INTERACTIVE: Answers to GE15 first-time voters’ frequently asked questions


  • Nation
  • Friday, 28 Oct 2022

Young voters queuing to cast their vote at the SMK Dato' Seth polling station in Yong Peng, Johor. (12/3/2022). -AZHAR MAHFOFI/The Star

PETALING JAYA: First-time voters have many questions about how polls work, but the query that tops their list is how to get more information on candidates.

The Star recently ran a survey asking readers to choose their top questions about how the 15th General Election (GE15) will be run.

Respondents were given a list of 24 questions they could choose from. They were allowed to pick up to five questions from the list, or to submit their own.

Most of the respondents said they would be casting their ballots for the first-time in GE15.

Here are the results:

GE15’s top voter questions, ranked by popularity among respondents

What you need to know

The following is an interactive guide which answers some of the more popular questions that respondents picked:

The following shows the important dates and events that takes place after Parliament is dissolved:

Some 6.2 million Malaysians will be able to vote in a general election for the first time on Nov 19.

With the voting age lowered to 18 and the implementation of automatic voter registration, the total number of eligible voters in GE15 will be least 21.1 million, a 42% increase from the 14.9 million in GE14 in 2018.

For all you GE15 first-timers out there, here are some handy tips for polling day:

For those curious on how to mark your ballot papers correctly, check out the video below.

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