15th General Election To Be Held On 19 November, Nominations To Be Announced On 5 November

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Malaysia will hold its next general election on 19 November, the Election Commission announced today.

The commission said that candidate nominations will take place on 5 November, providing for a 14-day campaigning period.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the dissolution of Parliament on 10 October, setting a time limit for 60 days to hold the pending General Election.

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More than 20 million Malaysians are expected to vote for a new government, following more than two years of political turmoil that led to a snap election.

All 222 parliamentary seats will be up for grabs during the general election, along with the state legislative seats of Pahang, Perlis and Perak.

Another state seat in Sabah – Bugaya – will also conduct a midterm election on the same day after a by-election there was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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If you have yet to register as a voter, you can do it now through an online portal launched by the Election Commission (EC).

If you are a Malaysian citizen who is at least 21 years old, currently living in the area you’re registering to vote for, and have never been barred or disqualified by any laws in force, then you are eligible to vote.

Follow these simple steps to register: 

  1. Apply for an account through the MySPR Daftar portal.
  2. Submit your details as stated.
  3. Receive a confirmation email from the EC.

Your application will be processed within several days and if successful, you will receive an activation email along with a TAC verification.

See you at the polls!