Malaysians will vote in the 15th general election on November 19, the Election Commission (EC) announced this afternoon.
EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh added that early polling will be held on November 15, while nomination day will be on November 5, providing two weeks for official election campaigning.
Early polling will be held on November 15, while nomination day will be on November 5, providing two weeks for official election campaigning.
Both the polling and nomination dates will fall on a Saturday.
Perak, Perlis and Pahang will hold elections at the state level simultaneously. The three states were helmed by Barisan Nasional.
Pahang, Perlis and Perak have 42, 15 and 59 seats in their respective legislatures.
States where rival coalition Pakatan Harapan control — Selangor, Penang and Negeri Sembilan — will only hold elections when the 14th term expires next year.
Melaka, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak had already held elections separately. In Sabah, however, there will be a by-election for the Bugaya state seat, to be held on the same day as the Federal elections.
EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh said the regulator will deploy over 360,000 staff nationwide amid expectations that some parts of the country will be hit by erratic weather and floods.
Each of the 222 seats will be managed by one election manager. There will be 625 teams formed for enforcement and monitoring.
“This general election and the by-election in Sabah is expected to cost RM1.01 billion,” he said at the press conference in Putrajaya.
This is the first time in Malaysian history whereby most states will be sitting out of the general election.
Therefore, only 117 state assembly seats will be decided on Nov 19, down from 576 during the last election in 2018.
Abdul Ghani said in a statement issued in conjunction with the meeting, that the electoral rolls for GE15 would be on sale beginning October 31.
“The GE15 electoral rolls contains 21,173,638 voters,” he said.
Of this number, 20,905,366 are ordinary voters, 146,737 are army personnel and their spouses, 118,794 are police personnel, including from the General Operations Force, and their spouses, and 2,741 are absentee voters abroad.
Beginning October 31, voters can also check their voting details, including polling centres and voting streams, on the website https://mysprsemak.spr.gov.my or call the EC hotline at 03-88927018 / 03-88880040 or via the MySPR Semak application.