INTERACTIVE: When will polling day fall for GE15? Take a guess in our poll!


PETALING JAYA: Parliament's dissolution today (Monday Oct 10) means that a general election must be held within 60 days or by Dec 9 at the latest.

The Election Commission will meet soon to set the dates for nomination and polling.

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Until then, the great guessing game as to what date polling will be held, is well and truly on.

As we wait for the EC to announce the dates, why not take a guess in our interactive poll?

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You'll get to see how many other readers agree with your guess on when you will get to cast your ballot.

Before making your pick, here's some background information on previous dissolution, nomination and election dates to help you along.

Countdown to polling

Following the dissolution of Parliament, here's how much time there is left under the 60-day deadline in which the EC must hold a general election.

Here are some key calendar events taking place in the weeks and months ahead:

Previous elections

The gaps between dissolution and polling day for the 14 previous general elections range from 11 days (2008) to 55 days (1964).

Will polling be on a weekend?

The most common day for a Malaysian general election is on a Saturday, with polls held on that day of the week five times before in 1964,1969,1974,1978 and 2008.

Sunday is the second most popular day for polling. Four general elections were held on a Sunday, namely in 1986, 1990, 2004 and 2013.

Other days when general elections were held were Wednesday (1959, 2018), Monday (1999), Tuesday (1995) and Thursday (1982).

Here's how The Star has covered polling days since 1974:

Time to guess the date!

Click on any of the options in the poll, then click on the vote button to see the results.

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