As a Malaysians, it is our rights to cast our votes during each time during the general and state election. The general election of Malaysia always happens every five years only. During last year’s general election, it was the first time in history, the opposition party wins the election. The reason behind the winning is because of the number of voters turnout was higher than the previous general election.
However, sadly there are more than 3.8 million Malaysian who haven’t registered before the general election. One of the main reason some of them busy with their other work and they forgot to register. The voter’s registration can be done at any of the nearest post office or SPR branches. For the next general election onwards, Malaysians can start to register themselves online through SPR’s mySPR daftar portal page.
With this introduction of this online registration service, we can expect many Malaysians to register themselves as a voter. Take a look at the image below which shows the steps on how to register your voting. After you finish your registration, you will receive a confirmation email from the Election Commission.
During last week parliament discussion, the Dewan Rakyat finally passes the bill amendment where it lowers Malaysians voting age from 21 years old to 18 years old. Other than that, the Election Commission also has sanction automatic voter registration. This means during the next general election teenagers who reach 18 years old can start to cast their vote.
At this moment, the Election Commission, Azharun advises Malaysians to register themselves as a voter. The automatic registration is a long process where that is not possible now. For now, the mySPR only allows Malaysians who are 21 years old and above to register online. The next election would be Sarawak state election which will take place in 2023.
In conclusion, if you are 21 years old and above, and haven’t registered yourselves as a voter, you can visit the mySPR page to register it now.