PRESS RELEASE BY THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION: The voting document

After an urgent meeting, the Electoral Commission informs the public that the newly-introduced medium of the voting document has three security features that satisfied both the Commission and the party delegates.

The Electoral Commission reassures the public that stricter verification of the voters’ identity shall be undertaken during the poll.

Every voter must take care to store this document in a safe place, such that on polling day, one can take it with him to vote at the polling centre indicated on the document. No one would be able to vote without the voting document.

The Electoral Commission draws the attention of the public to the electoral law provision which states that every person who is in unlawful possession of any voting document, or who fraudulently forges, counterfeits, defaces, or destroys a voting document shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment or to both such fine and imprisonment.

Source: Government of Malta