftar.aspx), you will find that you cannot examine the KT portion of voters.
- You will need to go to the specific KT By-Election verification page here: http://daftarj.spr.gov.my/semakp36/prayakecil.aspx
- SPR did not delete voters 100-and-older across the board, as it did in Permatang Pauh. This could mean SPR is more careful to follow deletion procedure this time.
- SPR deleted 124 voters in the 80-89 year age group (10% of group), 30 voters in the 90-99 age group (13%), but only deleted 1 in the 100 year and older age group (2%).
- This could mean SPR had already cleaned up the KT roll before GE12, and the remaining 100-and-older voters are those who are really hard to delete due to a lack of documentation.
- There are only 2 voters born before 1900 in this by-election electoral roll.
- There was a significant percentage (12%, or 30 out of 243) of voter name amendments among voters aged 90 and above, after GE12. A cursory look indicates these are corrections and changes that improve consistencies, such as changing all "B" to "Bin" and "Bt" to "Binti." We will discuss this positive improvement in the next blog entry.
- KT's two oldest voters, literally, have been moved to the end of voting queue, again literally, by having their NoSiri and Saluran changed to the last. See write-up here.
- Most voters fall within the 30-39 and 40-49 age groups, ie, 23.5% and 23% respectively.
- There are 505 new and young voters in the 21-29 age group.
- But due to deletions elsewhere, overall voter number fell by 96, to 80,229.
- There were deletions of 124 voters in the 80-89 age group, deletions of 30 in the 90-99 group, but only 1 deletion in the 100-and-above age group.
Table A: KT (P036) Voters by Age Groups
Comparison with Earlier Electoral Roll
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