The 2013 Umno elections opened its curtains today with candidate registration forms being distributed to individuals interested in contesting for various posts before the forms are returned to the Umno Headquarters on Sept 21.

The distribution of the forms for elections at the branch, division and supreme council and its three wings nationwide, excluding Sarawak, went without a hitch today.

Umno executive secretary Abd Rauf Yusoh said the party had prepared more than 4,000 forms for elections at the central level and 100,000 forms for 191 Umno divisions nationwide.

- Bernama