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GE14: The day has arrived! It’s time to cast your vote

Published on 08 May 2018|
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We have all been in anticipation for a long time now but GE14 is finally upon us!

Your voice is now your vote and this is the only time we can be sure it’s heard.  So, make it count!  We encourage our voting audience to be honest and independent in their vote tomorrow.

If you’re a first time voter, you may be a little confused as to what the process will be like.  Lucky for you, Malaysia’s Election Commission has released the seven steps to voting, which we will be going through with you step-by-step!

 

 

Some basic do’s and don’ts for voting day:

 

DO bring along identification

You are required to show some form of identification at time of voting.  Please bring along your MyKad or whatever else identification document you may have in lieu.

DON’T wear any political party logos or symbols

Voting day dress code is pretty chill.  But if you are seen wearing clothes with a candidate’s name, a party’s logo, or any other symbol expressing any political leanings, you may be barred from entering your polling station.

DO stay hydrated

You could be waiting at your polling station for quite some time.  Bring a bottle of water (and maybe some snacks, too!) along with you.

DON’T share any photos of your ballot on social media

I know we live in the reigning age of selfie culture and it may be hard to hold yourself back.  But please refrain from sharing any photos of your ballot on social media.  You could be liable for arrest or penalty.

DO check your ballot sheets

Please check your ballot sheets for any damage, tear, misprint, or mark.  Also check to make sure that your ballot sheets have their own respective serial number and certified stamp.  You have a right to a new ballot sheet if yours is flawed in any way.

DON’T be disruptive

It is important to remember that voting day is an important day for everyone.  Please remember to be respectful of others before, during, and after voting.  When you are done voting, do not loiter anywhere within 50 metres of your polling station.  Do not try to influence another person’s vote.

For more do’s and don’ts, please refer to Malaysia’s Election Offences Act 1954.

And with that, I wish you all the best for voting day tomorrow!

Check out Sabah’s parliamentary and state candidates for tomorrow’s GE14 here, here, here, and here!

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