That's a lot of new voters this round.
The names of those who are eligible will be automatically included in the electoral roll, usually around one month and six weeks after their birthday.
Our right to vote is so important and some of you might have heard stories of how some citizens’ names were strangely excluded from the list in previous elections. That is why you should always double to check to make sure that your name has been included on the electoral roll:
If you’re like us and would prefer not to have apps taking up space on your phone, there are several websites that you can use to check.
1. Election Commission of Malaysia’s official portal
Head over to https://www.spr.gov.my/ and click on ‘Semakan Daftar Pemilih’. Key in your identity card (IC) number, military service number (nombor perkhidmatan tentera) or police service number (nombor perkhidmatan polis) without the dash “- “. Then key in the captcha code and click ‘semak’.
Your details as a voter will appear along with your locality, your polling district, your Dewan Undangan Negara (DUN) constituency or State Legislative Assembly, and your parliamentary constituency.
2. MySPR Semak
Visit https://mysprsemak.spr.gov.my/ and follow the steps above.
3. State Elections Offices (Pejabat Pilihan Raya Negeri) Portal
Visit http://ppn.spr.gov.my/index/, click on the flag of the state of which you’re from and follow the steps.
Use the MySPR Semak App
Download the MySPR Semak App from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store. Follow the steps which are like the ones for the website.
You will also be able to check election candidates and results once the relevant information has been released for GE15.
For folks who’d rather not navigate websites and download applications, just call the EC hotline directly at 03-88927018.
What to do next?1. If all your information is accurate, then just show up on the voting day –– just make sure you’ve got the right address!
Voting hours have been extended to the following times:
Peninsular Malaysia: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Sabah and Sarawak: 7.30 am to 5.30 pm
2. Change of Address
However, if you want to review your address which may have changed, or to change constituencies, update your address (that is listed on your MyKad) via the National Registration Department (JPN).
Then download the Election Commission’s (EC) Claim Form C and present the filled-out printed copy at the nearest EC office with your IC card.
3. Objections to Voters
If you have any objection to any voter who may have made a change to his constituency illegally, you can object to it by downloading and filling up Objection Form D.
You will need to pay RM10 to review a person you suspect had their constituency illegally changed and this objection will have to be submitted before 14 October 2022 when the Daftaran Pemilih Tambahan (DPT) or Supplementary Electoral Rolls is gazetted.
Happy voting, guys!
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