Puteri Umno vice-chief Datuk Zahida Zarikh Khan, in making the reminder today, said the reason for the high number was most likely due to members own attitude of not taking seriously the need to register when they hit the voting age of 21. Pic by NSTP/ZULKEPLI OSMAN

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KUANTAN: Around 40,000 out of 400,000 Puteri Umno members nationwide are urged to register as voters.

Puteri Umno vice-chief Datuk Zahida Zarikh Khan, in making the reminder today, said the reason for the high number was most likely due to members own attitude of not taking seriously the need to register when they hit the voting age of 21.

"(Puteri Umno) Membership is open to women aged 18 and above, and when they reached the age of 21, they should go and register as voters," she said.

She said about 90 per cent out of Puteri Umno members are eligible to vote.

Zahida said those who did not register as voters might have thought that have no need to do so since they are already a party member.

"I urge them that when the time comes (attaining age of 21), they should register as voters," she said after officiating the Paya Besar Puteri Umno meeting here this afternoon.

Zahida noted that Puteri Umno constantly received a large influx of new members each time they conducted membership drives.

"We registered 5,000 new members in our drive in May alone." she said.

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