MyBenefits News  & Updates: Malaysia's 14th General Election (GE14) Interesting Facts & Stats

GE14 in the News

GE14 Categories of Voters

The 14th General Election's electoral rolls.

Eligible voters = 18.7 million
Voters who did not register = 3.76 million

Total registered voters for GE14 = 14,940,624

Voters on May 9,2018 = 14,427,535 voters

Early voters = 300,255 voters

  • Vote at polling station = 278,590

  • Early postal voting = 21,665

Postal voters = 212,834 voters

  • Absent voters = 3,653 voters

  • Form 1A for Police, Army and Media Personnel = 149,730 voters

  • Form 1B for Overseas Malaysians = 7,979 voters

  • Form 1C for Employees of Nine Departments and Agencies = 51,472 voters

Sources: Bernama; TheSundaily; Bernama

 

 

 

 

Polling Day May 06, 2018

Only 212,834 postal voters in GE14: EC

The Election Commission (EC) refuted allegations that there are up to four million postal voters in the 14th general election (GE14) when the actual number is only 212,834 people encompassing various categories of applications. Read more >

 

Polling Day May 05, 2018 

GE14 Early Voting

585 polling centres with 910 voting channels opened for 278,590 early voters from the police and armed forces. The remaining 21,665 out of a total 300,255 early voters will cast their votes via post. Read more >

 

GE14 in the News

Polling Day May 05, 2018 

GE14 Malaysia's youth have the power they won't use 

Of the 18.7 million eligible voters in Malaysia as of the end of 2017, only 15 million have registered to vote.  67% of the 3.7 million who did not register are young adults age between 21 and 30.  Read more >

Source: BBC
Source: BBC
Source: BBC
Source: BBC

Electoral Redelineation
Mar 31, 2018, EC's redelineation report now available online.  Read more >

Mar 29, 2018, King consents to redelineation 

Read more >

Mar 29, 2018, EC explains the new boundaries 

Read more > 

Mar 29, 2018, 98 out of 165 seats hit by redrawn boundaries
The tabling in the Malaysian Parliament yesterday of the Election Commission's (EC) redelineation report will affect 98 out of 165 parliamentary seats in Peninsular Malaysia. Only seats in Perlis and Putrajaya will not see any changes. Johor, Selangor and Perak states are the most affected, with 19, 18 and 16 parliamentary seats respectively seeing changes of some kind. Read more >

Categories of Voters
Normal Voter
Registered voter voting at the designated polling station on polling day

 

Police Personnel
Early voter - personnel who are required to be on duty on polling day
Postal voter - personnel who are required to be on duty on early voting and polling day. Apply using the Form 1A Postal Voting Application.  

Download Form 1A

 

Army Personnel
Early voter - personnel who are required to be on duty on polling day
Postal voter - personnel who are required to be on duty on early voting and polling day. Apply using the Form 1A Postal Voting Application.  

Download Form 1A

 

Media Personnel 
Postal voter - media personnel covering news of the election on polling day. Apply using the Form 1A Postal Voting Application.  
Download Form 1A

 

Overseas Malaysian
Absent voter - voters who did not apply to vote as postal voter
Postal voter – Apply using the Form 1B Postal Voting Application.  The EC opened the application for GE14 on January 28 and all applications must be submitted before the day that Parliament is dissolved.
 

Civil Servants on Duty (a new category gazetted in 2017)
The employees of nine departments and agencies who are required to be on duty on polling day. Apply using the Form 1A Postal Voting Application.  
The departments and agencies are the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Prisons Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Health Department (government hospitals and clinics), Auxiliary Police, Malaysian Civil Defence Force, Immigration Department, National Disaster Management Agency and the National Registration Department (only for staff at Urban Transformation Centre).

Download Form 1C 
 

2015/17 Electoral Map and Demographics of Malaysia by Tindakmalaysia.org
This interactive electoral map provides users information such as electoral demographics, average voter growth, ethnic majorities and general party composition of the area. 
Link: http://www.tindakmalaysia.org/online-electoral-maps-of-malaysia

GE14 April 10, 2018 

GE14 questions you’re too shy to ask about
There may be some questions that Malaysians would like to ask but feel too shy to ask, Read more >

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Important Dates for GE14

May 9, 2018 - Polling Day

April 7, 2018 - Dissolution of Parliment

April 10, 2018 - Announcement of the polling date

April 11, 2018 - the writ of the election will be issued to the returning officers (RO) in charge of each constituency to inform them of their duties on nomination day and polling day.

April 16, 2018 - Voters can check their polling stations 

Checks can be done via:

  • the EC’s website at ww.spr.gov.my 

  • the ‘MySPR Semak’ mobile application

  • by calling 03-88927018

  • sending an SMS to 15888

April 23, 2018 - the closing date for the application for postal voting in the country for the Form 1A category

April 28, 2018 - the closing date for the application for postal voting in the country for the Form 1C category

April 28, 2018 - Nomination date

May 5, 2018 - Early voting date (for members of the armed forces, police officers and their spouses who are eligible)

GE14 Contacts

SURUHANJAYA PILIHAN RAYA MALAYSIA

Website: http://spr.gov.my/
Mailing Address

Menara SPR

No.2, Jalan P2T, Presint 2
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62100 PUTRAJAYA

Tel : +603 8892 7200 
Fax: +603 8892 7001 
Email: webmaster@spr.gov.my

GE14 Interesting Facts & Stats

GE14 Numbers

The number of registered voters for

GE13 = 13,268,002 voters

GE14 = 14,940,624 voters

+1,672,222 voters (+12.6%)

 

The average number of voters per parliament seat

GE13 - 59,766 voters

GE14 - 67,300 voters

222 Returning officers (RO) in charge of each constituency to conduct the election process.

445 Special campaign enforcement teams will be formed by the EC.

259,391 On-duty officers comprising members of the public have been appointed to conduct GE14.

8,989 premises will be used as polling centres 28,995 voting streams

RM500 million Cost to hold GE14

GE14 Categories of Voters

The 14th General Election will utilise electoral rolls as of the fourth quarter of 2017. The breakdown as follows:

Eligible voters = 18.7 million
Voters who did not register = 3.76 million

 

Total registered voters for GE14 = 14,940,624

Voters on May 9,2018 = 14,427,535 voters

Early voters = 300,255 voters

  • Vote at polling station = 278,590

  • Early postal voting = 21,665

Postal voters = 212,834 voters

  • Absent voters = 3,653 voters

  • Form 1A for Police, Army and Media Personnel = 149,730 voters

  • Form 1B for Overseas Malaysians = 7,979 voters

  • Form 1C for Employees of Nine Departments and Agencies = 51,472 voters

Sources: Bernama; TheSundaily; Bernama

Further breakdown

Highest Number of Voters - Selangor, 2,415,074 voters

Lowest Number of Voters - Putrajaya, 27,306 voters

Female Voters - 7,557,187 / 50.58 percent

Male Voters - 7,383,437 voters / 49.42 percent

 

Voters by age groups

  • 21 - 29 = 17.02 %

  • 30 - 39 = 23.92 %

  • 40 - 49 = 20%

  • 50 - 59 = 18.35 %

  • 60 - 79 = 18.4%

  • 80 - 79 = 1.86%

  • > 90 = 0.45%​

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