Malaysia’s 15th general election (GE15) will be held on 19 November this year and here’s the do’s and don’ts during voting day:
First and foremost, before the polling date, make sure you know where you’re supposed to vote!
1. Make sure you have your MyKad (IC).
Yes, it may seem like an obvious thing… but many may forget. The first step at the voting station is to verify your identity to ensure you are a Malaysian Citizen. Do carry the physical copy of your MyKad and not a photocopy.
2. Put your mobile phone on silent mode.
Phones are allowed but you are not allowed to use it during voting! Mute your phones so it will not disturb other people.
3. Do not paint your nails.
Skip your nail appointment before casting your vote to avoid getting tainted by the blue paint.
4. You are not allowed to wear clothes that represent any political party.
You are prohibited from wearing anything that is associated with a political party. If you are caught wearing clothes with political logos, you may get fined.
5. Be sure to check your ballot paper.
It is important to check your ballot paper to avoid “undi rosak”. Please make sure the ballot paper includes a certified stamp and a serial number. Aside from that, make sure it is not torn or misprinted. If you notice an error, ask for assistance and do not leave the booth.
6. Only mark “X” on your ballot paper.
You can only mark “X” on the political party of your choice. If there is any sign other than “X”, your vote will be considered “undi rosak”.
The whole voting process is easy!
Let’s do our part and vote on 19th November!