GE15: Look beyond personal preference when voting, Azalina tells youth

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  • Saturday, 22 Oct 2022

PETALING JAYA: Look beyond personal preference when casting your votes, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (pic) advises young voters.

The incumbent Pengerang MP said young voters should also understand the impact of participating in the polls in order to make the right decision when voting.

“We cannot just vote because we like party A or because we dislike party B. Instead, we need to consider how our votes can impact what we expect from the party, government and so forth,” she said during a TV interview.

The Umno supreme council member also noted how expectations could provide a motivational drive for the youth to exercise their democratic rights in voting.

“However, this factor may have a different impact in urban and rural communities.

“There could also be a difference between male and female voters,” she said.

Azalina also noted how Umno did not oppose allowing those aged 18 and above to vote when Undi18 was proposed as it knew a lower age range was bound to come about.

The 15th General Election (GE15) will be held on Nov 19, with nominations set for Nov 5.

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