Dewan Negara passes Bill to lower voting age to 18

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  • Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Ten days after the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 to lower the voting age was passed at the Dewan Rakyat, the amendment was approved by the Dewan Negara with a two-thirds majority.

With the passing of the Bill, the 15th General Election will now see Malaysians aged 18 eligible to vote, as opposed to 21 before this, besides being automatically registered as voters when they turn 18.

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