GE15: Selangor electoral roll up by over 50%, says EC

SHAH ALAM: The number of registered voters in Selangor has gone up by 52.28% or 1,262,774 people for the 15th General Election (GE15), taking the total in the state to 3,677,848 compared to 2,415,074 in GE14.

Selangor Election Commission (EC) deputy director Kamarul Azman Ahmad Sabri said the larger electoral roll, which was gazetted on Sept 25, was attributed to the implementation of Undi18 and automatic registration of voters.

"This makes Selangor the state with the highest number of registered voters for GE15," he told reporters after a media briefing here on Monday (Oct 31).

The number comprises 3,652,790 ordinary voters, early voters for the Armed Forces (7,468), police (16,779) as well as absentee voters from abroad (811).

In terms of age, he said adult voters aged 21-59 in the state made up the largest voter sector at 2,805,596 or 76.29%, senior citizens aged 60 and above (598,549 people) while youths aged 18 to 20 was about 273,703 people or 7.44%.

Kamarul Azman said 56,707 EC personnel have been appointed to manage the GE15 polling process compared to 35,000 in GE14.

A total of 974 polling centres have been gazetted involving 51 early voting centres and 923 normal polling centres, he said.

In GE15, four polling centres will operate from 8am to 2pm namely Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Seri Cempaka in Sabak Bernam parliamentary constituency, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) Ladang Bukit Ijok in Kuala Selangor, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Bukit Fraser, Hulu Selangor and Balai Raya Lubuk Jaya in Tanjong Karang.

Four polling stations operating from 8am to 4pm are SJKT Ladang Sabak Bernam in Sabak Bernam parliamentary constituency, SJKT Ladang Mary and SK Seri Gambut Tanjong Karang in Tanjong Karang, as well as SJKT Selangor River in the Kuala Selangor parliamentary constituency.

The EC has set polling day for Nov 19, nomination day on Nov 5 and early voting on Nov 15. – Bernama

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