GE14 | Voting Day | May 09, 2018

Voting period starts at 8 am and ends at 5 pm. 

Polling Day May 09, 2018

Voting ends at 5 pm, no extension

Voting for the 14th general election ended at 5 pm, with Election Commission chief Hashim Abdullah dismissing the need for a time extension. "We will close at 5 pm for those not in the voting room," he said in an interview with RTM1Read more >

 

Polling Day May 09, 2018

EC told to extend voting period due to long queues
Reports have surfaced of voters being stuck in long queues for hours at various polling stations, prompting calls for the Election Commision to extend the voting period. Read more >

 

Unstamped ballot papers issued at polling stations valid: EC
The Election Commission has assured voters that their ballots would not be rejected even if they had not been stamped by the polling clerk.  Read more >

 

Polling Day May 09, 2018

Very good voters' turnout percentage as of 10 am: EC chairman
The percentage of voters' turnout in the morning was very good with 24% out of the total 14,449,200 electors in the 14th general election (GE14) exercising their rights as of 10 am. It was 55% at 1 pm. Read more >

 

Checklist

1. Before you leave home

  • Know where to go to vote. Check for your polling station (if you can print out the details to reduce checking the time at the EC booth at the polling station)

  • Bring your Identification card (MyKad)/documents

  • Bring tissue or handkerchief to cover the inked finger to prevent it from smudging the ballot paper

  • Dress appropriately

  • Do not be late, all polling stations close at 1700 (5.00 pm sharp)

2. At the Polling/Voting Station

  1. Present your identification document (myKad) at the EC booths. They will check your hands for indelible ink and also your polling stream. 

  2. Proceed to your assigned polling stream, queue and wait for your turn.

  3. Present your myKad to the clerk who will check your myKad number and name against the electoral roll.

  4. They will (i) read out your name and ID number, and cross off your name and (ii) mark your left index finger with indelible ink to prevent repeated voting

  5. You will then be given a stamped ballot paper with a serial number.

  6. Check ballot paperproperly

  7. Proceed to the polling booth

  8. Mark “X” in the box next to the candidate of your choice

  9. Cast your ballot paper into the ballot boxes.

  10. Leave the voting premise, you are not allowed to hang around after you have voted.

3. Regulations to follow @ the polling/voting stations

  • Switch off your phone when you enter the polling centre. Do not use your phone while voting.

  • Do not accept any free gifts, food or drinks offered by anyone (It is illegal regardless whether or not you’re on the giving or receiving end)

  • No selfies

  • Do not wait or loiter around after you’re done casting your vote

GE14 in the News

GE14 Results Day |  May 10, 2018 @ 19:22

EC submits documents to palace for the inauguration of PM

The palace has confirmed receiving two documents for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V pertaining to the inauguration of the seventh Malaysian prime minister.  Read more >

 

GE14 Results Day |  May 10, 2018 @ 19:12

Dr M, scheduled to be sworn in at 21:30

Prime Minister-designate Tun Dr Mahathir is scheduled to be sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh Prime Minister at 21:30 today (May 10).  Read more >

 

GE14 Results Day |  May 10, 2018 @ 16:20

Dr M, Pakatan MPs enter Istana Negara for the swearing-in ceremony

Prime Minister-designate Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has entered the National Palace along with a slew of other elected Pakatan Harapan MPs today as he is set to be sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh Prime Minister today. Dr Mahathir entered at 4.40pm to loud cheers from his supporters who had gathered along the road leading to the palace. Read more >

 

Polling Day May 09, 2018

GE14 Results
There are "fake" GE14 results being circulated via social media.  It is best to follow these recommended links for accurate results and news updates:-

Official SPR site >

Myundi.com.my >

Malaysiakini Results Dashboard >

Malaysiakini Results in Details by State >

The Star Online >

 

Polling Day May 09, 2018

No more ballots issued for voters after 5 pm cut-off time
Voters still queuing up within the compounds of polling stations nationwide for GE14 were not allowed to vote after the 5 pm cut-off time but any voter affected can file a petition to demand a re-election. Read more >

 

Polling Day May 09, 2018

Crowds at polling centres as voters arrived simultaneously: EC

Voters arriving at the polling centre at the same time was one-factor causing congestion in some polling stations as queues snaked for miles into the roadsRead more >

 

Polling Day May 09, 2018

Overseas voters race to cast ballots via volunteers
Overseas voters are using the social media to cast their ballots with volunteers acting as their couriers. Read more >

 

 

Polling Day May 09, 2018

Voting process went smoothly: IGP
The 14th general election went on smoothly with no untoward incident, according to Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. More than 1,934 police reports had been lodged nationwide in connection with GE14. A total of 79,000 police officers and personnel from various departments and units and 10,939 auxiliary policemen have been assigned to 13 contingents nationwide to control security. Read more >

 

Polling Day May 09, 2018

Voting ends at 5 pm, no extension

Voting for the 14th general election ended at 5 pm, with Election Commission chief Hashim Abdullah dismissing the need for a time extension. "We will close at 5 pm for those not in the voting room," he said in an interview with RTM1Read more >

 

Polling Day May 09, 2018

Ge14: Voters queued up as early as 7 am
The public began queuing up as early ad 7 am to exercise their voting rights to elect the government at the federal and state levels for the 14th general election (GE14). Read more >
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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

GE14 in the News

 

GE14 | Voting Day | May 09, 2018

Voting starts at 8 am and ends at 5 pm. 

Checklist

1. Before you leave home

2. At the Polling/Voting Station

3. Rules and regulations to follow @ the polling/voting stations

4. Identification Document

5. Dress Code

6. The Ballot Paper

7. Make an Informed Decision

Do not be late, all polling stations close at 1700 (5.00 pm sharp)

 

GE14 in the News

Polling Day May 08, 2018

Don't forget your MyKad and tissue, Maximus says
Two things are important for those voting on polling day.MyKad and tissue. Read more >

 

Polling Day May 08, 2018

15,000 policemen to be deployed in S'gor on polling day

Some 15,000 police personnel will be deployed on polling day tomorrow in Selangor, 13,695 policemen are from within Selangor, and another 1,124 policemen will be roped in from other states. Read more >

 

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 06, 2018

A stretch of the Johor Causeway still under maintenance despite the contrary claim

A stretch of the Johor Causeway which was resurfaced recently is still under maintenance status, highway concessionaire PLUS said today.

A call to the PLUS hotline at 5.35pm today showed that the 500m stretch was undergoing maintenance work since May 4. The official said the maintenance work will depend on the traffic situation. "Work will stop if the traffic is heavy, such as on the eve of polling day," the official added. Read more >

 

Polling Day May 06, 2018

PLUS: No roadworks at Causeway on polling day

There will not be any roadworks at both the land crossings between Malaysia and Singapore on polling day. There would be a temporary halt to all such works at the Causeway and Second Link in Tuas between May 5 and 13, said PLUS Express­ways Bhd in a statement. Read more >

 

Polling Day May 06, 2018

Bus operators mull free service on polling day
Stage bus operators are in talks with the Land Public Transport Commission to offer free bus rides to voters on polling day. Stage bus sponsor president Basri Baharom, who represents 150 stage bus companies, said there were plans to provide the free service using almost 500 buses throughout the country. Read more >

 

Polling Day April 16, 2018

RM110,000 raised for buses and travel subsidies for out-of-town voters

A group of concerned citizens have raised RM110,000 from public donations to help outstation Malaysians return to their hometowns to vote during GE14.

The initiative by UndiRabu.com and PulangMengundi.com now has enough funds to charter 16 buses that will leave from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Puchong, Selangor to various states.

Read more >

 

Polling Day May 06, 2018

Overseas voters yet to receive ballot papers

Hundreds of complaints from voters abroad saying they had not received their ballot papers. Some said through the tracking system they had discovered that they would receive their ballot papers a day before or even after polling date on May 9. 

Read more >

How Postal Votings Work?

 

Polling Day May 04, 2018

Postal Voting Process

In a recent interview with Bernama, Hasanul said postal voting was more complicated to conduct than normal voting even though both processes were almost similar. 

Read more >

How Postal Votings Work?

 

Polling Day May 05, 2018

A nail-biting affair in other countries, too

Nearly 4,000 Malaysians abroad are eligible for postal voting but many are worried their ballot papers may not reach their voting stations in time due to the short campaign period. Within the 11 days between nomination and election, they have to wait for the ballot papers to be printed, posted to them and then mail them back to reach the Election Commission before May 9.  A voter says that in order for the ballot papers to reach the returning officers’ address on time postal votes have to be posted using courier service, which can cost more than £60 (RM320) 

Read more >

How Postal Votings Work?

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