GE15: 7 Things that you should know

Following the announcement of by Election Commission, Malaysia’s 15th general election will be held on 19 November 2022.


Here are the 7 things that you should know.

1. How to know if you are eligible as voter and where is your voting place?

You may find out via MySPR Semak app or online

2. What should I bring during voting day?

You should bring your IC on the voting day because the officials will first verify if you are a Malaysian citizen.

However, if you do not have a IC due to other reasons such as stolen or lost, you may bring either of the followings to prove your identity

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a) driving license;

b) receipt of JPN KPPPK 09 (Temporary Identification Certificate);

c) receipt of JPN KPPK 11 duly certified by JPN;

d) passport;

e) card issued by the government containing your name, NRIC Number and picture.

3. What is the dress code?

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The Election Commission has clarified that it was a false news to claim that voter with short pants or slippers would be prohibited from entering the voting station to cast his or her vote. This is because according to Section 26(1)(g) of the Election Offences Act 1954, voter can wear anything EXCEPT the clothes, head covering, ornament, rosette, water bottle or umbrella printed or imprinted with the name of any electoral candidate or the symbol of any political party.

Any person who contravenes with this section shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to a fine not exceeding RM5,000 or to both such imprisonment and fine.

4. Does my nails polish affecting my right to vote?

Nail polish does not prohibited you from casting the vote. However, the Election Commission advised voters to avoid doing manicure before GE15 because they will be stained with indelible ink. This is done to ensure there is no double-voting during GE15.

5. Can I bring my phone into the ballot room?

The answer is NO. The Election Commission announced that mobile phones are NOT ALLOWED in the ballot room. Therefore, before the votes receiving their ballot papers, they should place their mobile phone at the stipulated place and collect it after they have casted their votes.

6. Do I need to check the ballot paper?

YES. Please check whether your ballot paper has a serial number and a certified stamp and ensure your ballot paper is not torn, misprinted or marked.

7. How to mark my ballot paper?

You may mark an “X” on your desired candidate or party in the empty box next to it and NOT other symbols such as “O” or a tick or a drawing or a thumbprint.