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Voting hours are extended by the Election Commission of Malaysia (SPR).

04/10/2022

Voting hours are extended by SPR.

Good news!!  Voting time is extended.

The Election Commission of Malaysia (SPR) will implement several reforms, including extending the polling hours to give voters enough time to complete their civic duties, according to a message from Datuk Wan Junaidi, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Parliament and Legal Affairs.

The polls were open from 8 am to 5 pm during the previous general election, but they will be open for an hour longer at the upcoming 15th general election.

Peninsular Malaysia will have voting hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., while Sabah and Sarawak will have voting hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additionally, a special lane will be designated for voters over 60 and those with disabilities (OKU), with the first and second voting channels each having a cap of 450 voters.

As a result of the nation’s implementation of policies requiring voters to register automatically upon becoming 18 years old, the number of voters has increased dramatically. The overall electorate increased by 5.8 million from 15.2 million in 2018 to 21 million in 2019. 1.2 million new voters between the ages of 18 and 21 and 4.6 million new voters above the age of 21 are included.

Extended voting hours

West Malaysia: 8am to 6pm

East Malaysia: 7am to 5.30pm

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