PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission said voter turnout was at 55 percent out of the total 14,449,200 voters in GE14 as of 1pm.
Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said based on preliminary reports received, the polling process nationwide also went smoothly and hoped the targeted 85 per cent of voters' turnout would be achieved.
"If it is observed, since 8am the turnout at the polling stations is full of voters and I expect the situation will subside a bit by noon.
"It is expected that by 2pm or 3pm until 5pm, the turnout will pick up again," he told reporters after casting his vote at Sekolah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Precinct 16 (1), here Wednesday.
The voter turnout this year was slightly lower compared to GE13 which was around 58.99 percent as of 12pm. - Bernama