EC confirms no dress code on polling day


The viral message that has been circulating over the dress code.

PETALING JAYA: Voters do not have to dress according to government office attire at polling stations on May 9, the Election Commission (EC) has confirmed.  

A viral message had been circulating alleging that voters must wear government office attire or they will be denied entry.  

In a statement on Monday (April 30), the EC disputed the message, saying it is fake news.  

The EC has never set a dress code for polling day, chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said.  

"The EC has not and will not prevent a voter from entering a polling station as long as the voter is appropriately dressed," he said.  

However, voters must not wear clothes, carry an umbrella or any other items that bear a party logo.  

"Section 26(1)(g) of the Election Offences Act 1954 states that a voter is not allowed to enter the polling station if the voter wears any clothes or carry items that display the name of candidates, their symbol or a party logo," Mohd Hashim added.   

He advised voters to be careful when receiving unverified information about the general election through social media.  

Members of the public are also advised to refer to the EC to get verified and accurate information by contacting 03-88927018.

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