Sun, 14 Apr 2013 02:30:00 GMT

Step-by-step guide: First-time voters

What do I do as a first-time voter?


As our beloved country gears up for what they say, the biggest and most competitive 13th General Elections to come by, many of us may be first-time voters, eager to exercise their rights. If you've not registered to vote (Malaysians above 21 years of age can start voting), register yourself at the nearest Malaysian Post Office and don't miss the next GE!

For the rest of us, firstly let's do what we can to make sure our details are right, and you know where your voting area is.

Check your details

Log on to Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Malaysia website and key in your Identification Number (IC)

You will be prompted to the next page, make sure your name, IC, Sex, Year are correct. Take note of the Voting Centre and print a copy if needs be.

If you noticed any irregularities, email

To the voting area, we go!

Make sure you bring along your IC and good spirits! Try not to wear clothing that portray party symbols, slogans.

Enter your polling centre, pass your IC to the agent and she will read out your name and IC. Take the ballot paper, make sure there aren't any tear, markings and head over to the voting booth and make a 'X'  on your candidate of choice and slip it into the box.

Now we wait

Some of us may choose to wait around the centre, but only the polling agent and volunteer observers can observe the voting process.


Apr 15, 2013 7:18AM

i had registered myself as a voter in the previous election in 2008. i noticed my IC number prompted as "Record not found" in SPRM website. i would really want to be part of the PRU 13 voting this time. i were told that i can request for an appeal in order to vote. anyone knows how and what i should do? im from Ipoh Perak 

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