2009-07-13

Manek Urai By-Election Background

The Manek Urai, or Manik Urai, DUN (N41) by-election under Kuala Krai (P031) of Kelantan is to be held on July 14, Tuesday and a working day. The state assembly seat contains 12,293 voters, including 25 postal voters. There are 9 voting districts, using 9 schools as voting stations, and 27 voting streams.

Manek Urai is an inland location, west of the Terengganu border.

Although TheStar.com.my (quoted below) reported that SPR (EC, Election Commission) will be using May 22 electoral roll, SPR's own website said it will be using the roll gazetted on June 4, 2009. This is the date we are quoting for the by-election roll. See:
We make several observations on SPR's vagueness and lack of effort to inform the public about its electoral roll dates:
  1. SPR has stopped issuing press releases on its electoral roll update and gazette dates to invite public scrutiny (the above announcement is buried inside SPR website),
  2. SPR often does not clarify "update" and "gazette" dates, which may have confused TheStar.com.my.
  3. SPR announcements can contain mistakes. See the Feb 18 date here and Apr 24 date here (correct one).

Tables A and B show that:
  • Manek Urai (N41), is a state assembly seat under Kuala Urai (P031),
  • It contains 9 Daerah Mengundi (DM or voting districts),
  • It contains 27 saluran or voting streams,
  • It contains 12,293 voters, including 25 postal voters.
  • The largest DMs are Sungai Perial (2,019 voters or 16.4%), Manek Urai Lama, and Laloh.
Table A: N41 Manek Urai (P031 Kuala Krai) By-Election Roll of 20090604
Non-Postal Voter Count by DUN, DM, TM; and Count of Saluran
Parl/DUN/DMNamaDUNNamaDMTMSaluran count Voter count Percent
031/41/01Manek UraiTemalirSekolah Kebangsaan Temalir2 983 8.0%
031/41/02Manek UraiSungai PerialSekolah Kebangsaan Peria4 2,019 16.4%
031/41/03Manek UraiManek Urai LamaSekolah Kebangsaan Manek Urai4 1,890 15.4%
031/41/04Manek UraiManek Urai BaruSekolah Kebangsaan Manek Urai Baru3 1,093 8.9%
031/41/05Manek UraiSungai SokSekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Sok2 980 8.0%
031/41/06Manek UraiChuchoh PuteriSekolah Kebangsaan Chuchoh Puteri3 1,517 12.3%
031/41/07Manek UraiLata RekSekolah Kebangsaan Lata Rek3 1,094 8.9%
031/41/08Manek UraiManjorSekolah Kebangsaan Kampong Karangan3 1,049 8.5%
031/41/09Manek UraiLalohSekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Laloh3 1,643 13.4%
Subtotal or count
99 27 12,268 99.8%



Min 2 980 8.0%



Max 4 2,019 16.4%



Avg 3 1,363 11.1%

Table B: N41 Manek Urai (P031 Kuala Krai) By-Election Roll of 20090604
Postal Voter Count by DUN, DM, TM; and Count of Saluran
Parl/DUN/DMNamaDUNNamaDMTMSaluran count Voter count Percent
031/41/03Manek UraiManek Urai LamaPos1 12 0.1%
031/41/06Manek UraiChuchoh PuteriPos1 2 0.0%
031/41/09Manek UraiLalohPos1 11 0.1%
Subtotal


3 25 0.2%

Total voters



12,293 100.0%
Source: SPR and MALVU analysis.
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Tables C, D, and E show that:
  • The 9 voting districts contain 27 voting streams (saluran),
  • The smallest saluran contains 300 voters, while the largest 647 voters,
  • All the postal voters are police voters, spread over 3 locations.
  • Specific details on the 25 postal voters are available to researchers.
Table C: N41 Manek Urai (P031 Kuala Krai) By-Election Roll of 20090604
Non-Postal Voter Count by DUN, DM, TM, and Saluran Details
Parl/DUN/DMNamaDUNNamaDMTMSaluran Voter count Percent
031/41/01Manek UraiTemalirSekolah Kebangsaan Temalir1 350 2.8%
031/41/01Manek UraiTemalirSekolah Kebangsaan Temalir2 633 5.1%
031/41/02Manek UraiSungai PerialSekolah Kebangsaan Peria1 350 2.8%
031/41/02Manek UraiSungai PerialSekolah Kebangsaan Peria2 556 4.5%
031/41/02Manek UraiSungai PerialSekolah Kebangsaan Peria3 556 4.5%
031/41/02Manek UraiSungai PerialSekolah Kebangsaan Peria4 557 4.5%
031/41/03Manek UraiManek Urai LamaSekolah Kebangsaan Manek Urai1 350 2.8%
031/41/03Manek UraiManek Urai LamaSekolah Kebangsaan Manek Urai2 513 4.2%
031/41/03Manek UraiManek Urai LamaSekolah Kebangsaan Manek Urai3 513 4.2%
031/41/03Manek UraiManek Urai LamaSekolah Kebangsaan Manek Urai4 514 4.2%
031/41/04Manek UraiManek Urai BaruSekolah Kebangsaan Manek Urai Baru1 350 2.8%
031/41/04Manek UraiManek Urai BaruSekolah Kebangsaan Manek Urai Baru2 371 3.0%
031/41/04Manek UraiManek Urai BaruSekolah Kebangsaan Manek Urai Baru3 372 3.0%
031/41/05Manek UraiSungai SokSekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Sok1 350 2.8%
031/41/05Manek UraiSungai SokSekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Sok2 630 5.1%
031/41/06Manek UraiChuchoh PuteriSekolah Kebangsaan Chuchoh Puteri1 350 2.8%
031/41/06Manek UraiChuchoh PuteriSekolah Kebangsaan Chuchoh Puteri2 583 4.7%
031/41/06Manek UraiChuchoh PuteriSekolah Kebangsaan Chuchoh Puteri3 584 4.8%
031/41/07Manek UraiLata RekSekolah Kebangsaan Lata Rek1 350 2.8%
031/41/07Manek UraiLata RekSekolah Kebangsaan Lata Rek2 372 3.0%
031/41/07Manek UraiLata RekSekolah Kebangsaan Lata Rek3 372 3.0%
031/41/08Manek UraiManjorSekolah Kebangsaan Kampong Karangan1 300 2.4%
031/41/08Manek UraiManjorSekolah Kebangsaan Kampong Karangan2 374 3.0%
031/41/08Manek UraiManjorSekolah Kebangsaan Kampong Karangan3 375 3.1%
031/41/09Manek UraiLalohSekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Laloh1 350 2.8%
031/41/09Manek UraiLalohSekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Laloh2 646 5.3%
031/41/09Manek UraiLalohSekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Laloh3 647 5.3%
Subtotal or count


27 12,268 99.8%




Min 300 2.4%




Max 647 5.3%




Avg 454 3.7%

Table D: N41 Manek Urai (P031 Kuala Krai) By-Election Roll of 20090604
Postal Voter Count by DUN, DM, TM, and Saluran
Parl/DUN/DMNamaDUNNamaDMTMSaluran Voter count Percent
031/41/03Manek UraiManek Urai LamaPos0 12 0.1%
031/41/06Manek UraiChuchoh PuteriPos0 2 0.0%
031/41/09Manek UraiLalohPos0 11 0.1%
Subtotal



25 0.2%
Total voters



12,293 100.0%

Table E: N41 Manek Urai (P031 Kuala Krai) By-Election Roll of 20090604
Postal Voter Count by DUN, DM, TM, and Saluran
Parl/DUN/DMNamaDUNNamaDMNamaLokalitiTM Voter count Percent
031/41/03/701Manek UraiManek Urai LamaBalai Polis Manek UraiPos 12 0.1%
031/41/06/701Manek UraiChuchoh PuteriPondok Polis Chuchoh PuteriPos 2 0.0%
031/41/09/701Manek UraiLalohBalai Polis LalohPos 11 0.1%
Subtotal



25 0.2%
Total voters



12,293 100.0%


Manek Urai by-election fixed for July 14
29/05/2009

The Election Commission has set July 6 as nomination day for the Manek Urai state seat by-election while polling will take place on July 14.

Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the commission was officially informed of the vacancy of the state seat on May 24 following the death of assemblyman Ismail Yaacob from a heart attack last Friday.

He told a press conference here yesterday that the 2008 master electoral roll, updated on May 22, would be used for the by-election and would be available for purchase from June 15.

According to the electoral roll, there are 12,293 registered voters including 25 postal voters in the constituency.

The electorate comprises 99.22% Malays, 0.46% Chinese, 0.23% Indians and 0.09% others.

The Dewan Petra at SMK Sultan Yahya Petra I in Kuala Krai will be the nomination and main vote-tallying centre.

Nine schools will be used as polling centres.

Asked if holding the polling on a weekday could affect voter turnout, Abdul Aziz said it should not be a problem as most of the constituents were farmers, fishermen and rubber tappers who were not bound by office hours.

He said the commission was hoping for a voter turnout of at least 85% during the by-election which will cost the commission RM400,000 involving 350 election workers.

The commission, he added, also agreed to allow Malaysia For Free and Fair Election (Mafrel) to act as an observer during the by-election but wanted it to approach the commission with any complaints or suggestions instead of going to the media.

Voters can check for details from June 15 through commission’s website www.spr.gov.my via SMS by typing “SPR Semak” and sending it to 15888, or calling 03-8885 6500 or 09-748 2510.

In an interview later, he said the commission decided to hold the by-election as far as July because there were too many functions next month.

“The Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s birthday is in June, then you have the PAS muktamar (general assembly) and the Kelantan state assembly sitting.

“The Dewan Negara meeting is also scheduled for June, so we decided the most suitable date would be in July,” he said, adding that the commission needed time to prepare for the by-election, the seventh since the 2008 March general elections.

http://thestar.com.my
Emphasis added

1 comment:

Kah Seng said...

Kelantan CM has declared Tuesday July 14 to be a public holiday to allow more voters to vote. However, many Kelantanese working out of state will still not have a holiday to come back to vote.